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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 26th April 2001

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY BILL [LORDS], AS AMENDED

NEW CLAUSES

Provision of mobility and independence education

   

Mr Win Griffiths

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       'In the 1996 Act insert the following section—

"324A Provision of mobility and independence education

    (1)   An assessment of the educational needs of a child with visual impairment or multi-sensory impairment under section 323 or section 331 must include an assessment of their mobility and independence needs.

    (2)   Where a local education authority makes a statement of special educational needs for a child with visual impairment or multi-sensory impairment under section 324 or section 331, any needs for mobility and independence education shall be specified as special educational provision in the child's statement.".'.


Needs of the individual child
   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall, in exercising his powers under the 1996 Act with respect to the education of children with special educational needs, take such steps as may be necessary to ensure that provision by bodies in receipt of public funds for meeting those needs should treat the needs of the individual child as paramount so far as that is compatible with the provision of efficient education for other children.'.


Inspection of special needs provision
   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

       'In carrying out area inspections, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools must report in connection with any report on the education of children with special educational needs on—

    (a)   the adequacy of local choice of settings for parents of such children;

    (b)   the mechanism for ensuring that the funds intended to meet the special needs of the individual child are so provided and spent; and

    (c)   the adequacy of arrangements for the reception and induction of children with special educational needs into educational establishments situated within the area or serving its pupils.'.


Specification of provision
   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 324 of the Education Act 1996 (statement of special educational needs) after subsection (4) insert—

    "(4A)   In drawing up any specification of provision for a child's special educational needs the local education authority shall so far as is practicable have regard to the need for adequacy and quantifiability of such provision".'.


Non-maintained special schools
   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

       'In making arrangements for the meeting of special educational needs, the Secretary of State and local education authorities must have regard to the opportunities for provision afforded by schools which are not maintained schools, and in particular should—

    (a)   bring to the attention of parents of children with special educational needs the existence of schools which may be suited to provide education for the needs of this particular child;

    (b)   offer to provide special education at such a school if it is appropriate provided that the cost is not disproportionate.'.


Audience at tribunal
   

Mrs Theresa May
Mr Tim Boswell
Mr John Hayes

NC8

To move the following Clause:—

       'In the 1995 Act insert the following section—

"28 IA Audience at Tribunal
       The Tribunal may, if in its opinion it would be helpful to the consideration of an individual case, invite the pupil in question to attend and give evidence or to state a preference for the provision for his special educational needs which he would like to receive.".'.


   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Andrew George
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

1

Page     1,     line     15     [Clause     1],     leave out 'efficient' and insert 'effective'.


   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Andrew George
Mr Phil Willis
Mr Richard Allan

2

Page     52,     line     29     [Schedule     8],     at end insert—

'Duty to provide effective education

    1A   In section 9, for "efficient" substitute "effective".

    1B   In section 317(4)(b), for "efficient" substitute "effective".

    1C   In paragraph 3(3)(b) of Schedule 27, for "efficient" substitute "effective".'.


 
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