Amendments proposed to the Education Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

45

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     28,     after 'provision', insert 'or such other areas as the Secretary of State may determine following representations from a qualifying body or qualifying school'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

46

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     31,     after 'provision', insert 'or such other areas as the Secretary of State may determine following representations from a qualifying body or qualifying school'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

47

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     33,     after 'provision', insert 'or such other areas as the Secretary of State may determine following representations from a qualifying body or qualifying school'.

   

Chris Grayling

35

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     33,     at end insert 'except insofar as every school must demonstrate that the curriculum it offers remains consistent with the objectives of the national curriculum.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

33

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State shall exercise his powers under this section with regard to the desirability of maintaining an effective national framework of pay and conditions for school teachers, so that all maintained schools are able to recruit, retain and motivate sufficient teachers of the required quality'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

34

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Secretary of State shall continue to exercise his powers under all sections of this Clause so as to promote the professional development of teachers, including development in relation to standards determined by him in an order under section 118 as criteria for entry into a particular class of teachers for purposes of remuneration.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

79

*Clause     6,     page     4,     line     33,     at end insert—

    '1(A)   In so far as regulations made under this section relate to a pay or conditions provision they shall in addition to providing for an exemption or modification make provision also for the determination of the relevant pay or conditions by means of negotiation between relevant bodies and representatives of those to whom different pay and conditions are to be applied.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

66

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(f)   provide for the manner in which statutory provisions in relation to the inspection of schools, and the publication of information relating to school performance shall be applied in relation to a school in respect of which an order under subsection 2 is made'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

10

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   The prescribed criteria relating to the performance of, or the quality of leadership in, the school must be approved by resolution of each House of Parliament in England or by agreement of the National Assembly in Wales'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

13

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     13,     leave out '(1)(c)', and insert '(1)(b)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

14

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     24,     leave out '(1)(b)', and insert '(1)(c)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

65

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert 'unless they replicate those which the Secretary of State has designated as attracting exemption or modification as of right in England'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

52

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(6)   Any order under subsection (2) must contain the following provisions of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions document—

      (a) main pay scale,

      (b) threshold and

      (c) differentials between mainscale and leadership group and between headteacher and the rest of the leadership group.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

81

*Clause     6,     page     5,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '(6)   In so far as regulations made under this section relate to a curriculum provision they shall, in addition to providing for an exemption or modification, require persons responsible for the delivery of the curriculum in any school to have regard to the need to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum in that school.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

51

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     36,     leave out 'may', and insert 'shall'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

15

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     37,     at end insert 'with particular reference to the needs of children at the school with special needs'.

   

Chris Grayling

36

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     37,     at end insert 'and where a proposed change involves more than 15 per cent. of the total curriculum offered at the school, as measured by time allocated to lessons, secure a minimum response level of 33 per cent. of parents, with the majority supporting the changes.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

53

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     38,     after 'consult', insert 'the headteacher and'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

54

Clause     8,     page     6,     line     9,     after 'body', insert 'but after consultation with that body'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

80

*Clause     9,     page     6,     line     13,     leave out subsection (1).

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

16

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     leave out 'do anything', and insert 'take all reasonable action'.

   

Chris Grayling

37

Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     leave out 'do anything necessary' and insert 'use its best endeavours'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

71

*Clause     9,     page     6,     line     19,     after 'necessary', insert ', other than adjust the budget of a school,'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

21

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     9,     leave out 'the', and insert—

       'Subject to due remuneration for services provided having first been satisfactorily negotiated and agreed, the'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

60

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     11,     at end insert 'and shall ensure that the headteacher of each such maintained school, or other members of the teaching staff as nominated by the headteacher from time to time, is a director of the company'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

22

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     28,     at end insert—

       "prescribed description" means in accordance with the Memorandum and Articles of the Company.

       '"prescribed person" excludes—

      (i) the Secretary of State; and

      (ii) any member or officer of a local education authority.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

23

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     31,     at end add 'and the freedom to raise finance secured on the assets of the company'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

82

*Clause     10,     page     7,     line     31,     at end add—

    '(10)   No Headteacher or member of the staff of a school the governing body of which has exercised a power conferred by any of subsections (1) to (4) shall be required by virtue of his contract of employment to perform functions other than those arising from the exercise of such power to perform functions consequent upon the exercise of the power.'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

24

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     35,     after 'authority', insert '(which shall not unreasonably be withheld)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

25

Clause     11,     page     7,     line     37,     at end insert '(which shall not unreasonably be delayed in being allocated and delegated)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

28

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     2,     after 'guarantee', insert 'or a limited liability partnership under the Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2001'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

27

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     3,     after 'requirement', insert '(which must be specific and contain)'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

26

Clause     11,     page     8,     line     5,     at end insert—

      '(iii) a satisfactorily completed process of due diligence, absence of conflict of interests, due procees and the taking of references.'.

 
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