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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 13th December 2001

STANDING COMMITTEE G


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

EDUCATION BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [11th December].

Clause No. 6 (Exemptions available to qualifying schools).

11

Amendment (No. 11) proposed, in page 4, line 25 to leave out the word 'may' and to insert the word 'shall'.—(Mr Graham Brady.)

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

68

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out 'any curriculum provision' and insert 'any of such curriculum provisions as shall be prescribed by order approved under the affirmative resolution procedure'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

44

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     26,     after second 'provision', insert 'or such other areas as the Secretary of State may determine following representations from a qualifying body or qualifying school'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

12

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     28,     leave out subsections (1)(b) and (c) and insert—

      '(b) designate the modifications of any curriculum provision or pay and conditions provision as being available as of right, and

       may—

      (c) designate any curriculum provision or pay and conditions provisions as attracting discretionary exemption'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

45

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     28,     after second '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 provisions of this section 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—

    '(1A)   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 Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

51

Clause     6,     page     4,     line     36,     leave out 'may', and insert 'shall'.

   

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)   Regulations containing 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 Andrew Turner

96

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     19,     after 'shall', insert 'within 28 days'.

   

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 Andrew Turner

95

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     29,     leave out 'without the consent of the Secretary of State'.

   

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 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,     at end 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 Andrew Turner

147

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


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

21

Clause     10,     page     7,     line     9,     at beginning 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.'.

 
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