Amendments proposed to the Education Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

222

Clause     19,     page     12,     line     40,     leave out from beginning to end of line 3 on page 13 and insert—

    '(2)   The LEA shall make the instruments of government for all its maintained schools and determine matters to be dealt with in such instruments, the form of such instruments and the review and variation of such instruments.'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

154

Clause     20,     page     13,     line     11,     leave out subsection (2) and insert—

    '(2)   Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 36 to 44 of the School Standards and Framework Act, the Secretary of State may make regulations

      (a) to define the respective roles and responsibilities in relation to the conduct of a maintained school (whether generally or with respect to particular matters) of the governing body and the headteacher; and

      (b) to provide for specified roles and responsibilities of the local education authority in respect of a school or class of schools to be exercised by the governing body or headteacher of each of those schools;

       provided that such regulations shall not make provision for the transfer of any existing functions of a governing body or a headteacher to a local authority.'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

135

Clause     21,     page     13,     line     35,     after 'those functions', insert—

    '(4)   Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1), the local education authority shall, if a governor, group of governors or governing body so desire, secure that that governor, group of governors or governing body is provided with their fair and reasonable financial share of such monetary and other resources made available by the local education authority for the performance of their functions under that subsection for the sole purposes of that governor, group of governors or governing body securing for himself such information as he considers (or, as the case may be, for themselves such information as they consider) appropriate in connection with the discharge of each governor's functions as a governor and securing for himself such training as he considers (or, as the case may be, for themselves such training as they consider) necessary for the effective discharge of the functions of a governor.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

178

Clause     21,     page     13,     line     35,     at end add 'or make available funds to purchase such training'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

134

Clause     22,     page     13,     line     43,     after 'appointment', insert ', save that in the case of a voluntary aided or foundation school the regulations may not prescribe a body other than the governing body of the school, the foundation or (for a church school) the diocesan authority'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

223

Clause     23,     page     14,     line     11,     after 'may', insert 'after obtaining the consent of the LEA and'.

   

Chris Grayling

162

Clause     23,     page     14,     line     12,     after 'procedure', insert 'and subject to consultation with parents and receiving measurable endorsement of the proposals from parents,'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

132

Clause     23,     page     14,     line     13,     after 'this Chapter.', insert—

    '( )   "Prescribed cases", in subsection (1), may not include any cases which diminish

      (a) diversity of provision, having regard to schools' single-sex or mixed character, selectivity, specialism, denominational provision, or age-range;

      (b) the rights of parents under section 86 of the School Standards and Framework Act; or

      (c) the choice of schools available to parents of a child within five miles of his home.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

198

Clause     23,     page     14,     line     18,     after '(a)' insert 'either each retain its governing body and in addition share a governing body, or'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

234

Clause     23,     page     14,     line     24,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   Where each school in a federation retains its governing body—

      (a) the governing body of the federation shall be known as the federation governing body;

      (b) the person making the instruments of government, having regard to any agreement between schools prior to federation,

      (i)   shall ensure than no power is held concurrently by a school's governing body and the federation governing body;

      (ii)   may vary the number of members of the governing body of a school in the federation.'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

133

Clause     23,     page     15,     line     5,     after 'Schedule', insert—

    '( )   The federation of a school or schools or a federation or federations for the purpose of this Chapter shall constitute a "prescribed alteration" for the purpose of Part III of Chapter II of the School Standards and Framework Act'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

150

Clause     23,     page     15,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(7)   The conditions prescribed under subsection (1) shall include conditions to be satisfied by governing bodies as to the public accountability of the federation in respect of the different schools in membership of the federation.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

179

Clause     23,     page     15,     line     12,     at end add—

    '(7)   Where schools have formed a federation each school shall be represented by the categories of governor required under section 18(2).'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

241

Clause     24,     page     15,     line     28     leave out subsections (3) and (4).

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

180

Clause     24,     page     15,     line     29,     leave out from 'categories' to end of line 33 and insert 'each school within the federation will retain the characteristics of its own category.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

242

Clause     24,     page     15,     line     36,     at end add—

    (5)   Nothing in this section shall enable the religious character of a school to be changed'.


   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

243

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     38,     at beginning insert—

       'Subject to subsection (1A) below'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

181

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(c)   children below school age in the form of pre-school education.'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

244

Clause     25,     page     15,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Each local education authority shall report annually on the funding of services provided by its maintained schools under subsection (1) above.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

224

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     21,     after 'they', insert 'and the maintaining LEA'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

182

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     25,     leave out subsection (4).

   

Mr Andrew Turner

130

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     25,     after 'body', insert 'of a community, voluntary controlled, community special or maintained nursery school'.

   

Mr Andrew Turner

131

Clause     26,     page     16,     line     30,     after 'and', insert '(in the case of a community, voluntary controlled, community special or maintained nursery school)'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

100

Clause     27,     page     16,     line     42,     leave out 'any' and insert 'the'.

   

Mr Graham Brady
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Chris Grayling
Mr Andrew Turner

183

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     11,     leave out 'comply with' and insert 'take account of'.

   

Mr David Miliband
Caroline Flint

160

Clause     27,     page     17,     line     13,     at end insert—

    '(6)   The governing body of a maintained school shall use their best endeavours to secure that—

      (a) reasonable steps are taken by the governing body, head teacher and staff to ascertain the views of pupils on matters which affect them, and

      (b) due weight is given to the expressed views of pupils on matters affecting them, having regard to the pupil's age and understanding.'.


   

Mr Andrew Turner

202

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     16,     after first 'report', insert 'to parents'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

101

Clause     28,     page     17,     line     19,     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.

 
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