Amendments proposed to the Education Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

125

Page     8,     line     28     [Clause     11],     leave out 'company' and insert 'body corporate'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

126

Page     8,     line     30     [Clause     11],     leave out 'company' and insert 'body corporate'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

3

Page     9,     line     3     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   Sections 11(3) and (4) shall apply to any company referred to in subsection (1) as they apply to companies in relation to which a governing body has exercised a power conferred by section 10(1).'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

77

Page     9,     line     3     [Clause     12],     at end insert—

    '(4A)   The Secretary of State shall be liable as guarantor of last resort for any and all liabilities of any company formed or invested in under subsection (1).'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

80

Page     13,     line     32     [Clause     21],     at end insert 'in the case of community schools'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

81

Page     13,     line     39     [Clause     21],     at end insert—

    '( )   The local education authority shall, in the case of foundation and voluntary aided schools, make funds available for the school to purchase appropriate training and support for governors.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

82

Page     14,     line     6     [Clause     22],     at end insert 'provided that, for a foundation or voluntary aided school, the body shall be the governing body.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

83

Page     14,     line     8     [Clause     22],     at end insert ', provided that, in the case of a foundation or voluntary aided school, the decision to dismiss a clerk should be taken by the governing body.'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

4

Page     14,     line     17     [Clause     23],     after 'may', insert 'after obtaining the consent of the LEA and'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

84

Page     14,     line     19     [Clause     23],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Nothing in this Chapter shall provide for the character of a school to be changed as a result of federation.

    (1B)   In (1A) above "character" shall be defined as including: admissions arrangements; religious character; single sex or co-educational policy; or the status as a foundation, voluntary aided or community school or academy etc.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

85

Page     14,     line     25     [Clause     23],     after 'government', insert—

      '(aa) have a single governing body including members representing—

      (a) parents at each school,

      (b) teachers at each school,

      (c) such other categories as may be appropriate given the religious or other character of each school within the federation.'.


   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

5

Page     15,     line     18     [Clause     23],     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 Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

86

Page     16,     line     2     [Clause     25],     at end insert 'or

      (c) friends of pupils at the school or their families.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

87

Page     18,     line     21     [Clause     30],     at end insert 'This power will not affect the rights of trustees where school premises are held in trust for a voluntary aided or foundation school.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

132

Page     19,     line     2     [Clause     32],     leave out 'shall' and insert 'may'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

88

Page     19,     line     6     [Clause     32],     at end insert—

    '(1A)   If no annual parents' meeting is held, the governing body shall make appropriate arrangements for informing parents and responding to questions from them.'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

89

Page     19,     line     23     [Clause     32],     at end insert—

      '(g) for establishing a mechanism through which the holding of an annual parents' meeting can be required if at least 10 per cent. of registered parents at the school sign a written request to the chairman of governors to hold such a meeting.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

90

Page     21,     line     38     [Clause     35],     at end insert 'only in those circumstances in which a school has been designated as a "failing school" or when inspection has highlighted serious concerns about the leadership or governance of the school.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

137

Page     26,     line     31     [Clause     40],     at end insert—

    '(8)   This section shall not commence until 2004.'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

91

Page     27,     line     17     [Clause     41],     after 'shall', insert ', if requested by a majority of governing bodies of maintained schools in their area,'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

16

Page     27,     line     20     [Clause     41],     at end insert 'and, if the authority so determine, also representing such bodies as the authority may from time to time in accordance with regulations determine'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

17

Page     27,     line     29     [Clause     41],     at end insert—

       '(4A) Regulations made by virtue of subsection (4) may include provision enabling the Secretary of State in prescribed circumstances to remove from membership of a schools forum any non-schools member.'.


   

Secretary Estelle Morris

18

Page     28,     line     1     [Clause     41],     after 'section' insert—

       ' "non-schools member" in relation to a schools forum, means a member other than a schools member;'.

   

Secretary Estelle Morris

19

Page     28,     line     3     [Clause     41],     at end insert—

       ' "schools member" in relation to a schools forum, means a member elected to represent governing bodies or head teachers of schools maintained by the relevant authority;'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

92

Page     29,     line     24     [Clause     44],     after 'shall', insert ', if requested by a majority of governing bodies in its area,'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

129

Page     29,     line     30     [Clause     44],     after 'schools', insert 'and city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts, city academies and academies'.


   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

93

Page     30,     line     8     [Clause     44],     after 'subsection', insert ', but need not accept that advice'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien
Mr Phil Willis

61

Page     30,     line     14     [Clause     45],     at beginning insert—

    '(A1)   In section 86(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 at the end there shall be inserted—

      "(d) if compliance with the preference would result in an unsustainable balance between boarding places and day places at a maintained boarding school.".'.

   

Mr Damian Green
Mr Graham Brady
Alistair Burt
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Stephen O'Brien

94

Page     30,     line     39     [Clause     46],     at beginning insert—

    '( )   In section 25 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 there is inserted—

    "(5)   The Secretary of State shall make arrangements for a body to hear appeals pursuant to decisions of the adjudicator.".'.

   

Mr Phil Willis
Mr David Laws

2

Page     30,     line     42     [Clause     46],     leave out 'may' and insert 'shall'.


 
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