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Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [H.L.]

This is the text of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [H.L.], as amended on Report in the House of Lords and printed on 20th February 2001.

 
 
  
Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [H.L.]
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES

PART I
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Mainstream education
Clause 
1.Education in mainstream schools of children with special educational needs.

General duties of local education authorities
2.Advice and information for parents.
3.Resolution of disputes.
4.Compliance with orders.

Appeals
5.Unopposed appeals.
6.Maintenance of statement during appeal.

Identification and assessment of educational needs
7.Duty to inform parent where special educational provision made.
8.Review or assessment of educational needs at request of responsible body.
9.Duty to specify named school.

Amendment of statement of special educational needs
10.Amendment of statement of special educational needs.

PART II
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION
CHAPTER I
SCHOOLS
Duties of responsible bodies
11.Discrimination against disabled pupils and prospective pupils.
12.Meaning of "discrimination".
13.Disabled pupils not to be substantially disadvantaged.
14.Accessibility strategies and plans.
15.Accessibility strategies and plans: procedure.
16.Residual duty of education authorities.

Enforcement
17.Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal.
18.Jurisdiction and powers of the Tribunal.
19.Procedure.
20.Admissions.
21.Exclusions.
22.Roles of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly.
23.Enforcement procedure: Scotland.
24.Validity and revision of agreements of responsible bodies.
25.Interpretation.

CHAPTER II
FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION
Duties of responsible bodies
26.Discrimination against disabled students and prospective students.
27.Meaning of "discrimination".
28.Disabled students not to be substantially disadvantaged.
29.Further education etc. provided by local education authorities and schools.

Enforcement
30.Right of redress.
31.Occupation of premises by educational institutions.
32.Validity and revision of agreements.
33.Interpretation.
34.Removal of certain duties of funding bodies.

CHAPTER III
MISCELLANEOUS
35.Extension of role of Disability Rights Commission.
36.Codes of practice.
37.Conciliation for disputes under Part IV of the 1995 Act.
38.Relationship with other Parts of the 1995 Act.
39.Application to the Isles of Scilly.
40.Duty of Teacher Training Agency.

PART III
SUPPLEMENTARY
41.Expenses of Secretary of State.
42.Minor amendments and repeals.
43.Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent.
 

SCHEDULES:
    Schedule 1-Amendment to Statement of Special Educational Needs.
    Part I-Procedure for making amendment to statement of special educational needs.
    Part II-Appeals against amendments to statement of special educational needs.
    Schedule 2-Responsible Bodies For Schools.
    Schedule 3-Amendment of Schedule 3 to the 1995 Act.
    Schedule 4-Responsible Bodies for Educational Institutions.
    Schedule 5-Modifications of Chapter II of Part IV of the 1995 Act.
    Schedule 4C-Modifications of Chapter II of Part IV.
    Part I-Modifications for England and Wales.
    Part II-Modifications for Scotland.
    Schedule 6-Amendment of Schedule 4 to the 1995 Act.
    Schedule 7-Amendments to the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999.
    Schedule 8-Minor and Consequential Amendments.
    Part I-The 1996 Act.
    Part II-Other Enactments.
    Schedule 9-Repeals.
 


 
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