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Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

852

 

Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

58

 

Page  45,  line  42  [Schedule  1],  leave out ‘expedient’ and insert ‘in the best interests

 

of the child’.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Bill Wiggin

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

59

 

Page  46  [Schedule  1],  leave out lines 1 to 4.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Bill Wiggin

 

60

 

Page  12,  line  11,  leave out Clause 10.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Bill Wiggin

 

61

 

Page  17,  line  30,  leave out Clause 19.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

853

 

Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Bill Wiggin

 

62

 

Page  18,  line  8,  leave out Clause 20.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Bill Wiggin

 

63

 

Page  25,  line  4,  leave out Clause 26.

 

Michael Gove

 

Mr Nick Gibb

 

Tim Loughton

 

Mrs Maria Miller

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

Mr Edward Timpson

 

Total signatories: 7

 

Bill Wiggin

 

64

 

Page  38,  line  2,  leave out Schedule 64.

 

Mr Ken Purchase

 

65

 

Page  16,  line  21,  leave out Clause 16.

 

Reasonable punishment

 

Mr David Laws

 

Annette Brooke

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Children Act 2004 is amended as follows—

 

(2)    

In section 58 (reasonable punishment), after subsection (4) there is inserted—

 

“(4A)    

Only a person with parental responsibility for a child within the meaning

 

of section 3 of the Children Act 1989 can justify battery of the child on

 

the ground that it constituted reasonable punishment.”’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

854

 

Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

Excluded children

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The authorities, bodies, proprietors and teachers to which this section applies

 

may not advise a child’s parent to consider home education—

 

(a)    

in order to prevent the permanent exclusion of that child; or

 

(b)    

as a mechanism to deal with behavioural issues relating to that child.’.

 

Consultative forums

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local authority in England shall establish a consultative forum for the purpose

 

of securing the views of parents of home-educated children in their area.

 

(2)    

After each meeting of a consultative forum, a local authority in England shall—

 

(a)    

assess its results, and

 

(b)    

publish a summary of them.

 

(3)    

If those views demonstrate material parental satisfaction with the provision of

 

support by a local authority to home-educated children in their area, the authority

 

shall prepare and publish a plan (“a response plan”) setting out their proposals

 

for—

 

(a)    

responding to that dissatisfaction, and

 

(b)    

dealing with any particular issues, about which views were expressed in

 

the consultative forum, that the authority consider need to be dealt with.

 

(4)    

Regulations may make provision for—

 

(a)    

the establishment of a consultative forum and the procedures to be

 

followed;

 

(b)    

how often meetings of a consultative forum should take place;

 

(c)    

when and how the views expressed in each meeting of the consultative

 

forum are to be published;

 

(d)    

the relationship between the consultative forum and the Children’s Trust

 

in each area.’.

 

Access to public examinations

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A local authority in England shall provide—

 

(a)    

free access to examination centres for home-educated children;

 

(b)    

entry to examinations for all publicly-funded qualifications free of

 

charge to any home-educated child who has sufficiently demonstrated

 

their preparedness;

 

(c)    

free entry to examinations for all key stage assessments for home-

 

educated children.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 5 February 2010                  

855

 

Children, Schools and Families Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

Regulations may make provision about—

 

(a)    

the criteria to be taken into account in making a determination about a

 

child’s preparedness for any examination;

 

(b)    

the examinations to which this section applies; and

 

(c)    

the steps to be taken by an authority to ensure access to an examination

 

centre for a home-educated child.’.

 

Access to specialist music tuition

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

NC14

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘A local authority in England shall, where specialist music provision is available

 

in the schools in their area to which this section applies, make provision for such

 

tuition to be made available to home-educated children at the same cost as it is to

 

children educated at a school or who are under 19.’.

 

Access to school facilities

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

NC15

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must issue, and may from time to time revise, guidance

 

(the “guidance”) on extending free access to—

 

(a)    

school libraries;

 

(b)    

school sports facilities; and

 

(c)    

specialist facilities;

 

to home-educated children.

 

(2)    

The guidance may impose requirements on—

 

(a)    

local authorities in England;

 

(b)    

governing bodies, and proprietors (other than governing bodies), of

 

schools to which this section applies, and

 

(c)    

headteachers of schools to which this section applies.’.

 

Mr Graham Stuart

 

66

 

Page  25,  line  7,  leave out Clause 27.

 


 
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