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Academies Bill [HL]


MARSHALLED
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON THIRD READING

The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Order of 1st July 2010, as follows—

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Clause 1

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

BARONESS MORGAN OF DREFELIN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

1*

Page 2, line 9, at end insert—

( ) the parent governors of the school are elected by the parents of children at the school.”

Clause 2

BARONESS WILKINS

BARONESS HOWE OF IDLICOTE

2*

Page 2, line 43, at end insert—

“( ) In Schedule 1 to the School Finance (England) Regulations 2008, after paragraph 8 insert—

“8A Where a child is a registered pupil at an Academy, expenditure in respect of services for making provision for pupils with low incidence special educational needs or disabilities.”

( ) Where a local authority fails to secure satisfactory provision for pupils with low incidence special educational needs or disabilities, the Secretary of State may make alternative arrangements.”

Clause 3

LORD WHITTY

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

3*

Page 3, line 4, at end insert—

“(1A) Before making an application for an Academy order, the governing body shall consult relevant parties on whether to make such an application.

(1B) The Secretary of State shall issue guidance as to how governing bodies should conduct such a consultation with parents, pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff and their representatives, neighbouring schools and the local authority and such other parties as he may think appropriate; such guidance would also specify the information that should be made available to consultees in relation to the proposed arrangements for Academy status.”

Clause 5

LORD WHITTY

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

4*

Page 4, line 2, leave out subsection (1) and insert—

“( ) Before issuing an Academy order for the conversion of a maintained school in England into an Academy, the Secretary of State must—

(a) satisfy himself that the governing body has conducted a consultation in line with section 3(1A) and such guidance as has been issued under section 3(1B);

(b) consult the local authority.”

5*

Page 4, line 6, leave out subsection (3) and insert—

“(3) In the case of a new (or free) school being granted Academy status, the Secretary of State must—

(a) ensure that a consultation has taken place with appropriate parties;

(b) consult the local authority.”

Before Clause 9

LORD HILL OF OAREFORD

6

Insert the following new Clause—

“Impact: additional schools

(1) This section applies when the Secretary of State is deciding whether to enter into Academy arrangements in relation to an additional school.

(2) The Secretary of State must take into account what the impact of establishing the additional school would be likely to be on maintained schools, Academies and institutions within the further education sector in the area in which the additional school is (or is proposed to be) situated.

(3) A school is an “additional school” for the purposes of this section if—

(a) it does not replace a maintained school that has been or is to be discontinued, and

(b) it is not a school in respect of which an Academy order has effect.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3)(a) a school does not replace a maintained school if it provides education for pupils of a wider range of ages than the maintained school.”

7

Insert the following new Clause—

“Consultation: additional schools

(1) Before entering into Academy arrangements with the Secretary of State in relation to an additional school, a person must consult such persons as the person thinks appropriate.

(2) The consultation must be on the question of whether the arrangements should be entered into.

(3) “Additional school” has the same meaning as in section (Impact: additional schools).”

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

BARONESS MORGAN OF DREFELIN

LORD HUNT OF KINGS HEATH

[As an amendment to Amendment 7]

8*

Leave out lines 3 to 5 and insert—

“(1) Before entering into Academy arrangements with any person in relation to an additional school, the Secretary of State must satisfy himself that relevant interested parties have been consulted by that person.”

BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY

BARONESS WALMSLEY

9

Insert the following new Clause—

“Annual reports

(1) For each academic year the Secretary of State must prepare and publish a report containing information on—

(a) Academy arrangements entered into during the year, and

(b) the performance of Academies during the year (see subsection (2)).

(2) The report must include information relating to the performance of Academies which has been provided to the Secretary of State pursuant to—

(a) regulations made under section 537 of EA 1996 (power of Secretary of State to require information);

(b) Academy arrangements.

(3) The first report under this section must relate to the academic year beginning 1 August 2010.

(4) The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of each report under this section.

(5) In this section “academic year” means a period of 12 months beginning on 1 August.”