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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 22 July 2010

 

Committee of the whole House

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Academies Bill [Lords]


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the House

 

[19 July].

 


 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

70

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Payments may be made in respect of capital expenditure under an Academy

 

agreement to an additional school only where the Secretary of State has first

 

consulted with—

 

(a)    

local parents and children,

 

(b)    

the relevant local authority,

 

(c)    

any other persons deemed appropriate.

 

(1B)    

The purpose of the consultation under (1A) shall be to establish whether there are

 

outstanding requirements for capital investment for existing schools in the area

 

where the school is (or is proposed to be) situated.

 

(1C)    

Where a need is demonstrated the Secretary of State may not make payments with

 

respect of capital expenditure under subsection (1).

 

(1D)    

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.

 

(1E)    

For the purposes of subsection (1D)(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.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

98

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Ian Mearns

 

56

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  3,  after ‘of’, insert ‘educational psychology services and

 

other’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

71

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  7,  at end add—

 

‘(7)    

Before making any payments under an Academy agreement the Secretary of State

 

shall make an assessment of the extent of centrally-provided SEN provisions that,

 

were the school to operate as a maintained school—

 

(a)    

would be required by a school with the likely pupil profile of the

 

proposed additional school, or

 

(b)    

is currently called upon by the maintained school which is converting to

 

Academy status.

 

(8)    

Before making any payments under an Academy agreement the Secretary of State

 

shall make an assessment of the likely disruption to centrally-provided SEN

 

services that might result from equivalent reductions in local authority budgets.

 

(9)    

Payments made under an Academy agreement must reflect the assessment made

 

according to subsections (7) and (8).’.

 


 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

61

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  22,  leave out from ‘proprietor’ to end of line 23 and insert ‘to

 

appeal to a Local Commissioner’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

62

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  25,  leave out ‘review’ and insert ‘appeal’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

99

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

63

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  26,  leave out ‘review’ and insert ‘appeal’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

76

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  34,  leave out from ‘time’ to end of line 36 and insert ‘after

 

deducting from any amount made available by a local authority to the school’s governing

 

body (under section 50 of SSFA 1998 or otherwise) that has not been spent by the

 

governing body or the headteacher, all existing and contingent liabilities not transferring

 

to the Academy under a property transfer scheme (including any liabilities of the local

 

authority incurred on behalf of the school), there is a net amount available.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

64

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘“Local Commissioner” has the meaning given by section 23 of the Local

 

Government Act 1974.’.

 


 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

66

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  22,  leave out ‘property, rights and liabilities’ and insert

 

‘property and rights’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

100

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

65

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  38,  at end add—

 

‘(11)    

The Secretary of State before making a property transfer scheme shall consult

 

with—

 

(a)    

the local authority;

 

(b)    

the current owner, if not the local authority;

 

(c)    

such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.’.

 


 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

73

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The report must include an assessment, with evidence, of the changes in academic

 

performance across the entire local authority areas where additional schools have

 

been established.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

74

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The report must include an assessment, with evidence, of the changes in the

 

impact of schools on social cohesion across entire local authority areas where

 

academy arrangements under this Act have been entered into and remain in

 

place.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

101

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

75

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The report must include an assessment, with evidence, of the changes in SEN

 

provision in the local authority area where new academy arrangements have been

 

entered into in the preceding 12 months.’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

3

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  5,  leave out subsection (4).

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

68

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

Where an Academy proprietor is not a qualifying proprietor, it shall not be

 

permitted under the Academy arrangements to make a profit from any services in

 

schooling and learning.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

2

 

Page  7,  line  35,  leave out Clause 12.

 


 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

59

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  4,  leave out paragraphs 1, 2 and 3.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

102

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Jon Trickett

 

55

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  26,  leave out sub-sub-paragraph (c) and insert—

 

‘(c)    

the Secretary of State, before making the property transfer scheme,

 

consulted with—

 

(i)    

the local authority;

 

(ii)    

the current owner, if not the local authority; and

 

(iii)    

any other such persons as the Secretary of State considered

 

appropriate.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

69

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Before making any Regulations under this paragraph, the Secretary of State must

 

consult with—

 

(a)    

associations of local authorities;

 

(b)    

local authorities;

 

(c)    

bodies representing the interests of governing bodies of schools; and

 

(d)    

such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

13

 

Schedule  2,  page  18,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘9A      

In section 84(1) of SSFA (code for school admissions) after paragraph (b)

 

insert—

 

“(bza)    

Academies,”.’.

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

58

 

Schedule  2,  page  19,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(14A)  

In section 133(6) omit “or” in subsection (a) and insert before the full stop in

 

subsection (b)—

 

“or (c) An Academy”.

 

  (14B)  

In section 212 insert before the definition of “contract of employment”—

 

““Academy” means an Academy within the meaning of the Academies

 

Act 2010;”.’.


 
 

Committee of the whole House: 22 July 2010              

103

 

Academies Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

60

 

Schedule  2,  page  19,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘14A      

In section 122(3)(c) (power to prescribe pay and conditions) after “school”,

 

insert “or is an Academy”.

 

14B      

After subsection 122(8) insert—

 

“(9)    

In this section an “Academy” means a school to which Academy

 

arrangements within the meaning of section 1 of the Academies Act

 

2010 apply.

 

(10)    

The Secretary of State may by order confer a discretion on the

 

Secretary of State to determine, in such circumstances and subject to

 

such conditions as may be prescribed in the order, that the provisions

 

of this section shall not apply to school teachers employed in an

 

individual Academy or group of Academies.”’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

John McDonnell

 

17

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘25A      

In section 240(3) (meaning of “school support staff”) at the end of paragraph

 

(a) insert “or is employed by an Academy;”.’.

 

Ed Balls

 

Vernon Coaker

 

Kevin Brennan

 

Mr Iain Wright

 

Diana R. Johnson

 

Kerry McCarthy

 

Lilian Greenwood

 

57

 

Schedule  2,  page  20,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(25A)  

In section 236(2)(a) after “functions”, insert “or in acting pursuant to Academy

 

arrangements”.

 

  (25B)  

In section 237 insert—

 

“(3A)  

An order under section 233(2)(d) or 234(2)(b) or (4)(b) may also

 

make provision by reference to actions taken or to be taken pursuant

 

to Academy arrangements.”.

 

  (25C)  

In section 237 insert—

 

“(3B)  

An order under section 233(2)(d) or 234(2)(b) or (4)(b) shall be

 

formulated so as to apply to support staff employed to work at

 

Academies with the same effect as it applies to staff employed to

 

work in maintained schools.”.

 

  (25D)  

In section 238(3) insert—

 

“(c)    

the governing body and proprietor of an Academy.”.


 
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