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New Clause 3 — Schools causing concern: involvement of parents

Bills Presented — Armed Forces – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 16th September 2015.

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‘(1) The Education and Inspections Act 2006 is amended as follows:

(2) After section 59 insert—

“59A Duties of Secretary of State, local authorities, and proprietors to parents when a school is eligible for intervention

When a school is eligible for intervention, the Secretary of State, the local authority, school governing body and proprietor must exercise their functions with a view to involving parents of registered pupils in decisions relating to the school under this Part and the Academies Act 2010.”

(3) In section 59 (Meaning of “maintained school” and “eligible for intervention”)—

(a) in subsection (1) after (c) insert—

“() an Academy school”

(b) after subsection (2) insert—

“(3) In this Part, references to the governing body of an Academy school are to be read as references to the proprietor of an Academy school.

(4) If an Academy school is found to be eligible for intervention under this Part, then the school is to be treated as a maintained school for the purposes sections 63 to 69, and the governing body is the proprietor of the Academy school. For the avoidance of doubt, an intervention under sections 63 to 69 takes precedence over any provision of the Academy arrangements made between the Secretary of State and the proprietor.”

(4) In section 60 (Performance standards and safety warning notice) in subsection (6) at end insert—

“(e) the parents of registered pupils”

(5) In section 60A (Teachers’ pay and conditions warning notice) in subsection (6) at end insert—

“(c) the parents of registered pupils” .’—(Kevin Brennan.)

This new clause requires parents be involved in decisions about the future of their children’s schools.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 209, Noes 309.

Division number 72 Bills Presented — Armed Forces — New Clause 3 — Schools causing concern: involvement of parents

Aye: 209 MPs

No: 309 MPs

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Question accordingly negatived.