Schedule 6 - Inspections of denominational education in Wales

Education Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 22nd March 2005.

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Question proposed, That this schedule be the Sixth schedule to the Bill.

Photo of Angela Watkinson Angela Watkinson Shadow Minister (Education)

I have a brief question about the nature of inspections of denominational education in Wales.

Photo of Angela Watkinson Angela Watkinson Shadow Minister (Education)

Yes, in relation to schedule 6. I presume the process does not differ significantly from denominational inspections in England. As a governor of a denominational school, I am acutely aware how a denomination affects the ethos of the school. I happen to be the governor of a Roman Catholic school, although I am not a Roman Catholic. A range of denominational schools are springing up. There are Sikh schools, schools for Jewish children and for other denominations. Is it intended that the inspecting team or inspector who goes to inspect religious education will subscribe to the particular denomination of the school?

Question put and agreed to.

Schedule 6 agreed to.