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Education Act 2011

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, session 2010-12

Last updated: 17 November 2011 at 10:51

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Long title

A Bill to Make provision about education, childcare, apprenticeships and training; to make provision about schools and the school workforce, institutions within the further education sector and Academies; to abolish the General Teaching Council for England, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the School Support Staff Negotiating Body, the Qualifications and Curriculum evelopment Agency and the Young People’s Learning Agency for England; to make provision about the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation and the Chief Executive of Skills Funding; to make provision about student loans and fees; and for connected purposes.

Summary

The Bill seeks to implement the legislative proposals in the Department for Education’s schools White Paper, 'The Importance of Teaching' and measures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills relating to skills and the reform of higher education funding. It is therefore a very wide-ranging Bill.

Key areas

  • provides for the introduction of targeted free early years care for children under compulsory school age
  • makes changes to provisions on school discipline and places restrictions on the public reporting of allegations made against teachers
  • abolishes five quangos: the General Teaching Council for England, the Training and Development Agency for Schools, the School Support Staff Negotiating Body, the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency and the Young Person’s Learning Agency and gives new powers to the Secretary of State as a consequence of some of these changes
  • removes certain duties on school governing bodies, local authorities and further education institutions, including the duty on local authorities to appoint school improvement partners
  • makes changes to the arrangements for setting up new schools, and amends the Academies Act 2010 to make provision for 16 to 19 academies and alternative provision academies
  • includes measures relating to school admissions, school meals, composition of school governing bodies, school inspection, school finance and permitted charges.

Sponsoring departments

Department for Education
Michael Gove
Conservative, Surrey Heath
Department for Education
Lord Hill of Oareford
Conservative, Life peer

Current version of the Bill

Education Act 2011 c.21
16 November 2011
Commons

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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