Clause 1

Part of Children, Schools and Families Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 1:00 pm ar 28 Ionawr 2010.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Ceidwadwyr, Southend West 1:00, 28 Ionawr 2010

I remind the Committee that with this we are discussing the following: amendment 154, in clause 1, page 3, line 3, at end add—

‘(11) A parent who believes that a pupil or parent guarantee is not being delivered may appeal to the head teacher in the first instance, and if not satisfied to the governing body, and  thereafter to the local authority within whose area the school is located. There will be no further appeal to the Secretary of State or to the Local Government Ombudsman, and no obligation shall arise from the guarantee whose breach would create the basis for a challenge through the courts.’.

Amendment 128, in clause 3, page 3, line 28, leave out subsection (1).

Amendment 118, in clause 3, page 3, line 29, leave out from ‘after’ to the end of line 35 and insert ‘subsection (1) there is inserted—

“(1A) A failure by the headteacher of a school to comply with any requirement (including a requirement to have a regard to guidance) imposed on the head teacher by virtue of subsection (2) of section 1 of the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 (pupil and parent guarantees) shall not be a complaint to which this Chapter applies;

(1B) A complaint to which subsection (1A) applies shall be made to the governing body of the school about which the complaint arises.”’.

Amendment 119, in clause 3, page 3, line 36, leave out subsections (2) to (5).

Amendment 129, in clause 3, page 3, line 36, leave out subsection (2).

Amendment 156, in clause 3, page 5, line 20, at end add—

‘(6) The Local Government Ombudsman will not investigate complaints relating to the Pupil and Parent Guarantees which are regarded by the Ombudsman as unreasonable or vexatious.’.

Amendment 181, in clause 3, page 5, line 20, at end add—

‘( ) Any complaint made about the performance of a pupil guarantee or a parent guarantee shall be considered taking into account the resources made available to the school or the local authority to be able to comply with the guarantee.

( ) It is not intended to grant the pupil or parent a right to monetary compensation for any failings to comply with, or comply fully with, any pupil guarantee or parent guarantee.’.