Education Bill — Allow schools to set their own Drugs and Alcohol Policies — rejected — 26 Jun 2002 at 23:21
The majority Not-Content voters rejected an amendment to the Education Bill. The amendment would have introduced a new clause into the Bill enabling schools to set their own drugs and alcohol policy. However, the amendment was defeated.
The main aims of the Education Bill were to:
- Allow schools to exempt themselves from laws which prevented them from innovating. However, this is dependent on the Secretary of State's approval.
- Give good schools the option of qualifying for greater flexibility in the National Curriculum and teachers' pay.
- Allow schools to join together in a federation under a single governing body.
- Further regulate school admissions, exclusions and attendance policies.
- Give the Secretary of State further powers to intervene in failing schools.
- Introduce a new regulatory regime for independent schools.
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