Education and Adoption Bill — Report (2nd Day) — 16 Dec 2015 at 19:02
Amendment 16 not moved.
Clause 8: Consultation about conversion
Moved by Lord Watson of Invergowrie
16A: Clause 8, page 6, line 25, at end insert-
“5ZA Consultation about conversion: schools issued with an Academy order
(1) If a school is issued with an Academy order under section 4(A1) or (1)(b), consultation must be held on whether conversion should take place.
(2) The consultation exercise must include-
(a) parents of children attending the school;
(b) teachers and staff at the school;
(c) governors at the school;
(d) the relevant local authority;
(e) such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
(3) The terms of such consultation, including the minimum length of time that must be allowed, shall be prescribed by the Secretary of State in regulations.
(4) After the close of the consultation, the Secretary of State must take into account the outcome of the consultation when deciding whether conversion is appropriate for the school.”
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