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Education Act 2011- working           it out Welcome: Jonathan Carr-West,         Director LGiU     Chair: Laurie Thraves,...
Education Act 2011     John FowlerPolicy Manager, LGIU 24 November 2011
Education Act 2011     • This Bill provides an historic opportunity for        this country. It will help to guarantee eve...
Education Act 2011     • The Education Act 2011 will help teachers       raise standards in education     • The Bill is no...
Economist 19 November 2011//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
Education Act 2011     • Complex     • Amends 18 previous education       and children acts     • 47 separate issues//www....
Not covering• Secondary legislation and other  changes• Funding: increases, decreases  and impact• Academy conversions
Academy applications – rise          300                  and fall                                                        ...
Coalition    programme• Using resources fairly• Freedom• Accountability and  responsibility• Plus• Behaviour
The DfE narrative    •good teachers delivering good teaching is the single most important    factor in giving every child ...
Good Behaviour and discipline   • Allow same-day detentions (5)   • Powers to search pupils and students and seize     ite...
Freeing up professionals                  Duties on schools      • Repeal of school duty to co-operate and        CYPPs   ...
Freeing up professionals         School admissions and place                   planning      • Pupils admissions (34)     ...
Using resources fairly        • Free entitlement of early years          provision for two-year olds (1)        • Addition...
Other issues    • Composition of school governing bodies      (38)    • Federations        – Schools leaving (39)        –...
Lunch
Sharper accountability                   OfSTED inspection       • Focus OfSTED school inspection on         four key area...
Sharper accountability          Curriculum and qualifications     •   QCDA abolished (25 to 27)     •   Ofqual chief regul...
Sharper Accountability                Quango abolition     • GTCE abolition (7 to 12)         – Prohibition         – Indu...
//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
Academies and free schools   • Sections 52 to 65 rewrite of AA 2010   • Specialisms abolished (52)   • 16-19 and Alternati...
Academies and free schools   • Application by individual school within a     federation (57)   • LA can still fund PFI dea...
14+    • Connexions (28)    • Careers (29)    • Repeal the diploma “entitlement” (30 and      31)    • Reduce/change requi...
14+    • YPLA abolished (66 to 68)    • Apprenticeship offer redefined (69)    • Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to make      ...
The outlook – the other factors//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
What does it mean?        Government’s principles        “increasing school        autonomy, improving the quality of     ...
• Discuss• john.fowler@lgiu.org.uk
LGiU: "Working it Out" - the Education Act 2011
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LGiU: "Working it Out" - the Education Act 2011

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This presentation looks at the main aspects of the Education Act 2011 that have an impact upon local government.

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LGiU: "Working it Out" - the Education Act 2011

  1. 1. Education Act 2011- working it out Welcome: Jonathan Carr-West, Director LGiU Chair: Laurie Thraves, Policy Manager, LGIU
  2. 2. Education Act 2011 John FowlerPolicy Manager, LGIU 24 November 2011
  3. 3. Education Act 2011 • This Bill provides an historic opportunity for this country. It will help to guarantee every child a high quality education, which will equip them for the technological, economic, social and cultural challenges of the next century. • The Bill sets out a horrifying vision for the future of education in this country. The core values and ethos of state education, social justice, democratic accountability and equality … are all left in tatters by the//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0 provisions in this Bill.
  4. 4. Education Act 2011 • The Education Act 2011 will help teachers raise standards in education • The Bill is not a nudge along for the structure of our educational institutions but a more substantial change • The Education Act is a crime against humanity, a smash and grab raid which that will tear apart our schools and our communities//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  5. 5. Economist 19 November 2011//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  6. 6. Education Act 2011 • Complex • Amends 18 previous education and children acts • 47 separate issues//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  7. 7. Not covering• Secondary legislation and other changes• Funding: increases, decreases and impact• Academy conversions
  8. 8. Academy applications – rise 300 and fall Monthly 250 number of applications 200 150 100 3 per. Mov. Avg. 50 (Monthly number of 0 applications Tuesday, No… Wednesday,… Wednesday,… Wednesday,… Thursday, Se… Monday, Nov… Friday, April… Friday, July… Sunday, Aug… Tuesday, Mar… Sunday, May… Saturday, Oc… Friday, Octob… Saturday, Ja… Tuesday, Feb… Monday, Aug… )//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  9. 9. Coalition programme• Using resources fairly• Freedom• Accountability and responsibility• Plus• Behaviour
  10. 10. The DfE narrative •good teachers delivering good teaching is the single most important factor in giving every child a high quality education •poor behaviour is one of the biggest barriers to attracting and retaining good teachers •once schools have secured good behaviour, they will be able to deliver a challenging curriculum for all pupils •the best school systems devolve power to schools, and we will give schools the freedom to lead improvement •robust accountability for raising standards and narrowing gaps will sit alongside our plans for increased autonomy •head teachers and teachers are the people who make the difference, so we will give them real freedoms to decide how best to improve their school •the school funding system will be transparent and fair, and will effectively target disadvantaged pupils//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  11. 11. Good Behaviour and discipline • Allow same-day detentions (5) • Powers to search pupils and students and seize items strengthened (2 and 3) • Pre-charge anonymity for teachers faced with allegations of criminal offence by a pupil (13) Exclusion appeal process changed (4) • Behaviour and attendance partnerships (6) • Exclusions: PRUs (50 and 51) and Alternative provision Academies (53)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  12. 12. Freeing up professionals Duties on schools • Repeal of school duty to co-operate and CYPPs • Repeal of school profile (32) and SIPs (33) • School meals (35)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  13. 13. Freeing up professionals School admissions and place planning • Pupils admissions (34) – Admission forum – Adjudicator role – Local authority reports – Objections (36) – Academies (64) • School place planning (37)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  14. 14. Using resources fairly • Free entitlement of early years provision for two-year olds (1) • Additional permitted charges (48) • HE funding (71 and 72)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  15. 15. Other issues • Composition of school governing bodies (38) • Federations – Schools leaving (39) – Applying for Academy status (57) • Parental complaints (44) • Staffing of maintained schools (19) • Payments in respect of dismissal (47) • Local authorities’ financial schemes (46) • Direct payments for SEN (75)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  16. 16. Lunch
  17. 17. Sharper accountability OfSTED inspection • Focus OfSTED school inspection on four key areas (41) • End routine inspection of outstanding schools and colleges (40 and 42) • SoS powers to close a school directly (44) • Inspection of boarding accommodation (43)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  18. 18. Sharper accountability Curriculum and qualifications • QCDA abolished (25 to 27) • Ofqual chief regulator (21) • International comparisons (20 and 22) • Power to fine exam boards (23 and 24)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  19. 19. Sharper Accountability Quango abolition • GTCE abolition (7 to 12) – Prohibition – Induction – No registration • TDA abolition (14 to 17) – Funding – Standards and conduct • SSSNB (18)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  20. 20. //www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  21. 21. Academies and free schools • Sections 52 to 65 rewrite of AA 2010 • Specialisms abolished (52) • 16-19 and Alternative provision Academies (53 and 54) • Religious bodies consent before application for Academy Order (55) • Consultation by prospective sponsor where SoS orders conversion (56)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  22. 22. Academies and free schools • Application by individual school within a federation (57) • LA can still fund PFI deals (58) • Transfer agreements to include staff contracts (59) • Consultation on increasing age-range (60) • LA remits boarding (61) • Land of closed Academies (63) • Academies come within scope of Adjudicator for admissions(64)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  23. 23. 14+ • Connexions (28) • Careers (29) • Repeal the diploma “entitlement” (30 and 31) • Reduce/change requirements on Sixth Form and FE colleges on borrowing, promoting of economic wellbeing, governance (49)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  24. 24. 14+ • YPLA abolished (66 to 68) • Apprenticeship offer redefined (69) • Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to make reasonable efforts to involve employers (70) • Sector Skills Councils to issue certificates (71) • SoS to direct SFA on consultation (72) • Reduction in “skills entitlement” (73) • Change to commencement of RPA (74)//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  25. 25. The outlook – the other factors//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  26. 26. What does it mean? Government’s principles “increasing school autonomy, improving the quality of teaching and strengthening local accountability” “free local authorities, led by directors of children’s services, to focus on championing the interests of parents and children who most need support”//www.dwp.gov.uk/housingbenefit/claims-processing/information-flow/docs/laceo-letter-sep0
  27. 27. • Discuss• john.fowler@lgiu.org.uk

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