HC Bill 137
- House of Commons - Department for Education / Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The 'Education Bill (HC Bill 137)' is founded on the principles and proposals set out in the Department for Education November 2010 White Paper, 'The Importance of teaching (Cm. 7980)', listed below.
The Bill includes measures to increase the authority of teachers to discipline pupils and ensure good behaviour, with a general power to:
search pupils for items banned under the school's rules;
issue same day detentions; and
pre-charge anonymity when faced with an allegation by a pupil of a criminal offence.
In short, it aims to give teachers the power to "restore order to the classroom".
The Bill also extends the Academies Programme for 16 to 19 year olds and alternative provision. Five arm's length bodies will be abolished with many of their functions ending and those which are to continue being discharged by the Secretary of State.
In addition, the Bill will enable the Government to introduce an entitlement to free early years provision for disadvantaged two year olds.
It also takes forward two elements of the Government's response to the Browne Review on higher education funding. It will apply the tuition fees cap for full-time courses on a pro rate basis to part-time courses, and increases the cap on the interest rates that can be charged on new student loans.
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