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Education (Wales) Act 2014

A Government Bill, introduced by Huw Lewis, Minister for Education and Skills.  The Business Committee remitted the Bill to the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 

About the Act

 

The Education (Wales) Bill seeks to legislate in the following areas:

 

  • the Education Workforce Council including the registration and regulation of teachers and the wider workforce;
  • school term dates;
  • the appointment of HM Chief Inspector and HM Inspectors of education and training in Wales under section 19 of the Education Act 2005.

 

On its introduction the Bill also contained provisions relating to Special Educational Needs (SEN), as follows:

 

  • reform of the registration and approval of independent schools in respect of special educational needs;
  • post-16 assessment of educational and training needs and specialist Further Education (FE).

 

These SEN provisions were removed from the Bill during Stage 2 proceedings.

 

Current Stage

 

The Education (Wales) Act 2014 (external website) became law in Wales (external website) on 12 May 2014.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

 

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

 Stage

Documents

Bill introduced – 1 July 2013


Education (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF, 251KB)

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 636KB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 1 July 2013 (PDF, 114KB)

 

Business Committee’s Report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill: 1 July 2013 (PDF, 47KB)

 

Plenary statement: Introduction of the Education (Wales) Bill: 2 July 2013

 

Research Service Bill Summary (PDF, 390KB)

 

Legislative Glossary – Education (Wales) Bill (PDF, 135KB)

 


Stage 1
- Committee consideration of general principles

 

Consultation responses.

 

The Committee will consider the Bill on the following dates:

 

17 July 2013

26 September 2013

2 October 2013

10 October 2013

24 October 2013

6 November 2013 (private)

14 November 2013 (private)

 

Committee Stage 1 Report (PDF, 684KB)

 

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee report (PDF, 508KB)

Letter to Chair of Children and Young People Committee from Minister for Education and Skills, 6 January 2014 (PDF 88KB)

 

Letter from the Deputy Minister to the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, 7 January 2014 (PDF 84KB)

 

 


Stage 1
- Debate in plenary on general principles


A debate took place in Plenary on 3 December 2013.  The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.




Financial Resolution


 A Financial Resolution in relation to the Education (Wales) Bill was agreed in Plenary on 3 December 2013.


Stage 2
- Committee consideration of amendments


Stage 2 consideration took place in Committee on 23 January 2014.

Notices of Amendments:

Notice of Amendments: 13 December 2013 (PDF, 73KB)

Notice of Amendments: 6 January 2014 (PDF, 50KB)

Notice of Amendments: 7 January 2014 (PDF, 79KB)

Notice of Amendments: 16 January 2014 (PDF, 120KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 23 January 2014 (PDF, 144)

Grouping of Amendments: 23 January 2014 (PDF, 62KB)

 

Education (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 2 (Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin) (PDF, 215KB)

 

Research Service Bill Summary 2 (PDF, 130KB)

 

Revised Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 858KB)

 


Stage 3
- Plenary consideration of amendments


Stage 3 consideration and disposal of amendments took place in Plenary on 11 March 2014.

Notices of Amendments:

Notice of Amendments: 30 January 2014 (PDF, 50KB)

Notice of Amendments: 12 February 2014 (PDF, 50KB)

Notice of Amendments: 28 February 2014 (PDF, 56KB)

Notice of Amendments: 3 March 2014 (PDF, 56KB)

Notice of Amendments: 4 March 2014 (PDF, 91KB)

Marshalled List of Amendments: 11 March 2014 (PDF, 101KB)

Grouping of Amendments: 11 March 2014 (PDF, 63KB)

 

Education (Wales) Bill, as amended at Stage 3
(Amendments to the Bill since the previous version are indicated by sidelining in the right margin) (PDF, 238KB)




Stage 4
- Passing of the Bill in Plenary


The Bill was agreed by the Assembly in accordance with SO 12.36 on 25 March 2014.

Education (Wales) Bill, as passed (PDF, 197KB)


Royal Assent

 
Royal Assent was given on 12 May 2014.
 

 

Contact information

 

Clerk: Marc Wyn Jones
Phone: 029 2089 8505

 

Second Clerk: Gareth Rogers

 

Postal address:

 

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1NA

 

Email: CYPcommittee@wales.gov.uk

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Government Business;

First published: 01/07/2013

Lead member: Huw Lewis AM

Documents

 

 

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