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  2. Part I School Inspections

    1. Chapter I SCHOOL INSPECTORS AND INSPECTIONS CARRIED OUT BY THEM

      1. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for England

        1. 1. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools in England.

        2. 2. Functions of the Chief Inspector for England.

        3. 3. Power of Chief Inspector for England to arrange for inspections.

      2. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Wales

        1. 4. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Schools in Wales.

        2. 5. Functions of the Chief Inspector for Wales.

        3. 6. Power of Chief Inspector for Wales to arrange for inspections.

      3. Registered inspectors

        1. 7. Registration of inspectors.

        2. 8. Removal from register and imposition or variation of conditions.

        3. 9. Appeals in relation to registration.

      4. Inspections by registered inspectors

        1. 10. Inspection of certain schools by registered inspectors.

    2. Chapter II PROCEDURE FOR INSPECTIONS UNDER CHAPTER I

      1. Introductory

        1. 11. Application of provisions of Chapter II.

        2. 12. Inspections by members of the Inspectorate.

      2. Inspections and reports: all schools

        1. 13. Section 10 inspections by registered inspectors.

        2. 14. Reports of inspections by members of the Inspectorate.

        3. 15. Timing of section 10 inspections by registered inspectors.

      3. Destination of reports and special measures: schools within s. 11(2)

        1. 16. Destination of reports.

        2. 16A. Duty to notify where inspection shows school causing concern

        3. 17. Special measures by appropriate authority.

        4. 18. Additional special measures by local education authority.

        5. 19. Monitoring special measures and further inspections.

      4. Destination of reports and special measures: schools within s. 11(3)

        1. 20. Destination of reports.

        2. 21. Special measures by appropriate authority.

        3. 22. Monitoring special measures.

    3. Chapter III OTHER INSPECTIONS

      1. Religious education

        1. 23. Inspection of religious education.

      2. Local authority inspection services

        1. 24. Provision of inspection services by local education authorities.

        2. 25. Power of local education authority to inspect maintained school for specific purpose.

  3. Part II

    1. Miscellaneous powers and restrictions

      1. 26. Schools to which sections 27 to 30 apply.

      2. 27. Appointment of additional governors.

      3. 28. Suspension of right to delegated budget.

      4. 29. Grouping and de-grouping.

      5. 30. Prohibition on ballot under Part III of Education Act 1996.

    2. Education associations

      1. 31. Power to establish education associations.

      2. 32. Supervision of education associations by the Secretary of State.

      3. 33. Transfer of responsibility for conducting school to an education association.

      4. 34. Effect of order under section 33.

      5. 35. Functions of education associations.

      6. 36. Conduct of school.

      7. 37. School conducted by education association acquiring grant-maintained status.

      8. 38. Discontinuance of school conducted by education association.

      9. 39. Winding-up of education association.

      10. 40. Reports showing school no longer requires special measures.

      11. 41. Regulations for the purposes of Part II.

  4. Part III GeneralPrevious MatchNext Match

    1. Inspection of computer records

      1. 42. Inspection of computer records for purposes of Part I.

    2. Publication of reports

      1. 42A. Publication of inspection reports.

    3. Financial provisions

      1. 43. Payment of fees into Consolidated Fund.

      2. 44. Stamp duty.

    4. Orders and regulations

      1. 45. Orders and regulations.

    5. Construction

      1. 46. Interpretation.

    6. Final provisionsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. 47. Consequential amendments, repeals and transitional provisions.

      2. 48. Short title, commencement and extent.Previous MatchNext Match

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1Previous MatchNext Match

      Her Majesty’s Chief InspectorsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Chief Inspector’s other staff

        1. 1.The Chief Inspector may, with the approval of the Minister...

      2. Additional inspectors

        1. 2.(1) The Chief Inspector may arrange for such persons as...

      3. Remuneration, pensions etc.

        1. 3.(1) There shall be paid to the Chief Inspector such...

      4. Official seal

        1. 4.The Chief Inspector shall have an official seal for the...

      5. Performance of functions

        1. 5.(1) Anything authorised or required by or under this Part...

      6. Documentary evidencePrevious MatchNext Match

        1. 6.The Documentary Evidence Act 1868 shall have effect, in relation...Previous MatchNext Match

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Tribunals hearing appeals under section 9

      1. Constitution of tribunals

        1. 1.(1) A tribunal constituted to hear an appeal under section...

      2. Procedure of tribunals

        1. 2.(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision...

      3. Staff

        1. 3.The Secretary of State may, with the consent of the...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Inspections under section 10

      1. 1.In this Schedule— “appropriate authority means— in relation to a...

      2. Selection of registered inspectors

        1. 2.(1) Before entering into any arrangement for an inspection, the...

      3. Inspection teams

        1. 3.(1) Every inspection shall be conducted by a registered inspector...

      4. Enrolment of persons to act as team members

        1. 3A.(1) The Chief Inspector shall keep a list of persons...

      5. Training for inspections

        1. 4.(1) No person shall conduct an inspection of a school...

        2. 5.(1) No person shall conduct an inspection of a school...

      6. Meeting with parents

        1. 6.Where an inspection is arranged, the appropriate authority for the...

      7. Rights of entry etc.

        1. 7.(1)A registered inspector conducting an inspection, and the members of...

      8. Offence of obstructing inspector or inspection team

        1. 8.(1) It shall be an offence wilfully to obstruct—

      9. Replacement of inspector during course of inspection

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies to an inspection where, at any...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Inspections of denominational education

      1. Construction

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “inspection means an inspection of a school...

      2. Inspectors’ reports

        1. 2.(1) An inspection shall be carried out within such period...

      3. Action plans

        1. 3.(1) The governing body to whom an inspector has reported...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      1. Supplementary powers

        1. 1.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2) and to the articles of...

      2. Tenure of members

        1. 2.(1) A person shall hold and vacate office as a...

        2. 3.If the Secretary of State is satisfied that a member...

      3. Salaries, allowances and pensions

        1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may— (a) pay to the...

      4. Committees

        1. 5.(1) An education association may establish a committee for any...

      5. Delegation of functions

        1. 6.An education association may authorise the chairman or any committee...

      6. Proceedings

        1. 7.The validity of any proceedings of an education association or...

        2. 8.Subject to the preceding provisions of this Schedule, an education...

      7. Application of seal and proof of instruments

        1. 9.The application of the seal of an education association shall...

        2. 10.Every document purporting to be an instrument made or issued...

    6. SCHEDULE 6Previous MatchNext Match

      Consequential amendmentsPrevious MatchNext Match

      1. Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c.13)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 1.Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 shall continue...Previous MatchNext Match

      2. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 2.Part III of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons...Previous MatchNext Match

      3. Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 3.Part III of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Assembly...Previous MatchNext Match

      4. Education Reform Act 1988 (c. 40)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 4.(1) Section 226(2)(b) of the Education Reform Act 1988 (inspection...Previous MatchNext Match

      5. Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 5.In Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992,...Previous MatchNext Match

      6. Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act 1993 (c. 8)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 6.In section 26(8)(h) of the Judicial Pensions and Retirement Act...Previous MatchNext Match

      7. Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996 (c. 50)Previous MatchNext Match

        1. 7.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous MatchNext Match

    7. SCHEDULE 7Previous MatchNext Match

      RepealsPrevious MatchNext Match

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Transitional provisions

      1. Continuity of the law

        1. 1.(1) The repeal (or revocation) and re-enactment of provisions by...

      2. New documents referring to repealed enactments

        1. 2.Any reference to an enactment repealed by this Act which...

      3. Application of sections 2(9) and 5(9)

        1. 3.Sections 2(9) and 5(9) shall not have effect in relation...

      4. TABLE OF DERIVATIONS

        1. 1.Notes:

        2. 2.The following abbreviations are used in the Table:— 1992 =...

        3. 3.The abbreviation “Law Com. Rec. No. followed by a number...

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