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Education and Inspections Act 2006

Section 1: Duties in relation to high standards and the fulfilment of potential

22.This section re-enacts, with amendments, section 13A of the 1996 Act, which was inserted by the 1998 Act and which places a general duty on local education authorities to promote high standards. The substituted section 13A will now require local education authorities to exercise their functions with a view to promoting the fulfilment by every child of his educational potential, and, in the case of local education authorities in England, with a view to ensuring fair access to educational opportunity, as well as with a view to promoting high standards. The reference to every child in new section 13A(1)(c) is a reference to those children set out in subsection (2). Section 13A(3) defines “child” for the purposes of this section.

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