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Education and Inspections Act 2006

Section 166: Collaboration arrangements: maintained schools and further education bodies

658.This section provides that regulations may enable the governing bodies of maintained schools to make collaboration arrangements with further education bodies, and further education bodies to make collaboration arrangements with schools and with other further education bodies. It will sit alongside the provisions of section 26 of the 2002 Act governing collaboration amongst maintained schools only.

659.Subsection (2) defines “collaboration arrangements” as arrangements for any of the functions of any of the bodies concerned to be discharged jointly or by a joint committee of the bodies.

660.Subsections (3) and (4) provide that regulations may make particular provision about the constitution and procedure of joint committees of the collaborating bodies, and the functions of collaborating bodies that may be discharged jointly or by joint committees.

661.Subsection (5) provides that regulations may modify any legislation relating to the functions of the collaborating bodies, or relating to the bodies by whom those functions are to be discharged, in its application to those functions or bodies.

662.Subsection (6) contains definitions of “further education body” and “maintained school” for the purposes of the section.

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