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Education and Inspections Act 2006

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169Prohibition on participation in management of independent school

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After section 167 of EA 2002 insert—

Prohibition on participation in management of independent schools
167AProhibition on participation in management of independent schools

(1)The appropriate authority may direct that a person—

(a)may not take part in the management of an independent school;

(b)may take part in the management of an independent school only in circumstances specified in the direction;

(c)may take part in the management of an independent school only if conditions specified in the direction are satisfied.

(2)A direction under this section may be given in respect of a person only on one or more prescribed grounds connected with the suitability of persons to take part in the management of an independent school.

(3)Regulations may prescribe the procedure for giving a direction under this section (including provision about notification of persons who are subject to directions).

(4)The appropriate authority may vary or revoke a direction under this section in prescribed cases.

(5)Regulations may prescribe the grounds on which a person subject to a direction under this section may seek to have it varied or revoked under subsection (4).

(6)In this section and sections 167B to 167D, “appropriate authority” means—

(a)in relation to England, the registration authority or such other public authority as may be prescribed;

(b)in relation to Wales, the registration authority or such other public authority as may be prescribed.

167BDirections under section 167A: appeals

(1)A person in respect of whom a direction has been given under section 167A may appeal to the Tribunal established under section 9 of the Protection of Children Act 1999—

(a)against the decision to give the direction;

(b)against a decision not to vary or revoke the direction.

(2)Regulations may—

(a)provide that the Tribunal may not entertain an appeal under this section insofar as the appellant’s case is inconsistent with his having been convicted of an offence;

(b)prescribe circumstances in which the Tribunal shall allow an appeal under this section;

(c)prescribe the powers available to the Tribunal on allowing an appeal under this section.

167CDirections under section 167A: information

(1)The Secretary of State may provide to the appropriate authority any information relating to a person which is held by the Secretary of State in connection with his functions—

(a)under the Protection of Children Act 1999, except section 9 (the Tribunal);

(b)under Part 7 of the Care Standards Act 2000;

(c)under sections 142 to 144 of this Act;

(d)as registration authority under this Part.

(2)The National Assembly for Wales may provide to the appropriate authority any information relating to a person which is held by the Assembly in connection with its functions as registration authority under this Part.

(3)The Independent Barring Board may provide to the appropriate authority any information relating to a person which is held by the Board in connection with its functions and which appears to it to be relevant to the exercise by the appropriate authority of its functions under sections 167A to 167C.

(4)The appropriate authority may provide to the Independent Barring Board, the General Teaching Council for England, the General Teaching Council for Wales, the Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales any information relating to a person which is held by the appropriate authority in connection with its functions under section 167A.

167DDirections under section 167A: notification

(1)Where the appropriate authority in relation to England gives a direction under section 167A(1), or varies or revokes any such direction, it must notify—

(a)the registration authority in relation to England (unless the appropriate authority is the registration authority), and

(b)the registration authority in relation to Wales and (if different) the appropriate authority in relation to Wales.

(2)Where the appropriate authority in relation to Wales gives a direction under section 167A(1), or varies or revokes any such direction, it must notify—

(a)the registration authority in relation to Wales (unless the appropriate authority is the registration authority), and

(b)the registration authority in relation to England and (if different) the appropriate authority in relation to England.

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