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Education and Inspections Act 2006

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178Framework power relating to Wales

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(1)The Assembly may by regulations make provision relating to Wales about any of the following matters—

(a)the categories of school that may be maintained by local education authorities;

(b)the establishment and discontinuance of schools maintained by local education authorities, their change from one category to another and their alteration in other respects;

(c)the admission of pupils to schools maintained by local education authorities;

(d)the curriculum in such schools;

(e)school attendance, the behaviour of pupils at school, school discipline and the exclusion of pupils from school (including the duties of parents in connection with those matters);

(f)the making of arrangements for the provision of education for persons of compulsory school age who have been excluded from schools or who for any other reason would not otherwise receive suitable education;

(g)entitlement to primary, secondary and further education and to training;

(h)the provision of services that are intended to encourage, enable or assist people—

(i)to participate effectively in education or training,

(ii)to take advantage of opportunities for employment, or

(iii)to participate effectively in the life of their communities;

(i)travel of persons receiving primary, secondary or further education or training to and from the schools or other places where they receive it;

(j)food and drink provided on school premises or provided for children at a place where they receive education or childcare.

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may also make provision for any purpose connected with provision made under any of paragraphs (a) to (j) of that subsection.

(3)Subsection (1) has effect subject to section 179.

(4)Subject to that section, the provision that may be made under subsection (1) includes any provision that could be made by Act of Parliament.

(5)The inclusion in this Act of any provision in relation to Wales about any of the matters mentioned in subsection (1)(a) to (j) does not affect the powers conferred on the Assembly by this section (which may accordingly be exercised so as to repeal or amend that provision).

(6)Expressions used in this section and in EA 1996 have the same meaning in this section as in that Act.

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