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Education and Skills Act 2008

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Duty to participate in education or training: England

    1. Chapter 1 Young persons

      1. Duty to participate in education or training

        1. 1.Persons to whom Part 1 applies

        2. 2.Duty to participate in education or training

      2. Interpretation

        1. 3.Level 3 qualification

        2. 4.Appropriate full-time education or training

        3. 5.Full-time occupation

        4. 6.Relevant training or education

        5. 7.Relevant period

        6. 8.Sufficient relevant training or education

        7. 9.Assignment of numbers of hours of guided learning to external qualifications

    2. Chapter 2 Local education authorities and educational institutions etc

      1. Duty to promote fulfilment of duty imposed by section 2

        1. 10.Local education authority to promote fulfilment of duty imposed by section 2

      2. Duty to promote good attendance

        1. 11.Educational institutions: promotion of good attendance

      3. Duty to identify persons not fulfilling duty imposed by section 2

        1. 12.Duty to make arrangements to identify persons not fulfilling duty imposed by section 2

      4. Information

        1. 13.Notification of non-compliance with duty imposed by section 2

        2. 14.Educational institutions: duty to provide information

        3. 15.Supply of social security information

        4. 16.Supply of information by public bodies

        5. 17.Sharing and use of information held for purposes of support services or functions under this Part

      5. Guidance

        1. 18.Guidance

    3. Chapter 3 Employers

      1. Interpretation

        1. 19.Contracts to which Chapter applies

        2. 20.Appropriate arrangements

      2. Commencement of employment

        1. 21.Appropriate arrangements to be in place before employment begins

        2. 22.Financial penalty for contravention of section 21

        3. 23.Withdrawal or variation of penalty notice given under section 22 following notice of objection

        4. 24.Appeal against penalty notice given under section 22

        5. 25.Further power to withdraw penalty notice given under section 22

        6. 26.Withdrawal or variation of penalty notice given under section 22: further provisions

      3. Employer to enable participation in education or training

        1. 27.Duty to enable participation: initial arrangements

        2. 28.Duty to enable participation: arrangements subsequently notified

        3. 29.Sections 27 and 28: extension for person reaching 18

        4. 30.Contravention of section 27 or 28: enforcement notice

        5. 31.Financial penalty for non-compliance with enforcement notice given under section 30

        6. 32.Withdrawal of enforcement notice given under section 30

        7. 33.Withdrawal or variation of penalty notice given under section 31 following notice of objection

        8. 34.Appeal against penalty notice given under section 31

        9. 35.Further power to withdraw penalty notice given under section 31

        10. 36.Withdrawal or variation of penalty notice given under section 31: further provisions

      4. Supplementary

        1. 37.Right not to suffer detriment

        2. 38.Dismissal to be treated as unfair

        3. 39.Other amendments of Employment Rights Act 1996

    4. Chapter 4 Parenting contracts and parenting orders

      1. 40.Parenting contracts

      2. 41.Parenting orders

      3. 42.Parenting orders: supplemental

      4. 43.Parenting orders: appeals

      5. 44.Parenting contracts and parenting orders: further provisions

    5. Chapter 5 Attendance notices

      1. Initial steps

        1. 45.Failure to fulfil duty under section 2: initial steps

      2. Attendance notices

        1. 46.Attendance notice

        2. 47.Attendance notice: description of education or training

      3. Attendance panel, appeals and variations etc

        1. 48.Attendance panel

        2. 49.Appeal arrangements

        3. 50.Variation and revocation of attendance notice

      4. Failure to comply with attendance notice

        1. 51.Offence of failure to comply with attendance notice

        2. 52.Restrictions on proceedings for offences under section 51

        3. 53.Failure to comply with attendance notice: penalty notice

        4. 54.Penalty notices: appeal arrangements

        5. 55.Non-participation fines: interpretation

        6. 56.Enforcement of non-participation fine etc: person reaching 18

        7. 57.Enforcement of non-participation fine etc: fine imposed on person aged 18 or over

        8. 58.Enforcement of non-participation fine: further provisions

        9. 59.Application of sums recovered by virtue of section 56 or 57

      5. Supplementary

        1. 60.Review of initial operation of Chapter

    6. Chapter 6 Miscellaneous

      1. 61.Alternative ways of working

      2. 62.Crown employment

      3. 63.House of Lords staff

      4. 64.House of Commons staff

      5. 65.Financial penalties

      6. 66.Interpretation of Part

      7. 67.Corresponding provision for Wales

  3. Part 2 Support for participation in education or training: young adults with learning difficulties and young people in England

    1. Provision of support services

      1. 68.Support services: provision by local education authorities

      2. 69.Directions

      3. 70.Local education authorities: supplementary powers

      4. 71.Provision of support on conditional basis: learning and support agreements

      5. 72.Educational institutions: duty to provide information

      6. 73.Educational institutions: access and facilities

      7. 74.Internet and telephone support services etc

      8. 75.Inspection

      9. 76.Supply of social security information relating to young persons

      10. 77.Supply of information by public bodies

      11. 78.Supplementary

      12. 79.Existing functions of Secretary of State

    2. Assessments relating to learning difficulties

      1. 80.Assessments relating to learning difficulties

    3. Careers education

      1. 81.Careers education: information and advice

    4. Apprenticeships

      1. 82.Apprenticeships: functions of Learning and Skills Council for England

    5. School transport etc

      1. 83.Provision of transport etc for persons of sixth form age: duty to consider journey times

      2. 84.Exercise of travel functions by local education authorities in England: duty to have regard to religion or belief of persons of sixth form age

    6. Co-operation as regards 14-19 education and training

      1. 85.Co-operation as regards provision of 14-19 education and training

  4. Part 3 Adult skills

    1. Provision of courses of study

      1. 86.Learning aims for persons aged 19 and over

    2. Assessments of effectiveness of education or training

      1. 87.Benefit and training information

      2. 88.Revenue and Customs information

      3. 89.Use of information

      4. 90.Wrongful onward disclosure of information

      5. 91.Information: supplementary

  5. Part 4 Regulation and inspection of independent educational provision in England

    1. Chapter 1 Independent educational institutions in England

      1. Introductory

        1. 92.Independent educational institutions

        2. 93.Application of Chapter to institutions in England only

      2. Standards

        1. 94.Independent educational institution standards

      3. Requirement of registration

        1. 95.The register

        2. 96.Unregistered independent educational institutions: offence

        3. 97.Unregistered independent educational institutions: inspection

      4. Registration procedure

        1. 98.Applications for registration

        2. 99.Determination of applications for registration

        3. 100.Institutions no longer required to register: power to deregister

      5. Approval of material changes to registered details

        1. 101.“Material change”

        2. 102.Requirement to apply for approval for material change

        3. 103.Inspection and report where applications made for approval

        4. 104.Determination of applications for approval

        5. 105.Power to deregister institution that makes unapproved material change

      6. Independent inspectorates

        1. 106.Independent inspectorates

        2. 107.Quality assurance of independent inspectorates

      7. Inspections and reports

        1. 108.Duty to inspect certain registered institutions at prescribed intervals

        2. 109.Duty to inspect registered institution on direction of Secretary of State

        3. 110.Inspections under this Chapter: power of entry etc

        4. 111.Fees for inspections by Chief Inspector under this Chapter

        5. 112.Failure to pay fees

        6. 113.Publication of inspection reports

      8. Failure to meet standards

        1. 114.Action plans

        2. 115.Power of Secretary of State to take enforcement action

        3. 116.Enforcement action available to Secretary of State

        4. 117.“Relevant restriction”

        5. 118.Relevant restriction imposed by Secretary of State: supplementary

      9. Unsuitable persons

        1. 119.Unsuitable persons

      10. Emergencies

        1. 120.Application to justice of the peace for order

        2. 121.Relevant restriction imposed by justice of the peace: supplementary

        3. 122.Order of justice of the peace: notification

      11. Provision of information by proprietors

        1. 123.Provision of information by proprietors

      12. Appeals

        1. 124.Appeal by proprietor against decision of Secretary of State to deregister

        2. 125.Appeal by proprietor against other decisions of Secretary of State

        3. 126.Appeal by proprietor against order of justice of the peace

        4. 127.Relevant restriction imposed by Tribunal: supplementary

      13. Prohibition on participation in management of independent educational institutions

        1. 128.Prohibition on participation in management

        2. 129.Directions under section 128: appeals

        3. 130.Directions under section 128: information

        4. 131.Directions under section 128: notification

      14. Independent colleges for 16 to 18 year olds

        1. 132.Providers of independent education or training for 16 to 18 year olds

        2. 133.Regulations under section 132: supplementary

      15. Supplementary

        1. 134.Proceedings for offences

        2. 135.Offences by bodies corporate

        3. 136.Offences by unincorporated bodies

        4. 137.Service of notice etc

        5. 138.Interpretation of Chapter

      16. Transitional provision

        1. 139.Continuity of the law

        2. 140.The register and fees

        3. 141.Prohibition on participation in management

    2. Chapter 2 Schools providing for special educational needs

      1. Non-maintained special schools in England

        1. 142.Interpretation

        2. 143.Right of sixth-form pupils to opt out of religious worship

        3. 144.Protection of pupils in an emergency

        4. 145.Appeals

      2. Independent schools in England

        1. 146.Abolition of requirement of approval for independent schools: England

        2. 147.Approval of independent schools: consequential amendments

        3. 148.Approval of independent schools: transitional provision

  6. Part 5 Miscellaneous and general

    1. Chapter 1 Powers of National Assembly for Wales

      1. 149.Powers of National Assembly for Wales

    2. Chapter 2 Miscellaneous

      1. School admissions

        1. 150.Sixth form admissions etc

        2. 151.Admission arrangements

        3. 152.Sixth form admissions etc: appeals

        4. 153.School admissions: supplementary

      2. Maintained schools in England: behaviour and attendance etc

        1. 154.Power of governing body: educational provision for improving behaviour

        2. 155.Application of s.444 of Education Act 1996 to alternative education provision

      3. Maintained schools in England: assessment arrangements

        1. 156.National Curriculum for England: duty to implement assessment arrangements

      4. Maintained schools: pupils' views

        1. 157.Governing bodies of maintained schools to invite and consider pupils' views

        2. 158.Consultation of pupils: existing functions

      5. External qualifications

        1. 159.Approved external qualifications: England

        2. 160.Approved external qualifications: Wales

        3. 161.Functions of Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in England and Northern Ireland

        4. 162.Functions of Welsh Ministers etc

        5. 163.Functions of Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in Northern Ireland in relation to vocational qualifications

      6. Inspections of teacher training

        1. 164.Inspections of teacher training in England: removal of duty to notify

      7. Schools forums

        1. 165.Constitution of schools forums

    3. Chapter 3 General

      1. 166.Orders and regulations

      2. 167.Functions to be exercisable by Welsh Ministers

      3. 168.General interpretation

      4. 169.Minor and consequential amendments, repeals and revocations

      5. 170.Power to make consequential and transitional provision etc.

      6. 171.Financial provisions

      7. 172.Extent

      8. 173.Commencement

      9. 174.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. Part 1 Regulation and inspection

      2. Part 2 Miscellaneous

    2. Schedule 2

      Repeals and revocations

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