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Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Sections 56E and 56F: Intervention by LEAs: sixth form colleges

355.Section 56E replicates for local education authorities the powers previously held by the LSC for intervention in sixth form colleges. This section sets out the matters that would trigger consideration of intervention in a college (subsection (2)) and the arrangements by which the LEA must notify the Secretary of State and the YPLA, and the college, of their intention to intervene and the reasons for doing so. The powers of the LEA are explained in subsection (6). The LEA may give directions to the governing body to make arrangements for collaboration (subsection (7)) and to dismiss a member of staff, if the governing body have power under their institution’s instruments and articles of government (subsection (10)). The governing body must comply with any directions made under this section. In addition section 56F allows a local education authority to appoint no more than two additional members of a governing body of a sixth form college. The local education authority must consult the governing body before exercising its power to appoint a member of the governing body.

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