Education (Update) Amendment Bill
A number of amendments in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill required a Regulatory Impact Statement to be prepared.
The Education (Update) Amendment Bill (the Bill) amends the Education Act 1989 (the Act) to make the achievement and learning of children and young people central to the early childhood education and compulsory schooling Parts of the Act.
The Bill was introduced on 22 August 2016.
Education (Update) Amendment Bill Regulatory Impact Statements
- Establishing enduring goals for education for children and young people aged 0 to 18
- Establishing a mechanism for government to set out its medium-term priorities for early childhood education and schooling
- Clarifying boards of trustees’ roles and responsibilities
- Improving planning and reporting for schools
- Changes to enable schools to implement cohort entry arrangements for children first starting school
- Strengthening Collaborative Governance
- Better supporting schools in difficulty
- Compulsory attendance for five year olds once enrolled
- Better management of education provision
- Improving the way enrolment schemes are managed
- Creation of a new specialist body to consider complaints regarding teachers’ professional competence
- Establishing a regulatory framework for online learning
- Implementing property funding changes and changes to regulatory settings for state-integrated schools
- Options for improving the careers information service
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