§ 26B.—(1) In preparing a school organisation plan a local education authority in Wales shall have regard to the plans of the National Council for Education and Training for Wales published under section (Plans) of the Learning and Skills Act 2000.
§ (2) Subsection (3) applies if a school organisation plan prepared by a local education authority in Wales is being considered by the school organisation committee or by the adjudicator.
§ (4) In this section references to the school organization committee are to the committee established by the authority under regulations made under section 27.
§ (5) In this section references to the adjudicator are to—
- (a) such person appointed as adjudicator under those regulations as may be determined in accordance with them, or
- (b) such persons appointed as a panel of adjudicators under those regulations as may be so determined."").
255 Page 87, line 46, at end insert—
("37A. In section 30(3) of that Act (notice by governing body to discontinue foundation or voluntary school) for "the appropriate further education funding council" substitute "the Learning and Skills Council for England (if the school is in England) or the National Council for Education and Training for Wales (if the school is in Wales)".")
256 Page 87, line 49, at end insert—
("38A. In section 110 of that Act (home-school arrangements) in subsection (1)(b) for "or a city college for the technology of the arts" substitute ", a city college for the technology of the arts or a city academy"")
§ 257 Page 88, line 2, at end insert—
§ ("39A.—(1) Section 137 of that Act (Education Transfer Council: alteration and dissolution) shall be amended as follows.
§ 39B. In section 142(1) of that Act (general interpretation) omit the definition of "the appropriate further education funding council".")
§ 258 Page 88, line 21, leave out ("or implement")
§ 259 Page 88, line 29, leave out ("or implement")
§ 260 Page 88, line 37, leave out ("or implement")
§ 261 Page 88, line 45, leave out (", and are to be implemented,")
§ 262 Page 88, line 47, at end insert—
§ (2) In subsection (4), omit the words from "; and in determining" to the end.
§ (3) After subsection (4), insert—
§ "(4A) The Assembly shall—
- (a) approve the plan submitted to it under section (Annual plan of the Chief Inspector for Wales) of the Learning and Skills Act 2000; and
- (b) determine the amount of the funding it is to provide under this section in accordance with the plan as approved by it.
§ (4B) But before it gives its approval under subsection (4A)(a), the Assembly may require the Chief Inspector to modify the plan."
42B. In section 118(2) of that Act (meaning of "Welsh public records") after paragraph (h) insert—
(ha) the National Council for Education and Training for Wales,".
§ 42C. In Part I of Schedule 4 to that Act (public bodies subject to reform by Assembly) for the entry relating to the Further Education Funding Council for Wales substitute—
§ "5. The National Council for Education and Training for Wales."").
§ 263 Schedule 9, page 91, line 38, at end insert—