The Halifax Education Action Zone Order 1998

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Published: 1998-12-03

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 3064

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Halifax Education Action Zone Order 1998

Made
3rd December 1998

Laid before Parliament
11th December 1998

Coming into force
1st January 1999

Whereas an application for the purpose of establishing an education action zone has been made to the Secretary of State with the consent of the governing body of every school listed in Schedule 2 to this Order.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 10(1), 11 and 138(7) of, and paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to, the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(1), the Secretary of State for Education and Employment hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Halifax Education Action Zone Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st January 1999.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order–

“partners” means those persons listed in Schedule 1 to this Order; and

“zone school” means a school listed in Schedule 2 to this Order.

Constitution of education action zone

3.  The schools listed in Schedule 2 to this Order shall constitute collectively an education action zone under the name of the Halifax Education Action Zone (“the zone”) for the purposes of Chapter III of Part I of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

4.  There shall be an Education Action Forum for the zone to be known as the Halifax Education Action Forum, the membership of which shall include–

(a)one person appointed by the governing body of each zone school, unless any such governing body chooses not to make such an appointment;

(b)either one or two persons appointed by the Secretary of State; and

(c)one person appointed by each partner unless any partner chooses not to make such an appointment.

5.  The Forum may at any time appoint–

(a)up to 6 members from persons who appear to represent the interests of head teachers at zone schools;

(b)up to 6 members from persons who appear to represent the interests of governors at zone schools;

(c)up to 6 members from persons who appear to represent the interests of parents of pupils at zone schools;

(d)up to 6 members from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of business in the area served by the zone schools;

(e)up to 6 members from persons appearing to them to represent the voluntary, community and charitable sectors in the area served by the zone schools;

(f)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the Design Dimension Educational Trust;

(g)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the health sector in the area served by the zone schools;

(h)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the social services department of the Council of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale;

(i)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the West Yorkshire Police force;

(j)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the Calderdale Federation of Professional Teachers' Associations;

(k)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the Calderdale Association for Parents;

(l)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent U.N.I.S.O.N.

(m)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent The Diocese of Leeds School Commission;

(n)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent The Wakefield Diocesan Board of Education;

(o)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent The Calderdale and Kirklees Careers Service Partnership;

(p)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent The University of Huddersfield;

(q)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent The Calderdale Child Care Partnership; and

(r)up to 6 additional members from persons who appear to them to represent teachers at the zone schools;

(s)up to 3 members appearing to them to be able to further the objects of the zone.

Disqualification from membership of the Forum

6.  Articles 7 to 9 shall have effect for the purpose of prescribing the circumstances and cases in which a person is to be disqualified for holding, or continuing to hold, office as a member of the Forum.

Disqualification from membership of Forum—bankruptcy etc

7.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this regulation, a person shall be disqualified for holding, or for continuing to hold, office as a member of the Forum if he has been adjudged bankrupt or has made a composition or arrangement with his creditors; and a member, on becoming so disqualified, shall give written notice of the fact to the secretary to the Forum.

(2) Where a person is disqualified by reason of his having been adjudged bankrupt, that disqualification shall cease–

(a)unless the bankruptcy order made against that person is previously annulled, on his discharge from bankruptcy; and

(b)if the bankruptcy order is so annulled, on the date of the annulment.

(3) Where a person is disqualified by reason of his having made a composition or arrangement with his creditors and he pays his debts in full, the disqualification shall cease on the date on which the payment is completed and in any other case it shall cease on the expiration of three years from the date on which the terms of the deed of composition or arrangement are fulfilled.

Disqualification from membership of Forum—criminal convictions

8.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) a person shall be disqualified for holding, or for continuing to hold, office as a member of the Forum if–

(a)within five years before his appointment would otherwise have taken effect or since his appointment, he has been convicted, whether in the United Kingdom or elsewhere, of any offence and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months without the option of a fine;

(b)within twenty years before his appointment would otherwise have taken effect, he has been convicted as aforesaid and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment for a period of more than two and a half years; or

(c)he has at any time been convicted as aforesaid and has had passed on him a sentence of imprisonment of not less than five years.

(2) For the purposes of this regulation there shall be disregarded any conviction by or before a court outside the United Kingdom of an offence in respect of conduct which, if it had taken place in any part of the United Kingdom, would not have constituted an offence under the law in force in that part of the United Kingdom.

Disqualification—absence from meetings

9.  Any member of the Forum who, without the consent of the Forum has failed to attend the meetings thereof for a continuous period of six months beginning with the date of a meeting shall, on the expiry of that period, be disqualified for continuing to be a member of the Forum without prejudice however, to his re-appointment.

Chairman’s tenure of office

10.  The chairman of the Forum elected in accordance with paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act, shall hold office for one year from the date of his election (unless he resigns his office earlier), without prejudice to his eligibility to be re-elected for a further period of one year.

Estelle Morris
Minister of State,
Department for Education and Employment
3rd December 1998

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1MEANING OF “PARTNERS”

The following persons are “partners” for the purposes of appointing additional members of the Forum:

The Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

The Halifax plc

The Calderdale Colleges Corporation

Dean Clough Ltd

Calderdale and Kirklees Training and Enterprise Council

The West Central Halifax Partnership Ltd

The North Halifax Partnership

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2SCHOOLS COMPRISING THE ZONE


Abbey Park Junior and Infant School

All Saints CE Junior and Infant School

Ash Green Junior and Infant School

Beech Hill Junior and Infant School

Christ Church CE (C) Junior and Infant School

Copley Junior and Infant School

Dean Field Junior and Infant School

Lee Mount Junior and Infant School

Ling Bob Junior and Infant School

Mixenden Junior and Infant School

Mount Pellon Junior and Infant School

Parkinson Lane Junior and Infant School

Queens Road Junior and Infant School

Salterhebble Junior and Infant School

Savile Park Junior and Infant School

Siddal Primary School

St Augustine’s CE (A) Junior and Infant School

Warley Road Junior and Infant School

Whitehill Junior and Infant School

Moorside Infant School

Moorside Junior School

Holy Trinity CE (A) Junior and Infant School

St Joseph’s RC (A) Junior and Infant School

St Malachy’s RC (A) Junior and Infant School

St Mary’s RC (A) Junior and Infant School

The Halifax High School

The Ridings School

South Halifax High School

Ravenscliffe High School

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order establishes the Halifax Education Action Zone, which comprises the schools listed in the Schedule. The Order also provides (in articles 4 and 5) for the membership of the Education Action Forum for the Zone.

(1)
1998 c. 31.
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