The N. Somerset Education Action Zone Order 1998

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Published: 1998-08-10

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1963

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The N. Somerset Education Action Zone Order 1998

Made
10th August 1998

Laid before Parliament
11th August 1998

Coming into force
1st September 1998

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 bodies of every school which is comprised in this Order.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 10(1) 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 N. Somerset Education Action Zone Order 1998 and shall come into force on 1st September 1998.

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 of 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 N. Somerset 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, 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)4 persons appointed by North Somerset Council and one person appointed by each of the other partners, unless any partner chooses not to make such an appointment.

5.—(1) The Forum may at any time appoint–

(a)up to 5 additional members from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of businesses in the area served by the zone schools;

(b)up to 3 additional members from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of parents of children of compulsory school age residing in the area served by the zone schools;

(c)up to 3 additional members from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of church organisations in the area served by the zone schools;

(d)up to 5 additional members from persons appearing to them to represent residents or tenants' associations in the area served by the zone schools;

(e)either one or two additional members from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of pupils at zone schools;

(f)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of parents of children with special educational needs;

(g)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of teachers in zone schools;

(h)one additional member from persons appearing to them to represent the interests of governing bodies of schools maintained by North Somerset Council; and

(i)one additional member who at the time of his appointment is an employee of the Forum.

(2) A member appointed under paragraph (1)(i) shall cease to hold office as a member if he ceases to be employed by the Forum.

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 such period.

Article 2

SCHEDULE 1MEANING OF “PARTNERS”

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

North Somerset Council

Nord Anglia Plc

Learning Partnership West

Bristol Rovers Football Club

McDonalds

TLO Ltd

Bromcom Computers Plc

Tesco Stores Ltd

Bristol Mediation

Weston SRB Partnership

Young Carers Project

Rathbone CI

YMCA

Springboard Opportunity Group

Pre-school Learning Alliance

North Somerset Early Years Partnership

NSPCC–WsM Family Centre

Avon Health Authority

Weston Health Trust

Weston College

University of Bath

Bath Spa University College

Article 3

SCHEDULE 2SCHOOLS COMPRISING THE ZONE


Ashcombe County Primary School

Baytree School

Bournville Infant School

Bournville Junior School

Broadoak School

Christ Church CofE (VC) Primary School

Corpus Christi RC Primary School

Hillside First School

Hutton CofE (VC) Primary School

Links Centre

Locking Primary School

Mead Vale County Primary School

Mendip Green First School

Milton Infant School

Milton Junior School

Climixon Infant School

Post 14 Centre

St Martin’s CofE (VC) Junior School

Uphill Primary School

Walliscote Primary School

Westhaven School

Windwhistle Primary School

Worle School

Worlebury CE First School

Wyvern School

Andrew Smith
Minister of State,
Department for Education and Employment
10th August 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order establishes the N. Somerset 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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