1999 No. 3024
The Widening Horizons—North Islington Education Action Zone Order 1999
4th November 1999
Laid before Parliament
10th November 1999
Coming into force
1st December 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 bodies 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 Widening Horizons—North Islington Education Action Zone Order 1999 and shall come into force on 1st December 1999.
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 Widening Horizons—North Islington Education Action Zone (“the zone”) for the purposes of Chapter III of Part I of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.
Education Action Forum
4. There shall be an Education Action Forum for the zone to be known as the Widening Horizons—North Islington Education Action Forum (“the Forum”), the membership of which shall include—
(a)one person appointed by the governing body of each zone school, unless any such governing body choose 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 additional members as follows—
(a)up to two persons representing the interests of business;
(b)up to two parents of registered pupils attending zone schools;
(c)up to two persons representing the interests of the voluntary sector;
(d)one member of the Council of the London Borough of Islington;
(e)one person nominated by the partner referred to in Schedule 1(d);
(f)one person representing the interests of the London Diocesan Board of Education;
(g)one person representing the interests of the Westminster Diocesan Education Service;
(h)up to four persons who are considered by the Forum to have areas of expertise or experience not otherwise represented on the Forum;
(i)up to two teachers if teachers are not otherwise members of the Forum; and
(j)up to two persons representing nursery schools in the area served by the zone schools.
Disqualification for 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 for membership of the Forum—bankruptcy etc
7.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this article, 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 for membership of the 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 article 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 School Standards and Framework Act 1998, 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.
Minister of State,
Department for Education and Employment
4th November 1999
SCHEDULE 1MEANING OF “PARTNERS”
The following persons are “partners” for the purposes of appointing members of the Forum—
(a)Fischer Family Trust—Bottom Farm, Blackbird Bottom, Goring Heath, Reading RG8 7SX—Charity Number 1075453;
(b)the Council of the London Borough of Islington;
(c)RM Community—Company Registration Number—3830125;
(d)any person performing the majority of the local education authority’s functions in the London Borough of Islington under a contract made pursuant to a direction of the Secretary of State under section 497A of the Education Act 1996.
Articles 2 and 3
SCHEDULE 2SCHOOLS COMPRISING THE ZONE
Ambler Primary School
Blackstock Road, London N4 2DR
Christ the King RC School
Tollington Park, London N4 3QW
Duncombe Primary School
Sussex Way, Marlborough Road, London N19 4JA
Gillespie Road, Blackstock Road, London N5 1LH
Grafton Primary School
Eburne Road, Holloway, London N7 6AR
Hargrave Park Primary School
Hargrave Park, Junction Road, London N19 2DP
Montem Primary School
Hornsey Road, Holloway, London N7 7QT
Hornsey Road, London N7 6DU
Pooles Park Junior School
Lennox Road, Finsbury Park, London N4 3NW
St John’s Highbury Vale CE Primary School
Conewood Street, Blackstock Road, London N5 1DL
St John’s Upper Holloway CE Primary School
Pemberton Gardens, Upper Holloway, London N19 5RR
St Joseph’s RC Junior and Infants School
Highgate Hill, London N19 5NE
St Mark’s CE School
Sussex Way, London N19 4JF
Yerbury Primary School
Foxham Road, Yerbury Road, London N19 4RR
Islington Arts and Media School
Turle Road, Tollington Park, London N4 3LS
Mount Carmel RC Girls School
Holland Walk, Duncombe Road, London N19 3EU
St Aloysius RC College
Hornsey Lane, London N6 5LY
Harborough AUT School
Elthorne Road, Upper Holloway, London N19 4AB
(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order establishes the Widening Horizons—North Islington Education Action Zone, which comprises the schools listed in Schedule 2. The Order also provides (in articles 4 and 5) for the membership of the Education Action Forum for the zone.
1998 c. 31.