Education (Wales) Measure 2011

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Member in charge: Leighton Andrews AM - Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning

Date of introduction: 6 December 2010

Date of Royal Approval: 10 May 2011

This Measure puts in place a series of powers and duties that makes collaboration commonplace in the education system in order to improve school governance and to simplify the planning of school places in Wales.
The Measure makes provision to:

  • Drive collaboration between local authorities, governing bodies of maintained schools and Further Education Institutions;
  • Give local authorities a power to establish a federation of schools;
  • Train school governors and to improve clerking of governing bodies; and
  • Prevent schools in future from changing category so as to become foundation schools and to prevent new foundation schools being built.


Measure as Introduced - 6 December 2010

Explanatory Memorandum at Introduction

On 30 November 2010, the Business Committee, in accordance with standing orders, agreed to refer the proposed Measure to Legislation Committee No. 5, to consider and report on the general principles.

Stage 1 consideration by the Legislation Committee No. 5

Stage 1 report on the proposed Education (Wales) Measure 2011- 21 January 2011

Stage 2 Consideration by the Legislation Committee No 5

Stage 3 & Stage 4 Consideration was in Plenary on 29 March 2011

Measure as enacted (


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