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Name: Education and Skills Act 2008 (c.25).
Country: United Kingdom
Subject(s): Education, vocational guidance and training
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-11-26
Entry into force:
ISN: GBR-2008-L-80585
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Office of Public Sector Information, United Kingdom (consulted on 2009-01-29)
Abstract/Citation: The purpose of the Act is, first, to change the statutory framework to put a duty on all young people in England to participate in education or training until the age of 18, with corresponding duties on local education authorities and employers to enable and support participation. Second, it amends legislation about the provision of adult education and training, and support for young people. Third, the Act changes the regulatory framework for inspection of independent educational institutions, non-maintained special schools and providers of initial teacher training. Fourth, the Act makes changes to the legislative competence of the National Assembly for Wales in the field of education and training. The Act also includes a number of miscellaneous provisions in relation to admissions, behaviour, National Curriculum assessment arrangements, considering the views of children, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and schools forums.
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