Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017

  • A correction has been made to section 156(2) on 19 May 2017 under section 25(1)(j)(iii) of the Legislation Act 2012.
48 Sections 72 to 75 replaced

Replace sections 72 to 75 with:

Land no longer needed for educational purposes

71B Minister may declare land to be no longer needed for educational purposes

(1)

The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, declare any land of the Crown to be no longer needed for educational purposes.

(2)

On publication of a notice under subsection (1), any land referred to in the notice that was, immediately before publication of the notice, held for a purpose set out in subsection (3), ceases to be held and may be disposed of as land no longer required for a public work.

(3)

Subsection (2) applies to land held—

(a)

for education or educational purposes; or

(b)

for, or for the purposes of, a school or other educational institution (whether or not any particular school or institution); or

(c)

for any purpose related to or connected with a school or other educational institution (whether or not any particular school or institution); or

(d)

for any similar purpose.

Communities of learning

71C Community of learning approved by Minister

(1)

The Minister may approve a community of learning for the purpose of the community entering an agreement under section 72.

(2)

A community of learning must consist of a group of 2 or more State or State integrated schools but may also include 1 or more of the following:

(a)

licensed early childhood services (as defined in section 309):

(b)

certificated playgroups:

(c)

tertiary education organisations (which has the same meaning as organisation in section 159B(1)).

(3)

The Minister may approve a community of learning only if the Minister is satisfied that—

(a)

the purpose of the group is to come together for the purpose of raising achievement for children and young people; and

(b)

the membership of the group that will form the community is appropriate having regard to that purpose.

72 Secretary may enter agreement with community of learning

(1)

The Secretary and the members of a community of learning approved by the Minister may enter a community of learning agreement.

(2)

The matters that a community of learning agreement may provide for include (without limitation) any or all of the following:

(a)

the activities that the community of learning will undertake:

(b)

the commitments of individual members of the group in carrying out the activities:

(c)

any resources that may be provided to carry out the activities:

(d)

any data collection requirements related to the activities:

(e)

the format and content of the plans and annual reports required under sections 73 and 74.

(3)

Each member is jointly and severally liable for the obligations and responsibilities of the community of learning set out in the agreement.

(4)

A member that proposes to withdraw from a community of learning agreement must give the Secretary notice in writing of the withdrawal.

(5)

The Secretary must, by notice in the Gazette, list the members of each community of learning that have entered into a community of learning agreement with the Secretary and update the list to record any changes to membership of the community.

73 Community of learning that has agreement with Secretary must also prepare plan

(1)

A community of learning that has a community of learning agreement with the Secretary must—

(a)

prepare and maintain a plan to cover a period agreed to by the Secretary; and

(b)

provide the Secretary with a copy of the plan.

(2)

The plan must have particular regard to any statement of National Education and Learning Priorities issued under section 1A.

(3)

A community of learning that changes a plan provided to the Secretary must provide the Secretary with a copy of the changed plan as soon as practicable.

74 Report to Secretary by community of learning

A community of learning that has a community of learning agreement with the Secretary must report annually to the Secretary regarding—

(a)

its performance and progress in relation to the activities it has agreed to undertake; and

(b)

the use of any resources provided to or by the community of learning in accordance with the agreement to carry out the activities.

75 Performance review of community of learning

The Chief Review Officer may review the performance of a community of learning under Part 28.

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