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Green Corns, Rochdale (Behavioural Problems)

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what mechanisms are in place for the inspection of (a) curriculum, (b) hours of teaching, (c) examination entry, (d) attendance at lessons and (e) supervision in relation to children with behavioural problems placed in small homes, with particular reference to Green Corns in Rochdale. (94459)

Green Corns Ltd. operates a number of children's homes in the north west, some of which have been registered as independent schools. All independent schools must comply with standards set out in The Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2003 as amended. These set out the quality of education, welfare, health and safety arrangements for pupils that all registered independent schools must meet. Ofsted inspections of Green Corns schools examine the breadth of the curriculum, timetabled teaching hours, attendance, behaviour and supervision of pupils. Independent schools are not required to enter pupils for examinations.