A 10 Minute Rule Bill on Co-operative Schools will be introduced by Meg Munn, Labour and Co-operative MP for Sheffield Heeley, on Wednesday 17 April.

Developed with the Co-operative College, the Bill will call for schools to be able to register themselves as Industrial & Provident Societies and for an amendment to the Education Act 2006 to ensure that nursery schools are able to establish school Trusts. Schools currently have to work around existing legislation as no provision is made in the relevant acts for Industrial & Provident Societies. Nursery schools are currently excluded from becoming parts of Trusts, and the Bill proposes that enabling nursery schools to become full members of Trusts, or academies, would help provide a vehicle for parental and family engagement in Early Years education.

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