1.These Explanatory Notes are for the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 which was passed by the National Assembly for Wales on 15 January 2013 and received Royal Assent on 4 March 2013. They have been prepared by the Department for Education and Skills of the Welsh Government in order to assist the reader of the Act. The Explanatory Notes should be read in conjunction with the Act but are not part of it.
2.The powers to make the Act are contained in Part 4 and Schedule 7 of the Government of Wales Act 2006. The National Assembly for Wales has the legislative competence to make provision for and in connection with the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 by virtue of Schedule 7, subject 5 (education and training) and subject 9 (health and health services).
3.In these Explanatory Notes, “the 1998 Act” means the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.