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Education (Wales) Act 2014

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PART 1INTRODUCTION

1Overview

(1)This Part gives an overview of the content of this Act.

(2)Part 2 makes provision about—

(a)the reform of the General Teaching Council for Wales and its renaming as the Education Workforce Council;

(b)the registration of certain persons who educate children and young people;

(c)the regulation of registered persons, including—

(i)the obligation of registered persons to comply with a code specifying the standards of professional conduct and practice;

(ii)the action that can be taken against a registered person;

(d)the sharing of information about registered persons.

(3)Part 3 makes provision about—

(a)the fixing of term and holiday dates for schools in Wales;

(b)the times of school sessions;

(c)the appointment of persons to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education in Wales;

(d)education functions of local authorities which, by virtue of section 25 or 26 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013, are to be treated for all purposes as exercisable by persons directed by the Welsh Ministers.

(4)Part 4 makes general provision in relation to the Act.

(5)An index of the defined words and expressions used in this Act is provided in Schedule 4.

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