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Education (Wales) Act 2014

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17Requirement to undertake period of induction

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(1)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make provision for, and in connection with, requiring a person to have satisfactorily completed such period of induction in a place or setting of such description as may be specified before the person may be registered (otherwise than on a provisional basis).

(2)Regulations under subsection (1) may make provision—

(a)about the circumstances in which a person may be exempted from the requirement to have satisfactorily completed a period of induction;

(b)about the period and process of induction including, in particular, provision relating to—

(i)the periods of employment which may count towards the period of induction;

(ii)the approvals which may be required before a person may undertake a period of induction;

(iii)the circumstances in which induction is not to occur at a place or setting of a specified description;

(iv)the circumstances in which a person may undertake more than one period of induction;

(c)about the training and supervision of a person during a period of induction;

(d)about the assessment of persons who are undertaking a period of induction, including, in particular, provision—

(i)specifying the person or body who is responsible for deciding whether a person has satisfactorily completed a period of induction (“the appropriate body”);

(ii)requiring a relevant principal to make a recommendation to the appropriate body as to whether a person has met the required standards determined under section 18;

(iii)specifying circumstances in which the appropriate body may or must decide that a person’s period of induction should be extended;

(e)about the consequences of a person completing a period of induction (whether satisfactorily or not), including, in particular, provision—

(i)requiring the appropriate body to inform the Welsh Ministers and the Council when a person has completed a period of induction or had it extended;

(ii)requiring that the employer of a person who has not satisfactorily completed a period of induction terminate the person’s employment or otherwise secure that the person stops providing relevant services for the employer;

(iii)requiring that the person only provides such relevant services for the person’s employer as may be determined in accordance with the regulations;

(f)about such other matters relating to periods of induction as the Welsh Ministers consider necessary or expedient, including (for example) provision—

(i)requiring an appropriate body which is not a local authority to include a representative of such an authority,

(ii)conferring further functions on the appropriate body, and

(iii)authorising the appropriate body, in such circumstances as may be specified, to make such charges in connection with the exercise of its functions as it may determine.

(3)A person or body exercising a function under this section or any regulations made under it must have regard to any relevant guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers.

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