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Education Act 2002

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Part 8: Teachers

27.This Part makes provision for teachers’ pay and conditions, appraisal, qualifications and provision about misconduct. It repeals the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Act 1991 (STPCA) and replaces its provisions with a modernised framework, but continuing with the main outlines of the existing machinery. It replaces existing requirements for appraisal, and puts in place an updated requirement. It provides for teacher and headteacher qualifications in schools and lecturer and principal qualifications in further education (FE) colleges.

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