SCHEDULE 12The General Teaching Councils for England and Wales

Part 1Amendments of Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998

12(1)Schedule 2 (disciplinary powers of Council) is amended as follows.

(2)For paragraph 4 (suspension orders) there is substituted—

4(1)Where a suspension order is made in relation to a person—

(a)he shall cease to be eligible for registration under section 3, and

(b)if he is a registered person at the time when the order is made, his name shall be removed from the register accordingly,

but, subject to sub-paragraph (2), he shall become so eligible again at the end of such period not exceeding two years as may be specified in the order.

(2)A suspension order may specify conditions to be complied with by the person to whom the order relates and where it does so—

(a)that person shall become eligible again for registration under section 3 at the end of the period specified under sub-paragraph (1) only if he has then complied with the conditions; and

(b)if he has not then complied with the conditions, he shall not become so eligible again until he has complied with the conditions.

(3)Sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) of paragraph 3(2) apply in relation to a suspension order as they apply in relation to a conditional registration order.

(4)A person in relation to whom conditions have been specified in a suspension order may, in accordance with regulations, apply to the Council for them to vary or revoke any of the conditions.

(3)In paragraph 8 (interpretation), after sub-paragraph (1) there is inserted—

(1A)References in this Schedule to registration under section 3 are references to registration under that section with full or provisional registration.