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The Education (Teachers) Regulations 1993

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PART IVPROVISIONS APPLYING ONLY TO SCHOOLS

Employment to which Part IV applies

12.  This Part shall apply in relation to the employment of persons as teachers at schools, unless they are employed solely in the provision of—

(a)part-time education to persons over compulsory school age only; or

(b)full-time education to persons who have attained the age of nineteen years only; or

(c)both such part-time and such full-time education.

Employment normally restricted to qualified teachers

13.  Save in the cases and circumstances specified in Schedule 2, and subject to regulations 14, 15, 16 and 17 no person shall be employed as a teacher at a school unless he is a qualified teacher in accordance with Schedule 3.

Employment of teachers of hearing impaired pupils

14.  Subject to regulations 16 and 17, a person shall not be a qualified teacher for the purpose of employment at a school as a teacher of a class of pupils who are hearing impaired (otherwise than to give instruction in a craft, trade or domestic subject), unless in addition to being a qualified teacher in accordance with Schedule 3, he possesses a qualification for the time being approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of this regulation.

Employment of teachers of visually impaired pupils

15.  Subject to regulations 16 and 17, a person shall not be a qualified teacher for the purpose of employment at a school as a teacher of a class of pupils who are visually impaired (otherwise than to give instruction in a craft, trade or domestic subject), unless in addition to being a qualified teacher in accordance with Schedule 3, he possesses a qualification for the time being approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of this regulation.

Employment of teachers of pupils who are both hearing and visually impaired

16.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) and regulation 17, a person shall not be a qualified teacher for the purpose of employment at a school as a teacher of a class of pupils who are both hearing impaired and visually impaired (otherwise than to give instruction in a craft, trade or domestic subject) unless, in addition to being a qualified teacher in accordance with Schedule 3, he possesses a qualification for the time being approved by the Secretary of State for the purpose of this regulation.

(2) A person who possesses a qualification approved under regulation 14 or 15 shall be a qualified teacher for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (1) notwithstanding that he does not possess a qualification approved for the purpose of that paragraph where his employers are satisfied that no teacher with such a qualification is available to teach the class in question.

Temporary employment of teachers of the visually impaired or hearing impaired (or both)

17.  A person may be employed at a special school as the teacher of a class of pupils who are—

(a)hearing impaired,

(b)visually impaired, or

(c)both hearing impaired and visually impaired,

notwithstanding that he is not a qualified teacher in accordance with regulation 14, 15 or 16(1), as the case may be, for the purpose of such employment if his employers are satisfied that it is his intention to acquire a qualification approved by the Secretary of State under regulation 14, 15 or 16(1), as the case may be, provided however that the aggregate period for which he has been employed, in one or more schools, as the teacher of such a class of pupils as are mentioned in sub-paragraph (a), (b) or (c), as the case may be, does not exceed three years.

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