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3.—(1) In these Regulations—
“certificated illness or injury” means illness certified by a registered practitioner of medicine;
“CPD”, in relation to a teacher, means continuing professional development, which is any activity undertaken by him for the purposes of updating his knowledge of the subjects he teaches or developing his teaching skills;
“ERA 1996” means the Employment Rights Act 1996(1);
“full-time” in relation to a teacher means any person who is paid wholly or in part by reference to the time he spends working for his employer and, having regard to the custom and practice of the employer in relation to other teachers employed by the same employer under the same type of contract, is identifiable as a full-time teacher;
“GTC(E)” means the General Teaching Council for England;
“IfL” means the private company limited by guarantee registered at Companies House as The Institute for Learning (Post Compulsory Education and Training);
“part-time”, in relation to a teacher, means any person who is paid wholly or in part by reference to the time he spends working for his employer and, having regard to the custom and practice of the employer in relation to other teachers employed by the same employer under the same type of contract, is not identifiable as a full-time teacher;
“sixth form college” means a further education institution principally concerned with the provision of full-time education suitable to the requirements of persons who have not attained the age of 19 years;
“teacher” means any person who provides education at a further education institution under a contract of employment or a contract for services, other than a person who is employed by the institution on an occasional basis to provide updating on current commercial, industrial, or professional practice; and “teach” and “teaching” are to be construed accordingly; and
“year” means a period of twelve months ending with 31st August.
(2) Any reference in these Regulations to a part-time teacher includes a principal or other member of the management staff who spends only part of his time teaching.
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