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The Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999

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PART IIGENERAL TRANSITIONALPROVISIONS

Existing qualifications for teaching hearing impaired pupils

1.  Any person who immediately before 1st September 1999 possessed—

(a)a qualification approved for the purpose of regulation 14 of the 1993 Regulations; or

(b)a qualification approved for the purpose of regulation 15 of the 1989 Regulations; or

(c)a qualification mentioned in regulation 15(1) of the 1982 Regulations; or

(d)a comparable qualification approved for the purposes of that regulation; or

(e)a qualification mentioned in regulation 20(3) of the 1959 Regulations; or

(f)an equivalent qualification approved for the purposes of that regulation,

shall be treated as possessing a qualification approved for the purpose of regulation 11.

Existing qualifications for teaching visually impaired pupils

2.  Any person who immediately before 1st September 1999 possessed—

(a)a qualification approved for the purpose of regulation 15 of the 1993 Regulations; or

(b)a qualification approved for the purpose of regulation 16 of the 1989 Regulations; or

(c)a qualification mentioned in regulation 16(1) of the 1982 Regulations; or

(d)a qualification approved for the purpose of that regulation as comparable to a qualification so mentioned; or

(e)a qualification for teaching blind pupils which, immediately before 8th April 1982, satisfied the requirements of the Secretary of State under regulation 15(2) of the Handicapped Pupils and Special Schools Regulations 1959(1),

shall be treated as possessing a qualification approved for the purpose of regulation 12.

Continued employment of existing teachers of pupils who are hearing or visually impaired or both

3.  A person who has satisfied the requirements of regulation 18 of the 1982 Regulations for employment at a special school as the teacher of a class of pupils who were both deaf or partially hearing and blind may, notwithstanding that he is not a qualified teacher for the purpose of regulation 13(1), be employed at a school as a teacher of a class of pupils who are both hearing and visually impaired.

Period of employment of student teachers

4.  An approval for the purposes of paragraph 2(2)(a) of Schedule 3 to the 1989 Regulations of a period exceeding two years during which a person may be employed as a student teacher shall have effect as if given for the purposes of paragraph 2(2)(a) of Schedule 2.

Accreditation of institutions providing initial teacher training

5.  Any accreditation for the purposes of paragraph 3 of Schedule 3 to the 1993 Regulations in force immediately before 1st September 1999 shall have effect as if given for the purposes of paragraph 2 of Schedule 3.

Probation decisions by the Assembly

6.—(1) In the case of a person who, on 1st September 1992, had commenced but not completed a period of probation under regulation 14 of, and Schedule 6 to, the 1989 Regulations, regulation 14 and Schedule 6 shall continue to have effect until all their provisions have been complied with.

(2) A teacher who—

(a)has been determined to be unsuitable for further employment as a qualified teacher pursuant to paragraph 2(c) of Schedule 2 to the 1959 Regulations; or

(b)who received written notice under paragraph 5(2) of Schedule 6 to the 1982 Regulations,

shall not be employed as a teacher in a school without the consent of the Assembly.

Licensed, overseas trained and registered teachers

7.  The 1993 Regulations shall continue to apply as if the Education (Teachers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1997(2) and these Regulations had not been made for the purposes of—

(a)permitting the employment as a teacher at a school of an unqualified teacher who was a licensed teacher or an overseas trained teacher as therein defined on 30th November 1997, and duties imposed on persons in connection therewith shall continue to apply; and

(b)determining whether a person, who on or at any time before 30th November 1997 was a licensed teacher, overseas trained teacher or registered teacher as therein defined, is a qualified teacher.

8.  Where a function conferred by these Regulations on the Assembly was, before 1st July 1999, carried out by the Secretary of State pursuant to the 1982 Regulations, the 1989 Regulations or the 1993 Regulations, any reference in these Regulations to the performance of that function by the Assembly shall, in relation to any time before 1st July 1999, include a reference to its performance by the Secretary of State.

(1)

S.I. 1959/365; the relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1968/1281 and 1971/342.

(2)

S.I. 1997/2679.

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