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

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PART IIGRADUATE TEACHERS

5.—(1) This paragraph shall apply to a person who is not a qualified teacher but who has been granted an authorisation to teach in accordance with this Part of this Schedule.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Part of this Schedule, such a person may be employed as a teacher at a school, except a pupil referral unit.

6.—(1) On the recommendation of the recommending body, the Assembly may grant an authorisation to teach to the person named in that recommendation.

(2) A recommendation for an authorisation shall contain such particulars as the Assembly may determine and shall also contain the particulars set out in sub-paragraphs (3) to (6).

(3) It shall contain a statement by the recommending body that the person named in the recommendation—

(a)is in its opinion a suitable person to be a teacher at a school;

(b)holds a first degree or equivalent qualification granted by an educational institution in England or Wales, or a qualification of an equivalent standard thereto granted by an educational institution elsewhere;

(c)has attained in English and mathematics the standard required to obtain Grade C in the General Certificate of Secondary Education;

(d)where the person was born on or after 1st December 1979 and during his period of authorisation it is intended that he will teach pupils aged below 11 years, has attained in a single science subject or in a combined science subject the standard required to obtain Grade C in the General Certificate of Secondary Education; and

(e)(i)will have attained the age of 24 years by the date on which it is proposed he shall take up employment as a graduate teacher, or

(ii)has successfully completed a programme of professional training for teachers in any country outside the United Kingdom and which is recognised as such a programme of training by the competent authority in that country.

(4) It shall contain particulars of the training that is proposed to be given to the person named in the recom-mendation and of the length of the proposed period of training.

(5) It shall contain particulars of the school or schools at which the person named in the application is to be or may be employed (which may not, in accordance with paragraph 5(2), include a pupil referral unit).

(6) It shall contain the name of the institution or body who will be the person’s employer.

7.  The length of the proposed period of training shall be appropriate to the person’s need for practical teaching experience and training and, in the case of a first recommendation where the person will be employed full-time, it shall be not less than three months and not more than one year.

8.  Where the recommending body have submitted a recommendation to the Assembly, the person named in that recommendation may be provisionally employed as a graduate teacher at the school or schools specified in the recommendation until 14 days after the Assembly have notified the recommending body of their decision whether or not to grant the authorisation.

9.—(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), an authorisation shall remain in force for the period of training proposed in the recommendation.

(2) An authorisation shall lapse in any of the following circumstances—

(a)if the graduate teacher ceases to be employed at the school specified in the recommendation for an authorisation or, where the recom-mendation specified more than one school, if he ceases to be employed at any of the schools so specified unless the occurrence of either event is because of a change of status of the school or schools (as the case may be) to another type of school or schools;

(b)if the graduate teacher ceases to be employed by the institution or body named in the recommendation except—

(i)where that arises because of the change of status of a school at which he is employed to another type of school, or

(ii)where the employer named in the recom-mendation was a local education authority and immediately on ceasing to be employed by that authority he is employed by another local education authority.

10.  The recommending body shall cause the graduate teacher to receive during the period of the authorisation the training, particulars of which were given in pursuance of paragraph 6(4).

11.  Where an authorisation lapses by virtue of paragraph 9(2) the recommending body shall report the facts of the case to the Assembly.

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