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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2000 No. 3122 (W. 200 )

EDUCATION, WALES

The Teachers (Compulsory Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2000

Made

23rd November 2000

Coming into force

1st February 2001

In exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by Section 218(1)(aa) of the Education Reform Act 1988(1) and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales(2) the National Assembly for Wales makes the following Regulations:

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Teachers (Compulsory Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2000 and shall come into force on 1st February 2001.

(2) These Regulations apply only to Wales.

Compulsory registration with the General Teaching Council for Wales

2.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), no person who is a qualified teacher shall be employed as a teacher at a school in Wales unless that person is registered in accordance with section 3 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998(3), by the General Teaching Council for Wales.

(2) Paragraph (1) does not apply in relation to a person employed as a teacher at a school if that person is 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 19 years only; or

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

(3) In this regulation —

(a)“qualified teacher” has the same meaning as in section 218(2) of the Education Reform Act 1988(4);

(b)references to a person employed as a teacher include references to a person who is engaged to provide his or her services as a teacher otherwise than under a contract of employment; and

(c)references to a school are references:

(i)to a school maintained by a local education authority within the meaning of section 142(1) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(5); or

(ii)to a special school within the meaning of section 337(1) of the Education Act 1996(6) which is not so maintained.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998 (7).

John Marek

The Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

23rd November 2000

Explanatory Note

(This note does not form part of the Regulations)

These regulations provide that no qualified teachers, save for certain exceptions, are to be employed in maintained schools or in non-maintained special schools unless they are registered by the General Teaching Council for Wales.

(1)

1988 c. 40. Section 218(1)(aa) was inserted by section 11 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998 (c. 30).

(2)

The functions of the Secretary of State under section 218 were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales by the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (SI 1999/672).

(4)

At the time of making these Regulations, the regulations in force for Wales under this provision were the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2817 (W.18)); at the time of making these Regulations, the regulations in force for England under this provision were the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (England) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2166).

(6)

1996 c. 56; section 337(1) is amended by paragraph 80 of Schedule 30 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

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