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The Education (Pupil Registration) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Education (Pupil Registration) (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 1st September 2001.

2.  These Regulations apply to Wales only.

Amendment

3.  The Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 1995(1) shall be amended as follows in relation to Wales.

4.  For regulation 2 (Interpretation) there shall be substituted the following regulation—

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

“the 1998 Act” means the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(2);

“maintained school” means a school maintained by a local education authority;

“proprietor” in relation to a school, means the person or body of persons responsible for the management of the school (so that, in relation to a community, foundation or voluntary school, or community or foundation special school, it means the governing body);

“the relevant person” means—

(a)

in relation to a pupil under the age of 18, a parent of the pupil;

(b)

in relation to a pupil who has attained that age, the pupil..

5.  In regulation 7 (Contents of the Attendance Register)—

(a)in paragraph (3)(c), for the words “who” to “because” there shall be substituted “to whom regulation 10(3A) applies,”;

(b)for paragraph (4A)(3) there shall be substituted the following—

(4A) An approved educational activity is either—

(a)an activity which takes place outside the school premises and which is—

(i)approved by a person authorised in that behalf by the proprietor of the school;

(ii)of an educational nature, including work experience under section 560 of the Education Act 1996 and a sporting activity; and

(iii)supervised by a person authorised in that behalf by the proprietor or the head teacher of the school; or

(b)in the case of a pupil, other than a pupil to whom regulation 10(3A) applies, that pupil’s attendance at another school at which he or she is a registered pupil.(4).

6.  In regulation 8 (Leave of absence), in paragraph (2)(c), for the words “a police magistrate as defined in paragraph (9) of that section” there shall be substituted the words “a justice of the peace”.

7.  In regulation 9 (Deletions from Admissions Register), for paragraph (4)(d) there shall be substituted the following—

(d)the permanent exclusion of a pupil does not take effect until the governing body have discharged their duties under section 66 of the 1998 Act, and—

(i)the relevant person has stated in writing that he or she does not intend to bring an appeal under section 67 of the 1998 Act;

(ii)the time for bringing an appeal has expired and no appeal has been brought within that time; or

(iii)an appeal brought within that time has been determined or abandoned.

8.  In regulation 16 (Use of Computers), in paragraph (6), for “Data Protection Act 1984” there shall be substituted “Data Protection Act 1998”(5).

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(6)

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

15th March 2001

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