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The School Governors' Annual Reports (Wales) Regulations 2001

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1.—(1) These Regulations are called the School Governors' Annual Reports (Wales) Regulations 2001 and shall come into force on 1st September 2001.

(2) These Regulations apply to Wales.

(3) The Education (Governors' Annual Reports) (Wales) Regulations 1999(1) are revoked.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations—

  • “the 1996 Act” (“Deddf 1996”) means the Education Act 1996(2);

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

  • “annual parents' meeting” (“cyfarfod blynyddol i'r rhieni”) means the meeting of parents which the governing body are required to hold once in every school year under section 43 of the 1998 Act;

  • “budget share” (“cyfran o'r gyllideb”) means the amount allocated to the governing body by virtue of section 47 of the 1998 Act; “governors' report” (“adroddiad llywodraethwyr”) means the report which the governing body are required to prepare once in every year under section 42(1) of the 1998 Act;

  • “the National Assembly” (“y Cynulliad Cenedlaethol”) means the National Assembly for Wales.

Matters to be dealt with in a governors' report.

3.  Every governors' report shall contain the information specified in the Schedule.

Requirements with respect to governors' report

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) below, it shall be for the governing body to determine the language or languages in which the governors' report is to be produced, and the form or forms in which it is to be produced.

(2) The governing body shall comply with any direction given by the local education authority by which the school is maintained with respect to any additional language to be used or with respect to any additional form in which the report is to be produced.

5.  The governing body shall take such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that—

(a)the parents of all registered pupils at the school and all persons employed at the school are given (free of charge) a copy of the governors' report;

(b)copies of the report are available for inspection (at all reasonable times and free of charge) at the school; and

(c)where (by virtue of section 43 of the 1998 Act) there is an obligation on the governing body to hold an annual parents' meeting, copies of the governors' report to be considered at that meeting are given to parents not less than two weeks before that meeting.

6.—(1) The requirement in paragraph (a) of regulation 5, in so far as it relates to parents of registered pupils, and the requirement in paragraph (c) of that regulation shall not apply if —

(a)the governing body takes such steps as are reasonably practicable to secure that parents of all registered pupils at the school are given (free of charge) a copy of the information contained in the report by virtue of paragraphs 1 to 3, 5 to 7 and 10 of the Schedule and notify such parents at the same time of their right to be provided with a copy of the full report in accordance with regulation 7; and

(b)where (by virtue of section 43 of the 1998 Act) there is an obligation on the governing body to hold an annual parents' meeting, that information and notification is given to those parents not less than 2 weeks before that meeting.

7.  Where (by virtue of regulation 6) paragraphs (a) and (c) of regulation 5 do not apply, the governing body shall provide a copy of their full report to any parent of a registered pupil at the school on being requested (in writing) to do so.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(3).

D.Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

15th March 2001

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