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The General Teaching Council for Wales (Disciplinary Functions) Regulations 2001

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Disciplinary orders

18.—(1) A disciplinary order shall record the decision of the Committee, the date on which the order is made, and the date on which the order takes effect.

(2) A conditional registration order shall in addition to the items referred to in paragraph (1) specify all the conditions relevant to his or her employment as a teacher with which the registered teacher is required to comply, and in relation to each such condition, either the period for which it has effect, or that it has effect without limit of time (as the case may be).

(3) A suspension order shall in addition to the items referred to in paragraph (1) specify the period (not exceeding two years) at the end of which the registered teacher again becomes eligible for registration.

(4) A prohibition order shall in addition to the items referred to in paragraph (1) specify the period (which shall not be less than two years beginning with the date on which the order takes effect) before the end of which no application may be made for a determination that the teacher is eligible for registration.

(5) Except where a Committee otherwise decide, a disciplinary order shall take effect on the date on which notice of it is served on the person in relation to whom it is made.

(6) A Committee shall—

(a)serve a notice of the disciplinary order on the person in relation to whom it is made containing the following information:

(i)the text of the order,

(ii)a description of the effect of the order,

(iii)the Committee’s reasons for making the order,

(iv)notification of the person’s right to appeal to the High Court against the order and the time period for making such an appeal,

(v)where the order is a conditional registration order, an explanation of the steps a committee are empowered to take should the person fail to comply with a condition specified in it, and an explanation of his or her right to apply to vary or revoke a condition specified in the order and the method for making such an application, and

(vi)where the order is a prohibition order, an explanation of the person’s right to apply for a determination that he or she is eligible for registration and the method for making such an application;

(b)serve notice of the order on his or her present or last employer; and

(c)send a copy of the order to the National Assembly.

(7) Where following the determination of a case by a Committee they decide not to make a disciplinary order in relation to a registered teacher, the Committee shall notify the teacher of their decision, including the reasons for it, and when they do so they shall at the same time inform him or her if they decided that the case against him or her was not proved.

(8) Where they do not find the case against a registered teacher proved, a Committee shall at the teacher’s request publish a statement to that effect.

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