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

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Membership and procedure of Committees

8.—(1) The Council must include on a Committee—

(a)one or more lay members;

(b)one or more registered teacher members; and

(c)if none of the lay members or registered teacher members is a Council member, one or more Council members.

(2) A person who by virtue of regulation 5(2) of the General Teaching Council for Wales (Constitution) Regulations 1999(1) is not eligible to be a member of the Council or to vote in an election for elected members of the Council shall not be eligible to be a member of a Committee.

(3) The quorum for a meeting of a Committee shall be three members, including one lay member, one registered teacher member and if no lay member or registered teacher member present is a Council member, one Council member.

(4) A person who is a member of the Investigating Committee investigating a case shall not be appointed as a member of the Professional Conduct Committee or Professional Competence Committee which determine that case.

(5) Subject to paragraphs (1) to (4) and regulations 20 and 22, the Council may make such provision as they see fit as to—

(a)the membership of a Committee;

(b)the terms on which a Committee’s members are to hold and vacate office; and

(c)the procedure of a Committee.

(6) In this regulation—

(a)“lay member” means a member of the Committee who is neither—

(i)a registered teacher, nor

(ii)employed, or engaged to provide services otherwise than under a contract of employment, as a teacher nor been so employed or engaged within the period of 5 years ending with the date of that person’s appointment to the Committee,

and a lay member who becomes a registered teacher or who takes up a post or engagement as a teacher shall cease to be regarded as a lay member;

(b)“registered teacher member” means a member of the Committee who is—

(i)a registered teacher, and

(ii)employed, or engaged to provide services otherwise than under a contract of employment, as a teacher on the date of that person’s appointment to the Committee,

and a registered teacher member who ceases to be a registered teacher or who ceases to hold a post or engagement as a teacher shall cease to be regarded as a registered teacher member; and

(c)“Council member” means a member of the Committee who is a member of the Council.

(1)

S.I. 1999/1619 amended by S.I. 1999/3185 (W.43).

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