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The School Teacher Appraisal (Wales) Regulations 2002

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PART I —INTRODUCTION

Citation, commencement and application

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the School Teacher Appraisal (Wales) Regulations 2002 and shall come into force on 30th September 2002.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.

Revocation

2.  The Education (School Teacher Appraisal) (Wales) Regulations 1999(1) are revoked.

Interpretation

3.—(1) Except where the context otherwise requires, in these Regulations—

  • “appraisal statement” (“datganiad gwerthuso”) has the meaning given to it by, as the case may be, regulation 16(10) or regulation 30(11);

  • “external adviser” (“cynghorydd allanol”) means a person whose name appears on a list of advisers in relation to the appraisal of teachers maintained by a local education authority;

  • “governing body” (“corff llywodraethu”) in relation to a school means the governing body of the school, and a “governor” (“llywodraethwr”) means a member of that governing body;

  • “head teacher” (“pennaeth”) includes an acting head teacher;

  • “school” (“ysgol”) means a community, voluntary, foundation, community special or foundation special school;

  • “school day” (“diwrnod ysgol”) means a day on which the school meets;

  • “school teacher” (“athro neu athrawes ysgol”) means a teacher employed at no more than two schools, by a local education authority or by the governing body of a foundation, voluntary aided or foundation special school, but does not include a teacher employed under a fixed term contract of employment the term of which is less than one year;

  • “school which has a religious character” (“ysgol sydd â chymeriad crefyddol”) means a foundation or voluntary school designated as a school having such character under section 69(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(2); and

  • “statement of objectives” (“datganiad amcanion”) means the written statement of objectives recorded under regulation 12 (3) or regulation 26(3) as the case may be.

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to—

(a)a numbered regulation is a reference to the regulation bearing that number in these Regulations; and

(b)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in the regulation in which the reference appears.

Duty to appraise

4.—(1) It is the duty of the governing body and head teacher of a school to exercise their functions under these Regulations with a view to securing that the performance of school teachers and head teachers in discharging their duties at the school is regularly appraised in accordance with these Regulations.

(2) In the case of a school teacher or head teacher employed at two schools, his or her performance at both schools must be appraised and accordingly “school” in paragraph (1) is to be read as referring to both schools.

Head teacher’s report

5.  At least once during each school year the head teacher must make a written report to the governing body about the operation of appraisal at the school under these Regulations, the effectiveness of the school’s appraisal procedures, and the training and development needs of the school teachers and the head teacher.

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