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The Schools Forums (Wales) Regulations 2003

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Election and appointment of schools members

4.—(1) The relevant authority must appoint as schools members representatives of schools maintained by the relevant authority who have been elected in accordance with procedures determined by the relevant authority.

(2) In determining the procedures referred to in paragraph (1) —

(a)the relevant authority must make arrangements with a view to securing that schools members include a proportionate number both of representatives of primary schools and of representatives of secondary schools, having regard to the total number of pupils at primary schools, the total number of pupils at secondary schools and the total number of schools members to be elected under those procedures who are to be representatives of primary and secondary schools;

(b)where the relevant authority maintain one or more special schools, they must secure that at least one schools member is a representative of such a school; and

(c)where the relevant authority maintain schools of different school categories, the arrangements made by them by virtue of sub-paragraph (a) must secure that the representatives of primary and secondary schools appointed by them include at least one person who is a representative of a school in each such school category.

(3) For the purposes of paragraph (2)(c), the following are school categories —

(a)community schools;

(b)foundation schools; and

(c)voluntary schools.

(4) The relevant authority must secure that so far as practicable at least one schools member is a parent governor.

(5) In this regulation —

(a)“primary school” (“ysgol gynradd”) means a primary school maintained by the relevant authority but excludes a nursery school;

(b)“secondary school” (“ysgol uwchradd”) means a secondary school maintained by the relevant authority;

(c)“representative” (“cynrychiolwr”) means either a head teacher or a governor of a school maintained by the relevant authority;

(d)“special school” (“ysgol arbennig”) means a community special school or a foundation special school.

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