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Interpretation

2.—(1) Save where the context otherwise requires, in these Regulations —

“the 1996 Act” (“Deddf 1996”) means the Education Act 1996(1);

“the 1998 Act” (“Deddf 1998”) means the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(2);

“appropriate body” (“corff priodol”) means the appropriate body under regulation 4;

“authority” (“awdurdod”) means a local education authority;

“core subject” (“pwnc craidd”) means a subject referred to in section 354(1) of the 1996 Act;

the Council” (“y Cyngor”) means the General Teaching Council for Wales;

“employer” (“cyflogwr”) includes an authority, governing body or other person who engage (or make arrangements for the engagement of) a person to provide his or her services as a teacher otherwise than under a contract of employment, and “employed” (“cyflogi”), “employment” (“cyflogaeth”) and any expressions relating to the termination of employment are to be construed accordingly;

“England’s Induction Regulations” (“Rheoliadau Ymsefydlu Lloegr”) means regulations made from time to time under section 19 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998(3) in relation to teachers in England;

“foundation subject” (“pwnc sylfaen”) means a subject referred to in section 354(1) or (2) of the 1996 Act;

“governing body” (“corff llywodraethu”) in relation to a sixth form college has the same meaning as in section 90(1) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992(4);

“graduate teacher” (“athro neu athrawes raddedig”) means a person employed in a school in accordance with Part II of Schedule 2 to the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999(5);

“head teacher” (“pennaeth”) includes the principal of a sixth form college;

“induction period” (“cyfnod ymsefydlu”) means an induction period required by these Regulations;

“institution” (“sefydliad”) means a relevant school, an independent school or a sixth form college in which an induction period may be served under these Regulations, as the context requires;

“key stage” (“cyfnod allweddol”) has the same meaning as in section 355(1) of the 1996 Act;

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

“non-maintained special school” (“ysgol arbennig nas cynhelir”) means a special school which is neither a community special school nor a foundation special school;

“qualified teacher” (“athro neu athrawes gymwys”) has the same meaning as in section 218(2) of the Education Reform Act 1988(6);

“registered teacher” (“athro neu athrawes gofrestredig”) means a person employed in a school in accordance with Part III of Schedule 2 to the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999;

“relevant school” (“ysgol berthnasol”) has the meaning given to it by section 19 of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998;

“school day” (“diwrnod ysgol”) in relation to a school means any day on which at that school there is a school session;

“school session” (“sesiwn ysgol”) has the same meaning as in regulations 3 and 4 of the Education (School Day and School Year) (Wales) Regulations 2000(7);

“school term” (“tymor ysgol”) includes a term of a sixth form college;

“school year” (“blwyddyn ysgol”) includes the academic year of a sixth form college;

“sixth form college” (“coleg chweched dosbarth”) means a further education institution principally concerned with the provision of full-time education suitable to the requirements of persons who have not attained the age of 19 years;

“special school” (“ysgol arbennig”) has the same meaning as in section 337(1) of the 1996 Act(8);

“supply teacher” (“athro neu athrawes gyflenwi”) means a teacher employed wholly or mainly for the purpose of supervising or teaching pupils whose regular teacher is not available to teach them; and

“working day” (“diwrnod gwaith”) means any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or a day which is a bank holiday within the meaning of the Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971(9).

(2) Any reference in these Regulations to —

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

(b)a numbered paragraph is a reference to the paragraph bearing that number in the regulation or Schedule in which the reference appears; and

(c)a numbered sub-paragraph is a reference to the sub-paragraph bearing that number in the paragraph in which the reference appears.

(3)

The regulations in force for England at the time of making these Regulations were the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Consolidation) (England) Regulations 2001 (S.I. 2001/2897) as amended by S.I 2001/3938 and S.I. 2002/2063.

(5)

S.I. 1999/2817 (W. 18) amended by S.I. 2002/2938 (W.279) and S.I 2003/140 (W.12).

(6)

1988 c. 40. The Regulations currently in force under this provision are the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999 (S.I. 1999/2187 (W.18) amended by S.I. 2002/2938 (W.279) and S.I 2003/140 (W.12).

(8)

Section 337(1) is amended by paragraph 80 of Schedule 30 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.