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The Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2005

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

“the 1998 Act” (“Deddf 1998”) means the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(1);

“the 2002 Act” (“Deddf 2002”) means the Education Act 2002(2);

“the 1999 Regulations” (“Rheoliadau 1999”) means the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (Wales) Regulations 1999(3);

“appropriate body” (“corff priodol”) means the appropriate body under regulation 5;

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

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;

“employment-based teacher training scheme” (“cynllun hyfforddi athrawon ar sail cyflogaeth”) means a scheme established by the National Assembly under regulation 8 of the School Teachers' Qualifications Regulations;

“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(4) in relation to teachers in England;

“FE college” (“coleg AB”) means an institution within the further education sector as defined in section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992(5);

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

“graduate teacher” (“athro neu athrawes raddedig”) means a person who was granted an authorisation to teach in accordance with paragraphs 5 to 11 of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations before 1 September 2004;

“head teacher” (“pennaeth”) includes the principal of an FE college;

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

“institution” (“sefydliad”) means a relevant school, an independent school or an FE 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 103(1) of the 2002 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 gymwysedig”) means a person who satisfies requirements specified in regulations made under section 132 of the 2002 Act(6);

“registered teacher” (“athro neu athrawes gofrestredig”) means a person who was granted an authorisation to teach in accordance with paragraphs 12 to 18 of Schedule 2 to the 1999 Regulations before 1 September 2004;

“relevant school” (“ysgol berthnasol”) means a school maintained by an authority or a non-maintained special school;

“school day” (“diwrnod ysgol”) in relation to a school means any day on which at that school there is a school session, and in relation to an FE college, means any day on which the college meets;

“school session” (“sesiwn ysgol”) has the same meaning as in regulations 4 and 5 of the Education (School Day and School Year) (Wales) Regulations 2003(7);

“the School Teachers' Qualifications Regulations” (“Rheoliadau Cymwysterau Athrawon Ysgol”) means the Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004(8);

“school term” (“tymor ysgol”) includes a term of a an FE college;

“school year” (“blwyddyn ysgol”) includes the academic year of an FE college;

“short term supply teacher” (“athro neu athrawes gyflenwi tymor byr”) means a supply teacher who is employed for a period of less than one term;

“special school” (“ysgol arbennig”) has the same meaning as in section 337(1) of the Education Act 1996(9);

“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(10).

(2) For the purposes of these Regulations a person has completed an induction period when that person has served an induction period of —

(a)three school terms, or

(b)such other length as the appropriate body has determined in accordance with regulation 8(2) (comprising only periods of employment which count towards an induction period under regulation 9); and

where the appropriate body extends the induction period in accordance with regulation 10, the period of that extension.

(3) 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.

(4)

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, S.I. 2002/2063 and S.I. 2003/2148.

(6)

The Regulations currently in force under this provision are the Education (School Teachers' Qualifications) (Wales) Regulations 2004, S.I. 2004/1729 (W.173).

(9)

1996 c. 56. Section 337(1) is amended by paragraph 80 of Schedule 30 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998.

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