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The Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2006

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Appointment of support staff

15.—(1) Subject to regulation 18, where the governing body identifies a support staff post to be filled, it may recommend a person to the authority for appointment.

(2) Any such recommendation must be sent to the authority with a job specification for the post and the job specification must include the governing body’s recommendations as to—

(a)the duties to be performed,

(b)the hours of work (where the post is part-time),

(c)the duration of appointment,

(d)the grade, and

(e)the remuneration.

(3) The grade must be on the scale of grades applicable in relation to employment with the authority, and such as the governing body considers appropriate.

(4) Before selecting a person to recommend under this regulation and determining in relation to such a recommendation any matters mentioned in paragraph (2), the governing body must consult—

(a)the head teacher (where he or she would not otherwise be involved in the decision), and

(b)the chief education officer of the authority, or his or her representative.

(5) Where the authority has discretion with respect to remuneration, it must exercise that discretion in accordance with the governing body’s recommendation.

(6) The authority is regarded as having discretion if any provisions regulating the rates of remuneration or allowances payable to persons in the authority’s employment either—

(a)do not apply in relation to that appointment, or

(b)leave to the authority any degree of discretion as to the rate of remuneration.

(7) If within a period of seven days after receiving the job specification the authority makes written representations to the governing body relating to the grade or remuneration to be paid, the governing body must—

(a)consider those representations, and

(b)where it decides not to change the grade or remuneration to be paid, notify the authority in writing of its reasons.

(8) The authority must appoint a person recommended to the post by the governing body, subject to the person meeting all relevant staff qualification requirements.

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