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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2006 No. 879 (W.84)(C.21)

EDUCATION, WALES

The Education Act 2002 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order 2006

Made

21 March 2006

The National Assembly for Wales, in exercise of the power conferred upon it by section 216 (4)(b) and (5) of the Education Act 2002(1), hereby makes the following Order:

Title, application and interpretation

1.  The title of this Order is the Education Act 2002 (Commencement No. 9 and Transitional Provisions) (Wales) Order 2006.

2.  Provisions brought into force by this Order are brought into force in relation to Wales.

3.  In this Order, unless otherwise stated, references to sections and Schedules are references to sections of and Schedules to the Education Act 2002.

Appointed day

4.  The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions specified in the Schedule to this Order is 1 April 2006.

Transitional Provision

5.  Until regulations are made under section 31 in relation to Wales, the reference in paragraph 9 of Schedule 2 to “any transfer of control authorised by regulations under section 31” is to have effect as though it were a reference to “any transfer of control agreement under Schedule 13” of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(2).

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(3).

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

21 March 2006

Article 4

THE SCHEDULEProvisions coming into force on 1 April 2006

ProvisionSubject matter
Section 35Staffing of community, voluntary controlled, community special and maintained nursery schools
Section 36Staffing of foundation, voluntary aided and foundation special schools
Section 37Payments in respect of dismissal, etc.
Section 40 in so far as not already in forceAmendments of Part 2 of School Standards and Framework Act 1998
Section 215(1) in so far as it relates to the provisions of Schedule 21 belowMinor and consequential amendments
Section 215(2) in so far as it relates to the provisions of Schedule 22 belowRepeals
Schedule 2Effect on staffing of suspension of delegated budget
Schedule 3 in so far as not already in forceAmendments of Part 2 of School Standards and Framework Act 1998
Schedule 21, paragraph 30, paragraph 107, paragraph 110(3)(b) in so far as it relates to paragraphs (f) and (k) of subsection (6) of section 127 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, paragraph 110(3)(c) in so far as it relates to new paragraphs (p) and (q) of sub section (6) of section 127 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998Minor and consequential amendments
Schedule 22, Part 3, the repeal of—Repeals
Education Reform Act 1988, section 218(1)(d),
School Standards and Framework Act 1998, sections 54 to 57, section 127(6)(f) and (k),
Schedules 16 and 17,
Employment Relations Act 1999, section 40.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 1 April 2006 those provisions of the Education Act 2002 specified in the Schedule to this Order.

References below to sections and Schedules (without more) are references to sections of and Schedules to the Education Act 2002.

In the case of provisions brought into force by this Order which amend existing legislation, references to the Secretary of State in those provisions are to be read, in relation to Wales, as references to the National Assembly for Wales— see section 211.

The effect of the provisions specified in of the Schedule to this Order is as follows—

Section 35 makes provision in relation to the staffing of community, voluntary controlled, community special and maintained nursery schools. It replaces the arrangements set out in section 54 of, and Schedule 16 to, the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (“the 1998 Act”). It provides that the LEA is the employer of staff at such schools and requires such staff to include a head teacher. It enables the National Assembly to make regulations on the appointment, discipline, suspension and dismissal of staff at such schools.

Section 36 makes provision in relation to the staffing of foundation, voluntary aided and foundation special schools, replacing the arrangements set out in section 55 of, and Schedule 17 to, the 1998 Act. It provides that, unless regulations state otherwise, the governing body is the employer of staff at such schools. The staff must include a head teacher. The National Assembly is given the power to make regulations on the appointment, discipline, suspension and dismissal of staff at such schools.

Schedule 2 provides for the staffing arrangements which are to apply instead of regulations under section 34 or 35 if a school’s delegated budget is suspended.

Section 37 re-enacts section 57 of the 1998 Act and makes provision in connection with payments in respect of dismissal of staff from maintained schools.

Section 40 and Schedule 3 make amendments to the 1998 Act consequential on the new staffing provisions.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Education Act 2002 have been brought into force in relation to Wales by commencement order made before the date of this Order:

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Sections 14 to 1731 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 18(2)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 19(6) (partially)1 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 19 (1) to (7) (fully)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Section 20 (1) to (3), (5)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Sections 21 and 221 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Section 2331 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Sections 27 and 281 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 291 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 301 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Section 321 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Sections 33 and 3431 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Section 39(1) (partially)1 September 20042004/1728 (W.178)
Section 39 (fully)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Section 40 (partially)1 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 414 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
Section 424 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
Section 431 November 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 461 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
Section 4919 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 5031 May 20052005/1395 (W.109)
Section 51 (partially)9 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)31 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
(partially)31 May 20052005/1395 (W.109)
Section 52 (partially)9 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(fully)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Section 5331 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Sections 54 to 5619 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 60 to 641 August 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 721 August 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Section 75 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 97 and 9819 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 99(1)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 100 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 101 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 10319 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 105 to 10719 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 108 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 10919 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 111 to 11819 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 1191 October 20022002/2439
Section 120(1) and (3) to (5)1 October 20022002/2439
Section 120(2)1 August 20032003/1667
Section 1211 October 20022002/2439
Section 122 to 1291 August 20032003/1667
Section 130 (partially)1 October 20022002/2439
(fully)1 August 20032003/1667
Section 13119 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 132 and 13319 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 134 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 13519 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 136 to 1401 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 14119 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 142 to 14431 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 14519 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 146 (partially)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 148 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 14931 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 15031 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 151(2)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 152 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 15431 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
Section 1551 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Section 15631 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
Sections 157 to 1741 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
Section 1761 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Section 1771 August 20042004/912 (W.95)
Section 178(1) and (4)1 August 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 179 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 18019 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 181 to 1851 September 20032003/1718 (W. 185)
Section 188 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)1 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
Section 189 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 191 to 19419 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 195 (partially)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
(fully)1 September 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 19619 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Section 1971 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 19831 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
Section 1991 September20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 20031 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Section 201 (partially)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Sections 202 and 2031 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 2061 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Section 207 and 2089 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
Section 215 (partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)1 August 20032003/1718 (W.185) and 2003/1667
(partially)1 September 20032002/3185 (W.301) and 2003/1718 (W.185)
(partially)4 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)1 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)9 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)31 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
(partially)1 August 20042004/912 (W.95) and 2004/1728 (W.172)
(partially)1 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
(partially)31 May 20052005/1395 (W.109)
(partially)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Schedule 1, paragraph 3 (partially)1 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Schedule 1 (fully)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Schedule 3, paragraphs 1 to 51 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Schedule 4, paragraphs 1 and 49 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
Paragraphs 2, 3(1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (7), (8), 8, 9, 10, 1131 May 20052005/1395 (W.109)
Paragraph 12(1), (3) to (5)31 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
Schedule 519 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 91 August 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Schedule 10, paragraphs 1, 6, 11 and 1519 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 111 October 20022002/2439
Schedule 12, paragraphs 1, 2, 4(1) and (3), 6 and 7,19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Paragraph 12(1) and (2)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 13, paragraphs 1 to 3, 5, 6, 7(1) and (3) and 819 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 14, paragraphs 1 to 71 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
Schedule 16, paragraphs 1 to 31 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
Paragraphs 4 to 919 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 17, paragraphs 5(1) to (4), (6) and 6 to 819 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 18, paragraphs 1, 4, 5 and 7,31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Paragraph 8 (partially),31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Paragraphs 13 to 15,31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Paragraphs 2, 3, 6, 8 (fully), 9 to 12 and 16 to 181 September 20032002/3185 (W.301)
Schedule 191 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Schedule 201 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
Schedule 21 (partially)1 October 20022002/2439
(partially)19 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)1 August 20032003/1667
(partially)1 September 20032003/1718 (W.185)
(partially)4 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)1 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)9 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)31 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
(partially)1 August 20042004/1728 (W.172)
(partially)1 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
(partially)31 May 20052005/1395 (W.109)
(partially)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)
Schedule 22 (partially)1 October 20022002/2439
(partially)9 December 20022002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)31 March 20032002/3185 (W.301)
(partially)1 August 20032003/1718 (W.185)
(partially)1 September 20032002/3185 (W.301), 2003/1718 and 2003/1667 (W.185)
(partially)4 December 20032003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)1 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)9 January 20042003/2961 (W.278)
(partially)31 March 20042004/912 (W.95)
(partially)1 August 20042004/912 (W.95)
(partially)1 September 20042004/1728 (W.172)
(partially)31 May 20052005/1395 (W.109)
(partially)31 October 20052005/2910 (W.207)

Various provisions of the Education Act 2002 have been brought into force in relation to England by the following Statutory Instruments: S.I. 2002/2002 (as amended by S.I. 2002/2018), S.I. 2002/2439 (as amended by S.I. 2003/606 (revoked) and 2003/2992), S.I. 2002/2952, S.I. 2003/124, S.I. 2003/1115, S.I. 2003/1667, S.I. 2003/2071 and S.I. 2004/1318.