Title, commencement and application

1.—(1) The title of these Regulations is the Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and they come into force on 2 November 2009.

(2) These Regulations apply in relation to Wales.


2.  Regulation 5 of the Education (Review of Staffing Structure) (Wales) Regulations 2005(1) is revoked.


3.  In these Regulations—

Amendment to the Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2006

4.  After regulation 5 of the Staffing of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2006(2) insert the following text:

Head teacher’s duties and entitlements

5A.(1) The governing body must ensure that the head teacher at the school —

(a)complies with the duties imposed upon the head teacher; and

(b)benefits from any entitlement conferred upon the head teacher

by any order under section 122 of the 2002 Act (teachers' pay and conditions)(3).

(2) In discharging its duty under paragraph (1)(a), the governing body must have regard to the desirability of the head teacher being able to achieve a satisfactory balance between the time spent discharging the professional duties of a head teacher and the time spent by the head teacher pursuing personal interests outside work..

Jane Hutt

Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills, one of the Welsh Ministers

5 October 2009