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The Education Workforce Council (Accreditation of Initial Teacher Training) (Wales) Regulations 2017

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PART 3ESTABLISHMENT, MEMBERSHIP AND FUNCTIONS OF COMMITTEES

Accreditation of initial school teacher training committee

5.—(1) The Council must delegate to a committee to be known as the accreditation of initial school teacher training committee the functions of—

(a)accrediting courses or programmes of initial school teacher training;

(b)monitoring compliance of accredited courses or programmes of initial school teacher training with the accreditation criteria; and

(c)withdrawing the accreditation of courses or programmes of initial school teacher training.

(2) The Committee established under paragraph (1) may only—

(a)accredit a course or programme of initial school teacher training that satisfies the accreditation criteria specified by the Welsh Ministers from time to time; or

(b)withdraw the accreditation of a course or programme of initial school teacher training in accordance with the accreditation criteria specified by the Welsh Ministers from time to time.

Membership of the Committee

6.—(1) The Committee must have 1 chair and 2 deputy chairs.

(2) The first appointment of the chair and deputy chairs to the Committee are to be made by the Welsh Ministers.

(3) All subsequent appointments of the chair and deputy chairs to the Committee are to be made by the Council subject to the prior approval of the Welsh Ministers.

(4) The other members of the Committee are to be appointed by the Council having consulted on the proposed appointments with—

(a)the Welsh Ministers; and

(b)the chair and deputy chairs to the Committee.

(5) The following may not be a member of the Committee—

(a)a member of the Council;

(b)the chief officer; or

(c)a person employed the Council.

(6) The proposed terms and conditions of appointment to the Committee (and any revised terms and conditions) are—

(a)to be determined by the Council; and

(b)approved by the Welsh Ministers.

Accreditation of initial school teacher training appeals committee

7.  The Council must delegate to an appeals committee to be known as the accreditation of initial school teacher training appeals committee the function of considering an appeal in respect of a decision of the Committee made under regulation 5.

Membership of the Appeals Committee

8.—(1) The Appeals Committee must consist of no more than 5 members including 1 chair.

(2) The chair and other members of the Appeals Committee are to be appointed by the Council.

(3) The terms and conditions on which members of the Appeals Committee are appointed (and any revised terms and conditions) are—

(a)to be determined by the Council; and

(b)approved by the Welsh Ministers.

(4) The following may not be a member of the Appeals Committee—

(a)any person who was a member of the Committee that considered the accreditation application which is the subject of the appeal;

(b)a member of the Council;

(c)the chief officer; and

(d)a person employed the Council.

Eligibility for appointments

9.—(1) Members of the Committee and Appeals Committee are to be appointed from persons—

(a)who are currently working, or were so working within the last 2 years, in the provision of education;

(b)who have experience of the management of schools or further education institutions;

(c)who have experience of working in local authorities;

(d)who have experience of the delivery or provision of initial school teacher training;

(e)who are registered in the category of school teacher in the Register(1);

(f)such other persons as the Council consider appropriate having regard to their expertise and experience.

(2) No person is eligible for appointment to the Committee or the Appeals Committee where—

(a)the person is barred from regulated activity relating to children within the meaning of section 3(2) of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006(2);

(b)the person is prohibited from teaching by virtue of a direction under section 142(1)(a) of the 2002 Act(3);

(c)the person is prohibited from being employed as a teacher by virtue of a prohibition order under section 141B of the 2002 Act;

(d)a disciplinary order is made in respect of the person under Schedule 2 to the 1998 Act by virtue of which the person becomes ineligible for registration under section 3 of the 1998 Act(4);

(e)a disciplinary order is made in respect of the person under section 26 of the 2014 Act by virtue of which the person becomes ineligible for registration under section 9 of the 2014 Act;

(f)the person is disqualified from being employed as a teacher in any school by virtue of an order made—

(i)by an Independent Schools Tribunal under section 470 of the 1996 Act(5), or

(ii)by the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers under section 471 of the 1996 Act(6); or

(g)the person is ineligible for registration as a teacher, or disqualified from being a teacher in any school or further education institution in another part of the United Kingdom.

(1)

For the definition of “Register” see section 41 of the Education (Wales) Act 2014.

(3)

2002 c. 32. Section 142(1)(a) was repealed by Schedule 10 to the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

(4)

Section 3 and Schedule 2 were repealed by Table 2 in paragraph 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 to the Education (Wales) Act 2014.

(5)

Repealed by section 215(2) of, and Part 3 of Schedule 22 to, the Education Act 2002.

(6)

Repealed by section 215(2) of, and Part 3 of Schedule 22 to, the Education Act 2002.

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