Search Legislation

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021

Changes over time for: PART 3

 Help about opening options

Alternative versions:

Status:

This version of this part contains provisions that are prospective. Help about Status

Close

Status

The term provision is used to describe a definable element in a piece of legislation that has legislative effect – such as a Part, Chapter or section. A version of a provision is prospective either:

  1. where the provision (Part, Chapter or section) has never come into force or;
  2. where the text of the provision is subject to change, but no date has yet been appointed by the appropriate person or body for those changes to come into force.

Commencement Orders listed in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ box as not yet applied may bring this prospective version into force.

Changes to legislation:

There are currently no known outstanding effects for the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Act 2021, PART 3 . Help about Changes to Legislation

Close

Changes to Legislation

Revised legislation carried on this site may not be fully up to date. At the current time any known changes or effects made by subsequent legislation have been applied to the text of the legislation you are viewing by the editorial team. Please see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ for details regarding the timescales for which new effects are identified and recorded on this site.

Prospective

PART 3 E+WCURRICULUM FOR EXCEPTIONAL PROVISION OF EDUCATION IN PUPIL REFERRAL UNITS OR ELSEWHERE

GeneralE+W

49IntroductionE+W

(1)This Part makes provision about a curriculum for education provided under section 19A of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) (exceptional provision of education at pupil referral units or elsewhere: Wales).

(2)Sections 50 to 52 apply to education provided at pupil referral units.

(3)Sections 53 to 55 apply to education provided otherwise than at pupil referral units.

(4)References in this Part to pupils, in relation to a pupil referral unit, are to registered pupils at the unit, except those over compulsory school age.

Pupil referral unitsE+W

50Curriculum requirementsE+W

(1)The local authority, the management committee (if there is one) and the teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must exercise their functions with a view to ensuring that there is a curriculum for the unit that complies with the requirements in subsections (2) to (5).

(2)The first requirement is that the curriculum must—

(a)enable pupils to develop in the ways described in the four purposes,

(b)provide for appropriate progression for pupils,

(c)be suitable for pupils of differing ages, abilities and aptitudes, and

(d)be broad and balanced, so far as is appropriate for pupils.

(3)The second requirement is that the curriculum must make provision for teaching and learning that—

(a)encompasses the Health and Well-being area of learning and experience,

(b)encompasses the mandatory element of Relationships and Sexuality Education, and

(c)develops the mandatory cross-curricular skills.

(4)The third requirement is that the provision made under subsection (3)(b) must be developmentally appropriate for pupils.

(5)The fourth requirement is that the curriculum must make provision, if it is reasonably possible and appropriate to do so, for teaching and learning—

(a)in the other areas of learning and experience, and

(b)in the other mandatory elements.

(6)The teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must publish a summary of the curriculum for the unit, or arrange for it to be published.

51Curriculum review and revisionE+W

(1)The local authority, the management committee (if there is one) and the teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must—

(a)keep the curriculum for the unit under review, and

(b)ensure that it continues to comply with the requirements in section 50.

(2)In considering whether the curriculum continues to comply with the requirements in section 50, they must have regard to information derived from any assessment arrangements implemented by them under regulations made under section 56.

(3)They must revise the curriculum if they consider it necessary to do so to ensure that it continues to comply with the requirements in section 50.

(4)They may also revise the curriculum at any time they consider it appropriate to do so.

(5)If the curriculum is revised, the teacher in charge of the unit must publish a summary of the revised curriculum, or arrange for it to be published.

52Curriculum implementationE+W

(1)The teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must ensure that the curriculum for the unit is implemented in a way that—

(a)enables each pupil to develop in the ways described in the four purposes,

(b)secures teaching and learning that offers appropriate progression for each pupil,

(c)is suitable for each pupil's age, ability and aptitude,

(d)takes account of each pupil's additional learning needs (if any), and

(e)secures broad and balanced teaching and learning for each pupil.

(2)The teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must ensure that the curriculum for the unit is implemented in a way that secures teaching and learning for each pupil that—

(a)encompasses the Health and Well-being area of learning and experience,

(b)encompasses the mandatory element of Relationships and Sexuality Education, and

(c)develops the mandatory cross-curricular skills.

(3)The teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must ensure that the teaching and learning secured under subsection (2)(b) is suitable for each pupil's stage of development.

(4)The teacher in charge of a pupil referral unit must—

(a)consider what teaching and learning it would be appropriate to provide for each pupil in the other areas of learning and experience and the other mandatory elements for which the curriculum makes provision, and

(b)ensure, as far as reasonably possible, that the teaching and learning is provided for the pupil.

(5)The local authority and the management committee (if there is one) for a pupil referral unit must exercise their functions with a view to ensuring that the curriculum for the unit is implemented for pupils in accordance with this section.

Other education provided under section 19A of the Education Act 1996E+W

53Curriculum requirementsE+W

(1)A local authority that makes arrangements under section 19A of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) to provide education for a child otherwise than at a pupil referral unit must ensure that the arrangements secure a curriculum for the child that complies with the requirements in subsections (2) to (5).

(2)The first requirement is that the curriculum must—

(a)enable the child to develop in the ways described in the four purposes,

(b)provide for appropriate progression for the child,

(c)be suitable for the child's age, ability and aptitude, and

(d)be broad and balanced, so far as is appropriate for the child.

(3)The second requirement is that the curriculum must make provision, so far as is appropriate for the child, for teaching and learning that—

(a)encompasses the Health and Well-being area of learning and experience,

(b)encompasses the mandatory element of Relationships and Sexuality Education, and

(c)develops the mandatory cross-curricular skills.

(4)The third requirement is that the provision made under subsection (3)(b) must be suitable for the child's stage of development.

(5)The fourth requirement is that the curriculum must make provision, if it is reasonably possible and appropriate to do so, for teaching and learning—

(a)in the other areas of learning and experience, and

(b)in the other mandatory elements.

54Review and revisionE+W

(1)A local authority that makes arrangements under section 19A of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) to provide education for a child otherwise than at a pupil referral unit must—

(a)keep the arrangements under review, and

(b)ensure that they continue to secure a curriculum for the child that complies with the requirements in section 53.

(2)In considering whether the arrangements continue to secure a curriculum for the child that complies with those requirements, the local authority must have regard to information derived from any assessment arrangements implemented in relation to the child under regulations made under section 56.

(3)The local authority must revise the arrangements if they consider it necessary to do so to ensure that they continue to secure a curriculum for the child that continues to comply with the requirements in section 53.

55Curriculum implementationE+W

(1)A local authority that makes arrangements under section 19A of the Education Act 1996 (c. 56) to provide education for a child otherwise than at a pupil referral unit must ensure that the arrangements ensure that the curriculum for the child is implemented in a way that—

(a)enables the child to develop in the ways described in the four purposes,

(b)secures teaching and learning that offers appropriate progression for the child,

(c)is suitable for the child's age, ability and aptitude,

(d)takes account of the child's additional learning needs (if any), and

(e)secures teaching and learning that is broad and balanced, so far as is appropriate for the child.

(2)The local authority must also ensure that the arrangements ensure the teaching and learning for which the curriculum must make provision under section 53(3), (4) and (5).

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area. The revised version is currently only available in English.

Original (As Enacted or Made) - English: The original English language version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Original (As Enacted or Made) - Welsh:The original Welsh language version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

See additional information alongside the content

Geographical Extent: Indicates the geographical area that this provision applies to. For further information see ‘Frequently Asked Questions’.

Show Timeline of Changes: See how this legislation has or could change over time. Turning this feature on will show extra navigation options to go to these specific points in time. Return to the latest available version by using the controls above in the What Version box.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Welsh Government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of Senedd Cymru.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

Timeline of Changes

This timeline shows the different points in time where a change occurred. The dates will coincide with the earliest date on which the change (e.g an insertion, a repeal or a substitution) that was applied came into force. The first date in the timeline will usually be the earliest date when the provision came into force. In some cases the first date is 01/02/1991 (or for Northern Ireland legislation 01/01/2006). This date is our basedate. No versions before this date are available. For further information see the Editorial Practice Guide and Glossary under Help.

Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources