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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 90A: Head teachers: education and training standards

168.Subsections (1) and (2) of section 90A extend the regulation-making power in sections 2 and 74(1) of the 1980 Act to allow the Scottish Ministers to specify the standards of education and training which prospective head teachers at grant-aided and education authority-managed schools are required to have before they can be appointed to the position.

169.Subsection (3) provides the Scottish Ministers with flexibility in such regulations to make different provision for different purposes while allowing for exceptions and exemptions from the general rule that prospective head teachers will be required to have obtained the standards and training specified, before being permanently appointed. It also allows the regulations to make consequential, transitional, transitory or savings provision.

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