Statutory Instruments with Clear Reports

7 November 2022

SL(6)271 The Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022

Procedure: Made Negative

The Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”) amend the Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2015 (“the 2015 Regulations”).

The 2022 Regulations are made by the Welsh Ministers under sections 17 and 47(1) of the Education (Wales) Act 2014 which allows the Welsh Ministers to make provision for, and in connection with, the requirement for registered persons to have satisfactorily completed an induction period.

The 2022 Regulations will amend the 2015 Regulations to make the following changes to the statutory induction arrangements for newly qualified teachers (“NQT”) in Wales:

·         A NQT will be able to serve induction in a pupil referral unit.

·         A NQT will be required to satisfactorily complete their induction period within five years of the later of the date of award of their qualified teacher status or the date of the 2022 Regulations coming into force, unless the appropriate body (“AB”) extends this time limit. The AB must extend this time limit for a NQT in circumstances where the NQT’s induction period is extended (by a decision of the AB or the Education Workforce Council) and there is insufficient time available for the AB to make a determination upon the completion of that extended induction period by the NQT. The AB can extend the time limit where it is satisfied that there are good reasons for doing so and the NQT consents.

·         The AB will have discretion to reduce the length of an NQT’s induction period to a minimum of one school term or 110 school sessions where it is satisfied that the NQT has achieved the professional standards which they must meet in order to satisfactorily complete the induction period, and the NQT is in agreement.

Parent Act: Education (Wales) Act 2014

Date Made: 12 October 2022

Date Laid: 17 October 2022

Coming into force date: 07 November 2022