The Head Teachers Education and Training Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 217
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 01/08/2020
 
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Scottish Statutory Instruments

Education

Made

11 th June 2019

Coming into force

1 st August 2020

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 2 , 74(1) and 90 A(1) , (2) and (3)(a) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 133(2 BA)(a) of that Act(2) , a draft of these Regulations has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Citation, commencement and interpretation

  1. —(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Head Teachers Education and Training Standards (Scotland) Regulations 2019 and come into force on 1 August 2020.

    (2) In these Regulations—

    “the GTCS” means the body corporate known as the General Teaching Council for Scotland as referred to in article 4 of the Public Services Reform (General Teaching Council for Scotland) Order 2011(3) (“the 2011 Order”) ,

    “the Standard for Headship” means the professional standard awarded to a person by the GTCS pursuant to the GTCS’s functions under article 6 of the 2011 Order and rules made under article 15 of the 2011 Order,

    “the 1980 Act” means the Education (Scotland) Act 1980.

    Head teachers: education and training standards

  2. —(1) Subject to regulation 3 , only persons falling within section 90 A(2) of the 1980 Act may be appointed by education authorities or managers of grant-aided schools as head teachers of schools.

    (2) A person falls within section 90 A(2) of the 1980 Act if the person has achieved the Standard for Headship.

    Exemptions

  3. —(1) Regulation 2 does not apply to a person who on or before 1 August 2020 held a permanent appointment as a head teacher of a public school, a grant-aided school or an independent school.

    (2) Regulation 2 does not prevent the appointment of a person as a head teacher by an education authority or manager of a grant aided school on or after 1 August 2020 where that person has not yet achieved the Standard for Headship, provided the appointment does not exceed 30 months.

    JOHN SWINNEY

    A member of the Scottish Government

    St Andrew’s House,

    Edinburgh

    11 th June 2019

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Regulations)

    Regulation 2(1) provides that only persons falling within section 90 A(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (c.44) (“the 1980 Act”) may be appointed by education authorities or managers of grant-aided schools as head teachers of schools.

    Regulation 2(2) provides that a person falls...

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