The Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 1997

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Published: 1997-11-06

Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 2678

EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES
The Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 1997

Made
6th November 1997

Laid before Parliament
10th November 1997

Coming into force
1st December 1997

Being of the opinion that the Teacher Training Agency may, having regard to their general objectives, appropriately discharge the additional functions hereby conferred and having carried out such consultation as appears to him to be appropriate pursuant to section 16 (3) of the Education Act 1994(1), the Secretary of State for Education and Employment, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 16(1) and 23(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, revocation and commencement

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 1997 and shall come into force on 1st December 1997.

(2) The Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 1995(2) shall be revoked.

Conferring of additional functions

2.  The following additional functions are hereby conferred on the Teacher Training Agency—

(a)the licensing or otherwise authorising of persons who are not qualified teachers to be employed as teachers at any school maintained by a local education authority, any special school not so maintained or any grant-maintained school and functions incidental or supplemental thereto exercised under regulations from time to time in force under section 218(1)(a) and (3) of the Education Reform Act 1988(3);

(b)considering and approving the training programmes of persons who seek to become qualified teachers and who are not employed as teachers at such schools during the period of the training programme and functions incidental or supplemental thereto exercised under regulations from time to time in force under section 218(1)(a) and (2) of the Education Reform Act 1988; and

(c)approving persons for the purpose of carrying out the assessment of candidates who seek to become qualified teachers exercised under regulations from time to time in force under section 218(1)(a) and (2) of the Education Reform Act 1988.

Estelle Morris
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State,
Department for Education and Employment
6th November 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order confers on the Teacher Training Agency, established under section 1 of the Education Act 1994, additional functions with regard to—
(a)the licensing or otherwise authorising of unqualified teachers to be employed as teachers at any school maintained by a local education authority, any special school not so maintained or any grant-maintained school,
(b)considering and approving the training programme of persons who seek to become qualified teachers and who are not employed at such schools during their training, and
(c)approving persons for the purpose of assessing candidates who seek to become qualified teachers.
Such functions are exercised under regulations made under section 218 of the Education Reform Act 1988. On 1st December 1997, the Education (Teachers) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1997 amended the Education (Teachers) Regulations 1993 (S.I. 1993/543, amended by S.I. 1993/1969, S.I. 1994/222, S.I. 1995/602, S.I. 1995/2594, S.I. 1996/1603 and S.I. 1997/368 and modified by S.I. 1994/2103) and make provision for the exercise of the functions conferred on the Teacher Training Agency by this Order.
This Order revokes the Teacher Training Agency (Additional Functions) Order 1995 with effect from 1st December 1997.


(1)
1994 c. 30.

(2)
S.I. 1995/601.

(3)
1988 c. 40. Section 218(3) was amended by section 14(3) of the Education Act 1994 (c. 30).
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