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School teacher in State maintained schools (secondary) (United Kingdom)

  • Generic name of profession

    Secondary school teacher
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    School teacher in State maintained schools (secondary)
    United Kingdom
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :

    The School Teachers' Qualifications (Wales) Regulations 2012

    National legislation:

    Statutory legislation

    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :

    Statutory Legislation. A qualified teacher will hold the recognition of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    Qualification level:
    PS3 - Diploma of post-secondary level (3-4 years) , Art. 11 d
    Prior check of qualifications for a temporary and/or occasional provision of services:
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    The Education (Specified Work and Registration) (Wales) Regulations 2010 set out the specified work of a qualified teacher. Each of the following activities is specified work for the purposes of these Regulations: (a) planning and preparing lessons and courses for pupils; (b) delivering lessons to pupils; (c) assessing the development, progress and attainment of pupils; (d) reporting on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.

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