Section 29 – Interpretation
58.This section defines terms used throughout the Act and is self- explanatory. In the Act, children or young people for whose school education an education authority are responsible, are those who are, or are about to be, provided with school education either in a school managed by the authority or under arrangements made by the authority. This also includes pre-school centres. The section also provides a new definition of special school, referring to provision suited to the additional support needs of children and young persons, rather than recorded children as in the previous definition.
59.Subsection (5) allows for the use of electronic means in providing anything in writing.