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PART VIN.I.TEACHERS

Employment of teachers by a boardN.I.

65.  (1)  A board may employ all such teachers as are required in schoolsF1. . . under its management and may, with the approval of the Department, employ teachers otherwise than on the staff of a particular schoolF1. . . .

(2) A teacher employed under paragraph (1) otherwise than on the staff of a particular schoolF1. . . shall be—

(a)a teacher (to be called a “peripatetic teacher”) employed by a board to teach a particular subject or group of subjects in a number of schoolsF1. . . or otherwise than in a schoolF1. . . or a teacher employed by a board for the purpose of making special educational provision whether in a school or otherwise;F2. . .

Sub‐para. (b) rep. by 1993 NI 12

[F3(3) The number of peripatetic teachers employed by a board and the purposes for which they are employed shall be in accordance with arrangements made by the board and approved by the Department and a board shall not employ such teachers otherwise than in accordance with arrangements so made and approved.

(4) PeripateticF2. . . teachers employed by a board may, with the approval of the board, work in a voluntary school or a grant‐maintained integrated school if so requested by the managers of that school.]

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F31989 NI 20

Training of teachersN.I.

66.  [F4(1)  The Department of Education shall make such arrangements as it considers expedient for securing the provision by others of sufficient facilities for the initial and further training of teachers for service in schools and other educational establishments in Northern Ireland.]

(2) [F4The Department of Education] may—

(a )F5pay grants at such rate or of such amount and subject to such conditions as it may determine in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by any persons in connection with the initial or further training of teachers, other than expenditure in respect of which a grant may be paid under paragraph (3);

(b)pay to teachers undergoing further training travelling and other allowances at such rate or of such amount and subject to such conditions as the Department may determine.

[F4(2A) The Department for Employment and Learning may pay grants at such rate or of such amount and subject to such conditions as it may determine in respect of expenditure incurred or to be incurred by any person in connection with the initial or further training of teachers, other than expenditure in respect of which a grant may be paid under paragraph (3).]

(3 )F5 The Department may, in accordance with regulations, pay grants to the trustees of a college of education in respect of approved expenditure incurred or to be incurred for the provision or alteration of the premises of a college or for the provision of equipment for a college.

[F6(4 )F5 Regulations under paragraph (3) may make provision for—

(a)the repayment in such circumstances as are prescribed of the whole or part of any grant paid under this Article;

(b)the reduction in such circumstances as are prescribed of the amount of grant which would otherwise by payable under this Article;

(c)the payment to the Department by such person as may be prescribed of a sum where—

(i)any premises of a college of education in respect of which the Department has, at any time after 1st. August 1984, paid a grant under paragraph (3), cease to be used for approved purposes of a college of education; or

(ii)any site in respect of which the Department has, at any time after that date, paid a grant under paragraph (3), ceases, in the opinion of the Department, to be required for the purposes of a college of education.

(5 )F5 Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (4), regulations under paragraph (3) may—

(a)provide for any repayment, reduction or payment under the regulations to be of such amount as the Department considers equitable;

(b)provide for any such repayment, reduction, or payment not to exceed such amount as may be determined under or in accordance with the regulations;

(c)provide for any amount determined as mentioned in sub-paragraph (b) to include an amount in respect of interest calculated in such manner as may be prescribed; and

(d)apply to grants made before as well as after the coming into operation of this paragraph.]

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F5certain functions transf. by SR 1999/481

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Control of numbers, qualifications, etc. of studentsN.I.

67.  (1 )F7  [F8The Department of Education] shall make such arrangements as it considers expedient for the determination of the numbers and qualifications and for the selection of students to be admitted to the initial and further training of teachers.

(2) The managers or governing body of an institution providing courses for the initial or further training of teachers shall not admit a student to a course for the initial training of teachers unless satisfied—

(a)as to his good character and health, his physical capacity for teaching and his suitability for the teaching profession in other respects; and

(b)that he satisfies the minimum educational qualifications for the course determined under paragraph (1).

(3) The managers of a college of educationF9. . . shall comply with any directions of the Department, given after consultation with them, as to—

(a)the total number of students to be admitted in any period specified in the directions to all such courses provided by them;

(b)the number of students to be admitted in any period specified in the directions to any particular course so specified; and

(c)the discontinuance of any particular course so specified.

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F91997 NI 15

F10Appointment of teachersN.I.

68.  The provisions of Parts I and II of Schedule 14 shall apply to the appointment of a teacher to a controlled school and the provisions of Part III of that Schedule shall apply to the appointment of a peripatetic teacher or a supply teacher.

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F10prosp. rep. by 1989 NI 20

[F11Salaries and other terms and conditions of employment of teachersN.I.

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F111993 NI 12

69.  (1)  Except as provided by paragraph (3)—

(a)the rates of salaries and the allowances which are to be paid to teachers to whom this Article applies; and

(b)the other terms and conditions of employment of such teachers,

shall be determined by the Department.

(2) This Article applies to—

(a)teachers employed in grant-aided schools;

Sub‐para. (b) rep. by 1997 NI 15

(c)peripatetic teachers.

(3) In such circumstances and subject to such conditions as the Department may direct, the rates of salaries and the allowances which are to be paid to teachers of a class or description specified by the Department in the directions shall be determined by a body or person so specified.

(4) Before giving any directions under paragraph (3), the Department shall consult—

(a)such representatives of employing authorities and such representatives of teachers as appear to it to be concerned; and

(b)any other person with whom consultation appears to it to be desirable.

(5) In paragraph (4) “employing authority” means—

(a)in relation to teachers employed in controlled schoolsF12. . . , the board by which they are employed;

(b)in relation to teachers employed by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools, that Council;

(c)in relation to teachers employed in a voluntary school (other than a Catholic maintained school), the Board of Governors of that school;

(d)in relation to teachers employed in a grant-maintained integrated school, the Board of Governors of the school;

(e)in relation to peripatetic teachers, the board by which they are employed.

(6) A determination under paragraph (1) or (3)—

(a)shall be made in writing;

(b)shall be published in such manner as the Department or, as the case may be, the body or person making the determination thinks fit;

(c)may contain such transitional and supplementary provisions as the Department or, as the case may be, that body or person thinks fit; and

(d)may have effect from a date earlier than the date on which it is made.

(7) Where any question arises as to the rate of salary or allowance to be paid under this Article to a teacher—

(a)where that rate of salary or allowance falls in accordance with directions under paragraph (3) to be determined by a body or person specified in those directions, the decision of that body or person shall, except on a question of law, be final;

(b)in any other case, the decision of the Department shall, except on a question of law, be final.

Para. (8) rep. by 1998 NI 13]

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Payment of salaries, etc. of teachersN.I.

69A.  F13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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[F14Regulations as to employment of teachersN.I.

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F141987 NI 2

70 .F15  (1)  The Department may make regulations as to—

(a)the eligibility of persons to be employed as teachers;F16. . .

Sub‐para. (b) rep. by 1993 NI 12

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (1), regulations under that paragraph may include provision—

(a)requiring teachers to have such qualifications as may be approved by the Department;

(b)requiring that, subject to such exceptions as may be prescribed, only teachers recognised by the Department be employed as teachers and providing for the grant, suspension, withdrawal and restoration of such recognition;

(c)requiring teachers to serve probationary periods;

(d)imposing requirements as to the age, health and physical capacity of teachers;

(e)prohibiting or restricting the employment or further employment of teachers[F17[F18 on medical grounds, on grounds of misconduct or on educational grounds]] .

[F19(2A) Regulations under paragraph (1) may provide for the payment by the Department of any reasonable expenses incurred by a teacher in connection with any medical examination undergone by that teacher in pursuance of a requirement imposed by the Department under those regulations.]

Para. (3) rep. by 1993 NI 12

(4) This Article applies to—

(a)F20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(b)teachers in institutions of further education;

(c)F21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sub‐para. (d) rep. by 1993 NI 12]

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F191989 NI 20

Interchange of teachers with teachers outside Northern IrelandN.I.

71 .F22  The Department may make regulations enabling teachers in grant-aided schools or institutions of further education or colleges of education to interchange duty with teachers from any country outside Northern Ireland and such regulations may, in connection with any period of interchange, make such provision as the Department considers appropriate in relation to such teachers as are specified in the regulations.

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Redundancy payments to teachers in certain voluntary schools and in grant‐maintained integrated schoolsN.I.

72.  F23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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