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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1987

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Regulations as to employment of teachers

8.  For Article 70 of the principal Order there shall be substituted the following Article—

Regulations as to employment of teachers

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

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

(b)the terms and conditions of employment of teachers.

(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 on medical grounds, in cases of misconduct and on educational grounds.

(3) The terms and conditions upon which a teacher (other than a temporary or part-time teacher) is employed shall be set out in an agreement entered into between the teacher and the employer and the agreement shall be in such form as may be approved by the Department.

(4) This Article applies to—

(a)teachers in grant-aided schools;

(b)teachers in institutions of further education;

(c)peripatetic teachers; and

(d)supply teachers..

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