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The Education Reform(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Appointment of parent governors

121.  In Article 13 of the principal Order after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted—

(3A) Where, at any grant-aided school,—

(a)one or more vacancies for parent members are required to be filled by election; and

(b)the number of parents standing for election as parent members is less than the number of vacancies,

the required number of parent members shall be made up by persons appointed by the voting members of the Board of Governors of the school.

(3B) Where it is reasonably practicable to do so, it shall be the duty of the voting members of the Board of Governors in appointing any person under paragraph (3A) to appoint a person who is the parent of a registered pupil at the school.

(3C) In paragraph (3A) “parent member” means a member of the Board of Governors of a grant-aided school who but for that paragraph would be required to be elected by parents of pupils attending the school from amongst the parents of such pupils.

(3D) A person appointed under paragraph (3A) shall for all purposes of the Education Orders except Schedule 8 to the 1989 Order be treated as if he had been duly elected as a member of the Board of Governors by parents of pupils attending the school.

(3E) In paragraphs (3A) and (3B) “voting members” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 122(3) of the 1989 Order..

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