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The Education Reform(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Review of performance of teachers

151.—(1) The Department may by regulations make provision requiring employing authorities to secure that the performance of teachers to whom the regulations apply—

(a)in discharging their duties; and

(b)in engaging in other activities connected with the establishments at which they are employed,

is regularly reviewed in accordance with such requirements as may be prescribed.

(2) The regulations may, in particular, make provision—

(a)requiring the Boards of Governors of controlled schools and Catholic maintained schools and the governing bodies of institutions of further education—

(i)to secure that any arrangements made in accordance with the regulations are complied with in relation to their establishments;

(ii)to provide such assistance to the employing authority as that authority may reasonably require in connection with its obligations under the regulations;

(b)with respect to the disclosure to teachers of the results of reviews and the provision of opportunities for them to make representations with respect to those results; and

(c)requiring employing authorities to have regard to the results of reviews in the exercise of such of their functions as may be prescribed.

(3) The regulations may be expressed to apply to any of the following categories of teacher, that is to say—

(a)teachers employed in grant-aided schools;

(b)teachers employed in institutions of further education;

(c)supply teachers;

(d)peripatetic teachers.

(4) Before making any regulations under paragraph (1), 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 this Article “employing authority” means—

(a)in relation to teachers employed in controlled schools and institutions of further education, the board by which they are employed;

(b)in relation to teachers (including supply 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 managers 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;

(f)in relation to supply teachers (other than those mentioned in sub-paragraph (b)), the board by which they are employed.

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