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The Education Reform(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Interpretation of Part III

35.—(1) In this Part—

“assess” includes examine and test;

“assessment arrangements”, “attainment targets” and “programmes of study” have the meanings given by Article 7(3);

“key stages” has the meaning given by Article 5(6);

“school year” means a year ending on 31st July.

(2) For the purposes of this Part a school is an Irish speaking school if more than one half of the following subjects, namely—

(a)religious education; and

(b)the subjects, other than English and Irish, which are compulsory contributory subjects in relation to pupils at the school,

are taught (wholly or partly) in Irish, and “school” includes part of a school.

(3) In this Part any reference to the Board of Governors of a school includes, in relation to a voluntary school referred to in Article 11(8) of the principal Order, a reference to the person approved in relation to that school by the Department under the said Article 11(8).

(4) In its application to a technical secondary school conducted in association with an institution of further education, this Part shall have effect as if—

(a)references to the Board of Governors of a school included references to the governing body of the institution;

(b)references to the scheme of management for a school included references to the articles of government of the institution;

(c)references to the principal of a school included references to the principal of the institution.

(5) In this Part references to the contributory subjects or listed contributory subjects within an area of study shall be construed in accordance with Article 5(3) and references to compulsory contributory subjects shall be construed in accordance with Article 6(1) and (2).

(6) Nothing in this Part, except Articles 30 and 32, shall apply in relation to a nursery school or a nursery class in a primary school.

(7) Directions given by the Department under this Part shall be given in writing.

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