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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II GENERAL DUTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    1. 3.General duty of the Department

  4. PART III THE CURRICULUM

    1. Preliminary

      1. 4.Duties with respect to the curriculum

    2. Principal provisions

      1. 5.The curriculum

      2. 6.Compulsory contributory subjects and compulsory assessment

      3. 7.Attainment targets, programmes of study and assessment arrangements

      4. 8.Educational themes

      5. Art. 9 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      6. 10.Determination of curriculum policy and of curriculum

      7. 11.Duties with respect to requirements of this Part

    3. Religious education

      1. 12.Religious education

      2. 13.Core syllabus for religious education

    4. Special cases

      1. 14.Development work and experiments

      2. 15.Exceptions by regulations

      3. 16.Pupils with statements of special educational needs

      4. 17.Temporary exceptions for individual pupils

      5. Arts. 17A‐26 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      6. Arts. 27, 28 rep. by 1993 NI 12

    5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 29.Curriculum advice and support by boards

      2. Art. 30 rep. by 1996 NI 1

      3. 31.Provision of information

      4. 32.Keeping, disclosure and transfer of educational records

      5. 33.Complaints

      6. 34.Extension of Articles 9 and 11(1)(d) to senior pupils

      7. 35.Interpretation of Part III

  5. Part IV (Arts. 36‐45) rep. with saving by 1997 NI...

    1. Part IV (Arts. 36‐45) rep. with saving by 1997 NI...

  6. PART V FINANCING SCHOOLS

    1. Financing of controlled and maintained schools

      1. Arts. 46‐59 rep. by 2003 NI 12

    2. Financing of voluntary grammar schools

      1. 60.Grants to voluntary grammar schools

      2. 61.Financial statements in respect of voluntary grammar schools

      3. Arts. 62‐63 rep. by 2003 NI 12

  7. PART VI INTEGRATED EDUCATION

    1. CHAPTER I GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT AND BOARDS

      1. 64.General functions of Department and boards in relation to integrated education

    2. CHAPTER II GRANT‐MAINTAINED INTEGRATED SCHOOLS

      1. Duty of Department to maintain grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 65.Duty of Department to maintain grant‐maintained integrated schools

      2. Management of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 66.Management of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        2. 67.Powers of Board of Governors

      3. Procedure for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status

        1. 68.Schools eligible for grant‐maintained integrated status

        2. 69.Initiation of procedure for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status by existing school

        3. 70.Ballot of parents

        4. 71.Proposals for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status

        5. 72.Incorporation of Board of Governors

        6. 73.Effect of pending procedure for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status

      4. Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for grant‐maintained integrated status

        1. 74.Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for grant‐maintained integrated status

      5. Transfer of property and staff

        1. 75.Transfer of property, etc. to Board of Governors of grant‐maintained integrated school

        2. 76.Transfer of staff to grant‐maintained integrated school

      6. Financing of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 77.Maintenance grants and capital grants

        2. 78.Financial statements

      7. Making of significant change to grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 79.Significant changes to grant‐maintained integrated schools

      8. Discontinuance of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 80.Discontinuance by Board of Governors

        2. 81.Withdrawal of grant by Department

      9. Winding up and disposal of property

        1. 82.Winding up

        2. 83.Transfer of school property

        3. 84.Vesting of surplus assets

      10. Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 85.Provision of benefits and services for pupils by boards

        2. 86.Variation of instrument of government relating to grant‐maintained integrated school

        3. 87.Interpretation (grant‐maintained integrated schools)

    3. CHAPTER III CONTROLLED INTEGRATED SCHOOLS

      1. Management of controlled integrated schools

        1. 88.Management of controlled integrated schools

        2. 89.Constitution of Board of Governors for controlled integrated schools

      2. Procedure for acquisition of controlled integrated status

        1. 90.Schools eligible for controlled integrated status

        2. 91.Initiation of procedure for acquisition of controlled integrated status

        3. 92.Proposals for acquisition of controlled integrated status

        4. 93.Effect of pending procedure for acquisition of controlled integrated status

      3. Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for controlled integrated status

        1. 94.Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for controlled integrated status

      4. Transfer of property and staff

        1. 95.Transfer of property of voluntary school acquiring controlled integrated status

        2. 96.Transfer of staff

      5. Significant changes to controlled integrated schools

        1. 97.Significant changes to controlled integrated schools

      6. Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 98.Variation of instrument of government relating to controlled integrated school

        2. 99.Interpretation (controlled integrated schools)

  8. Part VII (Arts. 100‐120) rep. by 1997 NI 15

    1. Part VII (Arts. 100‐120) rep. by 1997 NI 15

  9. PART VIII SCHOOLS—GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. CHAPTER I MANAGEMENT OF GRANT‐AIDED SCHOOLS

      1. 121.Appointment of parent governors

      2. 122.Co‐option of persons to Board of Governors of grant‐aided school

      3. 123.Schemes of management

      4. Art. 124 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      5. 125.Annual report of Board of Governors

      6. 126.Annual parents' meeting

    2. CHAPTER II CHARGES IN GRANT‐AIDED SCHOOLS

      1. 127.Application of Articles 128 to 131

      2. 128.Prohibition of charges, etc., in certain grant‐aided schools

      3. 129.Provision for cases where education is provided partly during and partly outside school hours

      4. 130.Permitted charges

      5. 131.Charges and remissions policies

      6. 132.Capital charges in voluntary grammar schools to which Articles 128 to 131 apply where agreement under paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 6 to the principal Order is, or has been, in force

      7. 132A.Capital charges in voluntary grammar schools to which Articles 128 to 131 apply where agreement is in force under paragraph 1(1)(a) of Schedule 6 to the principal Order

      8. 133.Charges in voluntary grammar schools to which Articles 128 to 131 do not apply

      9. 134.Charges in respect of excepted pupils

      10. 135.Charges for board and lodging at boarding schools

      11. 136.Obligation to enter pupils for approved public examinations

      12. 136A.Recovery of wasted examination fees

      13. 137.General and supplementary provisions relating to charges

      14. 138.Interpretation of Chapter II

    3. CHAPTER III COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL PREMISES

      1. 139.Community schools

      2. 140.Community use of school premises

  10. PART IX THE COUNCIL FOR CATHOLIC MAINTAINED SCHOOLS

    1. 141.The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools

    2. 142.Functions of the Council

    3. 143.Employment of teachers by the Council

    4. 144.Transfer of teachers to employment of Council

    5. 145.Functions of the Council in relation to development proposals

    6. 146.Miscellaneous functions of the Council under the principal Order

  11. PART X MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. Training

      1. Art. 147 rep. by 1997 NI 15

      2. 148.Information and training for Boards of Governors, governing bodies, etc.

      3. 149.Programmes of training by boards

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 150.Procedures for carrying out by certain bodies of their activities

      2. 151.Review of performance of teachers

      3. 152.Educational projects by Department

      4. 153.Appointment of teachers by a board

    3. Miscellaneous amendments to the principal Order

      1. Art. 154 rep. by 1993 NI 12

      2. Art. 155 rep. by 1996 NI 1

      3. 156.Compulsory school age

      4. Art. 157 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      5. 158.Power of Department to give directions

      6. 159.Grants for provision of educational or library services, etc.

      7. 160.Filling of certain casual vacancies in boards

      8. Art. 161 rep. by 2003 NI 12

    4. Supplementary

      1. 162.Temporary exclusion of section 5 of Data Protection Act 1984

      2. 163.Stamp duty

      3. 164.Regulations and orders

      4. 165.Transitional provisions

      5. Art. 166—Amendments

      6. Art. 167—Repeals

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      COMPULSORY CONTRIBUTORY SUBJECTS

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      1. Schedule 3 rep. by 1998 NI 13

    3. SCHEDULE 4

      1. Application of this Schedule

        1. 1.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to a...

      2. Determination of staff complement

        1. 2.Every school to which this Schedule for the time being...

      3. Discipline

        1. 3.(1) The regulation of conduct and discipline in relation to...

      4. Suspension

        1. 4.(1) In the case of any school to which this...

      5. Dismissal, etc.

        1. 5.(1) Where the Board of Governors of any school to...

        2. 6.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), the employing authority shall not...

      6. Payments in respect of dismissals, resignations, etc.

        1. 7.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), it shall be for the...

      7. School meals staff

        1. 8.Nothing in paragraphs 2 to 7 shall apply in relation...

      8. Application of employment law

        1. 9.(1) The Department may by order make such modifications in...

      9. Interpretation

        1. 10.(1) In this Schedule “employing authority” means—

    4. SCHEDULE 5

      MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF GRANT‐MAINTAINED INTEGRATED SCHOOLS

      1. 1.The Board of Governors of a grant‐maintained integrated school shall...

      2. 2.(1) Of the voting members of the Board of Governors...

      3. 3.The Department may make such provision as it thinks fit...

      4. 4.The Board of Governors shall, with the approval of the...

      5. 5.Subject to any transitional provision made by an order under...

    5. SCHEDULE 6

      TRANSITION TO GRANT‐MAINTAINED INTEGRATED STATUS

      1. 1.(1) Where the Department approves a proposal for acquisition of...

      2. 2.The provision that may be made by an order under...

      3. 3.(1) The Department may make grants to the new Board...

      4. 4.(1) On and after the incorporation date in relation to...

      5. 5.(1) The first scheme of management for a grant‐maintained integrated...

      6. 6.Except as provided in an order under paragraph 1, the...

      1. Schedule 7 rep. by 1997 NI 15

    6. SCHEDULE 8

      THE COUNCIL FOR CATHOLIC MAINTAINED SCHOOLS

      1. Constitution

        1. 1.The Council shall be a body corporate to which, subject...

        2. 2.(1) The Council shall consist of— (a) the Archbishop of...

      2. Diocesan education committees

        1. 3.(1) There shall be established a committee of the Council,...

      3. Other committees of the Council

        1. 4.The Council may appoint such other committees as it considers...

      4. Terms of appointment

        1. 5.(1) . . . the members of the Council shall...

      5. Resignation and disqualification

        1. 6.A member of the Council may resign therefrom by giving...

        2. 7.(1) A person shall be disqualified for being a member...

      6. Procedure

        1. 8.(1) The proceedings of the Council shall not be invalidated...

        2. 9.(1) Without prejudice to section 19(1)(a)(v) of the Interpretation Act...

        3. 10.The common seal of the Council shall, when applied to...

      7. Staff

        1. 11.(1) The right of the Council under section 19(1)(a)(vi) of...

        2. 12.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), this paragraph applies to any...

      8. Allowances

        1. 13.The Council may pay to any member of the Council...

      9. Financial arrangements

        1. 14.(1) The Council shall, at such times, in such form...

        2. 15.(1) The Department may pay to the Council in respect...

        3. 16.(1) Where any premises in respect of which the Department...

        4. 17.(1) The Council shall— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

      10. Transfer of assets and liabilities of Interim Council

        1. 18.On the appointed day all the assets and liabilities of...

      11. Interpretation

        1. 19.References in this Schedule to an Archbishop or a Bishop...

      1. Schedule 9—Amendments

      1. Schedule 10—Repeals

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