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The Education Reform(Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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2.—(1) Of the voting members of the Board of Governors of a grant-maintained integrated school—

(a)three-eighths shall be foundation governors, at least one-third of whom shall, at the time of their appointment, be parents of pupils attending the school;

(b)one-quarter shall be appointed by the Head of the Department;

(c)one-quarter shall be elected by parents of pupils attending the school from amongst parents of such pupils;

(d)one-eighth shall be elected by assistant teachers at the school from amongst such assistant teachers.

(2) In this paragraph—

“assistant teacher” means a teacher, other than the principal or a temporary or part-time teacher, employed on the staff of a school;

“foundation governors” means persons appointed—

(a)

when appointments are first made to the Board of Governors, by the body or person by which or by whom the relevant proposal was submitted under Article 71(1) or (2);

(b)

on any subsequent appointment to the Board of Governors, by the persons holding office as foundation governors,

being persons appearing to the body or persons appointing them to be persons committed to the good management and continuing viability of the school as a grant-maintained integrated school;

“relevant proposal”, in relation to a grant-maintained integrated school, means the proposal approved by the Department for the acquisition of grant-maintained integrated status for the school or (as the case may be) for the establishment of the school as a grant-maintained integrated school.

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