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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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10.—(1) Before amending a statement, a board shall serve on the parent of the child concerned a notice informing him—

(a)of its proposal, and

(b)of his right to make representations under sub-paragraph (2).

(2) A parent on whom a notice has been served under sub-paragraph (1) may, within the period of fifteen days beginning with the date on which the notice is served, make representations to the board about the proposal.

(3) The board—

(a)shah consider any representations made to it under sub-paragraph (2), and

(b)on taking a decision on the proposal to which the representations relate, shall give notice in writing to the parent of its decision.

(4) Where a board makes an amendment under this paragraph to the description in a statement of the board’s assessment of a child’s special educational needs or to the special educational provision specified in a statement, it shall give notice in writing to the parent of his right under Article 18 to appeal against the description in the statement of the board’s assessment of the child’s special educational needs, the special educational provision specified in the statement or, if no school is named in the statement, that fact.

(5) A board may only amend a statement under this paragraph within the prescribed period beginning with the service of the notice under sub-paragraph (1).

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