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The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 3)

In Article 2(2) for the definitions of “the Education Orders” and “further education” substitute, respectively—

“the Education Orders” means this Order, the 1989 Order, the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1993, the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 and the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997;

“further education” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 3 of the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997;.

In Article 2(2), at the appropriate place in alphabetical order, insert—

  • “institution of further education” has the meaning assigned to it by Article 2(2) of the Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997;.

In Article 2(2) in the definitions of “managers” for sub-paragraph (e) substitute—

(e)in relation to an institution of further education, the governing body of that institution;.

In Article 2(2) omit the definitions of “part-time senior education”, “post-school age education” and “technical secondary school”.

In Article 2(2) in the definition of “secondary education” at the end add “other than such full-time education provided for senior pupils over compulsory school age at an institution of further education”.

Omit Article 2(2A) to (2C).

For Article 5 substitute—

Stages and purposes of statutory system of education

5.(1) The statutory system of public education shall be organised in three stages, namely—

(a)primary education;

(b)secondary education; and

(c)further education.

(2) It shall be the duty of a board (so far as its powers extend) to contribute towards the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of the community by securing that efficient primary education and secondary education are available to meet the needs of its area.

(3) The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 confers functions with respect to further education..

In Article 9A(1) omit “(other than a technical secondary school)”.

In Article 10(1) omit “, other than a technical secondary school”.

In Article 49A(5A)(a) after “school” insert “or an institution of further education”.

In Article 49A(6)(a) after “school” (where it twice occurs) insert “or institution of further education”.

Omit Article 55.

In Article 58—

(a)omit paragraph (2);

(b)in paragraph (4) omit “(2) or”.

In Article 59(1) omit “(2),”.

In Article 65(1) omit “and institutions of further education” and “or institution of further education”.

In Article 65(2) omit “or institution of further education”, “or institutions of further education” and “or institution”.

In Article 67(3) omit “or the board responsible for the management of an institution of further education”.

In Article 69—

(a)omit paragraph (2)(b); and

(b)in paragraph (5)(a) omit “and institutions of further education”.

In Article 73(2) after “establishments” insert “(other than institutions of further education)”.

In Article 79, omit paragraph (2)(c).

In Article 86, omit paragraph (3)(b).

In Article 88A(3) after “board” insert “or by the governing body of an institution of further education”.

In Article 100 after paragraph (b) insert—

(bb)a board and the governing body of an institution of further education;.

In Article 102(2) after sub-paragraph (a) insert—

(aa)an institution of further education;.

In Article 102 after paragraph (6) insert—

(6A) Inspectors conducting the inspection of an establishment under this Article may monitor, inspect and report on any other aspect of the establishment including, in particular, the management of the establishment and the staffing, equipment, accommodation and other resources of the establishment..

In Article 103(2) omit “and the governing body of every institution of further education”.

In Article 105(11) after “board” insert “or to the governing body of an institution of further education”.

In Article 115(3) after sub-paragraph (b) add

or

(c)the governing body of an institution of further education;.

In Article 119A omit—

(a)paragraph (4)(b);

(b)paragraph (6)(b);

(c)in paragraphs (7) and (8) “or institution of further education”.

In Schedule 2, in paragraph 4(2) omit the words “or grant-aided institutions of further education” and in paragraph 6(2) omit the words “or grant-aided institution of further education”.

In Schedule 4, in paragraph 3(1) omit “or a technical secondary school”.

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