Explanatory Memorandum

Colleges of Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

2005 No. 1963

Main Elements of the Order

Part II – The College

6.This part of the Order provides for the establishment of a body corporate to be the governing body of Stranmillis University College – A College of the Queen’s University of Belfast. It also provides for the transfer of responsibility for the management of Stranmillis to the new governing body and outlines the respective functions and powers of the governing body and the Department. More detailed provisions on the transfer of management to the governing body is contained in Schedule 1.

7.This part also contains provision for the making of instruments and articles of government which will contain provisions for the constitution and functions of the governing body. More detailed provisions relating to the instruments and articles is contained in Schedule 2.

Part III – Departmental Functions relating to Colleges of Education

8.This part of the Order deals with amendments to the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (the 1986 Order) in relation to the functions and powers of this Department and the Department of Education and colleges of education generally.