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13.—(1) In relation to any grant-aided school and any school year, it shall be the duty of the Board of Governors to exercise its functions with a view to securing and the duty of the principal to secure—

(a)that religious education is given in accordance with the provision for such education included in the school's curriculum by virtue of Article 5(1)(a);

(b)that the minimum content for each area of learning is taught as required by the school's curriculum as subsisting at the beginning of that year;

(c)that pupils are assessed as required by Article 9(1).

(2) In relation to any grant-aided school and any time before the coming into operation of an order under Article 7(2) specifying minimum content in relation to a particular area of learning and pupils in a key stage, it shall be the duty of the Board of Governors to exercise its functions with a view to securing and the duty of the principal to secure that knowledge, understanding and skills falling within that area of learning are taught to pupils in that key stage for a reasonable time.

(3) It shall be the duty of—

(a)the Department and [F1the Authority] in relation to all grant-aided schools;

(b)the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools in relation to Catholic maintained schools,

to exercise their functions with a view to ensuring that the Boards of Governors and principals of grant-aided schools are in a position to fulfil their duties under the preceding provisions of this Part.

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