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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II THE CURRICULUM

    1. Interpretation

      1. 3.Interpretation: the curriculum

    2. General duty

      1. 4.General duty in respect to the curriculum

    3. Statutory requirements relating to curriculum

      1. 5.The curriculum: main requirements

      2. 6.Areas of learning and contributory elements

      3. 7.Minimum content

      4. 8.Skills

      5. 9.Assessment

      6. 10.Orders under Articles 7 to 9: supplementary

      7. 11.Core syllabus for religious education

    4. Duties relating to the curriculum

      1. 12.Determination of curriculum policy and of curriculum

      2. 13.Duties with respect to requirements of this Part

    5. Special cases

      1. 14.Development work and experiments

      2. 15.Exceptions by regulations

      3. 16.Pupils with statements of special educational needs

      4. 17.Temporary exemptions for individual pupils

    6. Access to courses for older pupils

      1. 18.Access to courses: pupils in key stage 4

      2. 19.Access to courses: pupils over compulsory school age

      3. 20.“Applied” and “general” courses

      4. 21.Arrangements for provision of secondary education on behalf of a grant-aided school

      5. 22.Exceptions

    7. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 23.Curriculum advice and support by boards

      2. 24.Provision of information

      3. 25.Complaints

      4. 26.Application of this Part

  4. PART III MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. Admissions

      1. 27.Admission to grammar schools

      2. 28.Admission criteria

      3. 29.Admission to secondary school: exceptional circumstances

      4. 30.Guidance as to admissions

    2. Suspension and expulsion of pupils from grant-aided schools

      1. 31.Suspension and expulsion of pupils

      2. 32.Appeals against expulsion

      3. 33.Appeals against suspension

      4. 34.Education of suspended pupils

    3. The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

      1. 35.Approval of qualifications of teachers

      2. 36.Removal from register

      3. 37.Terms and conditions of service of registrar of General Teaching Council

    4. Institutions of further education

      1. 38.Membership of governing body of institution of further education

      2. 39.Payments to members of governing body of institution of further education

    5. Miscellaneous

      1. 40.Baseline assessments

      2. 41.Removal of requirement for annual parents' meeting

      3. 42.Fees for instruction provided by Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

    6. Supplementary provisions

      1. 43.Regulations and orders

      2. 44.Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

  5. Signature

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      AREAS OF LEARNING AND THE CONTRIBUTORY ELEMENTS

      1. PART I FOUNDATION STAGE

      2. PART II KEY STAGES 1 AND 2

      3. PART III KEY STAGE 3

      4. PART IV KEY STAGE 4

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. PART I AMENDMENTS COMING INTO OPERATION ON 1ST AUGUST 2006

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

          1. 1.In Article 2(2) in the definition of “the Education Orders”...

          2. 2.Article 17A shall continue to have effect with the insertion...

          3. 3.Articles 21 and 22 shall continue to have effect with...

          4. 4.In Article 21 for paragraph (3A) substitute—

          5. 5.In Article 102(7) for “Article 5(1)(a) of the 1989 Order”...

        2. The Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 20)

          1. 6.In Article 125 omit paragraphs (2)(b) and (4)(c).

          2. 7.In Article 125(2)(i) for “Article 31(2)(a)” substitute “ Article 24(2)(a)...

          3. 8.In Article 128— (a) in paragraphs (4), (5), (6), (7)...

          4. 9.In Article 130(1)(b) and (2) for “syllabus” (wherever it occurs)...

          5. 10.In Article 133(3) for “syllabus” substitute “ specification ”.

          6. 11.In Article 136— (a) for “syllabus” (wherever it occurs) substitute...

          7. 12.In Article 136A(1) for “syllabus” (wherever it occurs) substitute “...

          8. 13.In Article 138 for “syllabus” (wherever it occurs) substitute “...

        3. The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 15)

          1. 14.After Article 17 insert— Provision of information (1) The Department may make regulations requiring the governing body...

        4. The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (N1 13)

          1. 15.In Article 11(1)(a) for the words from “Article 6(3) of...

          2. 16.In Article 12(2) for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

          3. 17.In Article 16, in paragraph (1) and in the heading...

          4. 18.In Article 74— (a) in paragraph (1)(b) for “Article 7(1)(b)...

          5. 19.In Article 74(6) in the definition of “relevant assessment” for...

          6. 20.In Article 89 for paragraph (5) substitute—

        5. The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (NI 6)

          1. 21.In Article 12 for “1986” substitute “ 1996 ”.

      2. PART II AMENDMENTS COMING INTO OPERATION ON DAYS TO BE APPOINTED UNDER ARTICLE 1(4)

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

          1. 22.In Article 2 after paragraph (2) insert—

          2. 23.In Article 13— (a) in paragraphs (3C) and (3D) for...

          3. 24.In Article 21(1) for “pupils in attendance” substitute “ registered...

          4. 25.In Article 48(1) for “persons who are pupils at the...

          5. 26.In Article 48 at the end add—

          6. 27.In each of the following provisions for “pupils attending” substitute...

          7. 28.In each of the following provisions for “pupil attending” substitute...

          8. 29.In Schedule 13 in paragraph 3 after sub-paragraph (1) insert—...

        2. The Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 20)

          1. 30.In Article 128 in paragraphs (2), (4), (5), (7), (8),...

          2. 31.In Article 130 (1)(a) omit “registered”.

          3. 32.In Article 136— (a) in paragraph (1) omit “registered”;

          4. 33.In Article 136A(1) omit “registered”.

          5. 34.In Article 137(2)(b), (3), (4) and (6) omit “registered”.

        3. The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (N1 1)

          1. 35.In Article 8 (1)— (a) in sub-paragraphs (a) and (b)...

          2. 36.In Article 8A— (a) in paragraph (b) for “at the...

          3. 37.In Article 21B(2) for “registered pupil at” substitute “ pupil...

        4. The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (N1 13)

          1. 38.In Article 3(1) for “its pupils” substitute “ pupils attending...

          2. 39.In Article 5(2)(a) for “attending” substitute “ a registered pupil...

          3. 40.In Article 11(1)(b) for “academic or vocational” substitute “ general...

          4. 41.In Article 74(6) in the definition of “examination” for “an...

          5. 42.In Article 75(3) in the definition of “external qualification” for...

          6. 43.In Article 76(5) for “an academic or vocational” substitute “...

          7. 44.In Article 81(7) in the definition of “external qualification” for...

        5. The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 12)

          1. 45.In Article 17(1) for “registered pupils at” substitute “ pupils...

          2. 46.In Article 36(1) after sub-paragraph (b) insert—

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REPEALS

      1. PART I REPEALS COMING INTO OPERATION ON 1ST AUGUST 2006

      2. PART II REPEALS COMING INTO OPERATION ON 1ST OCTOBER 2006 (SUBJECT TO ARTICLE 1(5))

      3. PART III REPEALS COMING INTO OPERATION ON DAYS TO BE APPOINTED UNDER ARTICLE 1(4)

  7. Explanatory Note

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