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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

      2. Part II Amendments coming into operation on days to be appointed under Article 1(4)

    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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