Explanatory Memorandum

Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

2006 No. 1915

Commencement

55.The provisions relating to the curriculum (except those relating to access to courses) will come into operation on 1 August 2006.  The provisions relating to the new admissions arrangements (except those relating to the prohibition of academic selection) will come into operation on 1 October 2006 to take effect in relation to admissions from September 2010.

56.The prohibition on academic selection will come into operation on 25 November 2006, to take effect in relation to admissions from September 2010, unless the Northern Ireland Assembly is restored by 24 November 2006, in which case the commencement of the prohibition on academic selection will be subject to affirmative resolution in the Assembly.

57.The provisions relating to access to courses for older pupils, suspension and expulsion of pupils and certain provisions relating to the General Teaching Council will be brought into operation by commencement orders made by the Department.