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The Education Reform (1989 Order) (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1992 No. 169 (C. 6)

EDUCATION

The Education Reform (1989 Order) (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992

Made

26th March 1992

The Department of Education, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 1(3) and (4) of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989F1 and of every other power enabling it on that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

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1.  This Order may be cited as the Education Reform (1989 Order) (Commencement No. 5) Order (Northern Ireland) 1992.

Interpretation

2.  In this Order—

  • “the 1986 Order” means the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 F2;

  • “the 1989 Order” means the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

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3.  The following provisions of the 1989 Order shall come into operation on 1st April 1992—

(a)Article 77(2) to (6) and Article 78;

(b)Articles 127 to 135 and Articles 137 and 138;

(c)Article 166 and Schedule 9 in so far as relating to the definition of “grammar school” contained in Article 2(2) of the 1986 Order; and

(d)Article 167 and Schedule 10 in so far as relating to the definition of “intermediate school” in Article 2(2) of the 1986 Order and Articles 26, 56 (1) and (4) to (6) of the 1986 Order.

4.  Articles 5(2) and 8(1) of the 1989 Order shall come into operation—

(a)on 1st August 1992 in relation to pupils in the first, second and third key stages and in the first year of the fourth key stage; and

(b)on 1st August 1993 in relation to pupils in the second year of the fourth key stage.

5.  Article 6(1) and (2) of and Schedule 2 to the 1989 Order in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subjects, Art and Design, Music, and Technology and Design, shall come into operation—

(a)on 1st August 1992 in relation to pupils in the first year of the third key stage;

(b)on 1st August 1993 in relation to pupils in the second year of the third key stage and the first year of the first key stage;

(c)on 1st August 1994 in relation to all other pupils in the first and third key stages, to all pupils in the second key stage and to pupils in the first year of the fourth key stage; and

(d)on 1st August 1995 in relation to pupils in the second year of the fourth key stage.

6.  Article 6(1) and (2) of and Schedule 2 to the 1989 Order in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subject Drama shall come into operation—

(a)on 1st August 1994 in relation to pupils in the first year of the fourth key stage; and

(b)on 1st August 1995 in relation to pupils in the second year of the fourth key stage.

7.  Article 6(1) and (2) of and Schedule 2 to the 1989 Order in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subjects French, German, Italian, Spanish and Irish and Articles 5(5) and 11(1)(e) of the 1989 Order shall come into operation—

(a)on 1st August 1992 in relation to pupils in the first year of the third key stage;

(b)on 1st August 1993 in relation to pupils in the second year of the third key stage;

(c)on 1st August 1994 in relation to pupils in the third year of the third key stage and in the first year of the fourth key stage; and

(d)on 1st August 1995 in relation to pupils in the second year of the fourth key stage.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Education on 26th March 1992.

L.S.

S. Peover

Assistant Secretary

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order brings into operation on 1st April 1992, the provisions of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (“the 1989 Order”) which:

— relate to the calculation and payment of maintenance grants to grant-maintained integrated schools, and the preparation and publication by the Department of Education of financial statements of both the proposed and actual maintenance grants for grant-maintained integrated schools in each financial year;

— specify the circumstances in which charges may and may not be levied by school authorities in respect of the education provided for registered pupils in grant-aided schools.

Amendments and repeals of a number of provisions of the 1986 Order are brought into operation on 1st April 1992 in consequence of the commencement of the provisions relating to charges in grant-aided schools.

This Order brings into operation from 1st August 1992 on a phased basis, the provisions of the 1989 Order which require:

— the curriculum of each grant-aided school to include certain compulsory areas of study;

— the curriculum of a grant-aided secondary school to provide the opportunity for its pupils to be taught French or German or Italian or Spanish, and which place obligations on the school Board of Governors and principal with respect to this;

— the curriculum of each grant-aided school to promote the attainment of the objectives of certain compulsory educational themes.

This Order also brings into operation certain provisions of the 1989 Order in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subjects Art and Design, Music, Technology and Design, Drama, and French or German or Italian or Spanish or Irish. The Order brings these provisions into operation on a phased basis.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The following provisions of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 have been brought into force or will be brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:—

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. Number
Articles 18 to 28, Part IV in so far as it relates to secondary schools, Article 59(3) and Article 59(4) in so far as it relatrs to Article 59(3), Articles 102 to 104, Article 119, Part IX and Schedules 3 and 8 (partially), Article 166 and Schedule 9 in so far as relating to: the Commissioner for Complaints Act (Northern Ireland) 1969; the Industrial Relations (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 1976; Articles 4 (partially), 10(5) (partially), 11(1) 65, 79(2) and 103(1) of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (“the 1986 Order”); Article 167 and Schedule 10 in so far as relating to Articles 4 (partially), 25, 28, 68 (partially), 103(1), Part IX of, and Schedule 2 (partially), paragraph 4 of Schedule 3 (partially), Schedule 14 (partially) and Schedule 17 to the 1986 Order.1st April 19901990/125
Article 156 (partially), Article 166 and Schedule 9 in so far as relating to Article 33 of the 1986 Order, Article 167 and Schedule 10 in so far as relating to the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968 (partially)>1st July 19901990/125
Articles 5(1)(b) and (4) and 11(1)(b).1st August 19901990/249
Article 6(1) and (2) and Schedule 2 in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subjects English, Mathematics and Science in rlation to pupils in the:—
first year of the first, second and third key stages;1st August 19901990/249
second year of the first, second and third key stages;1st August 19911990/249
third year of the first, second and third key stages;1st August 19921990/249
fourth year of the first key stage the first year of the fourth key stage; and1st August 19931990/249
second year of the fourth key stage.1st August 19941990/249
Article 6(1) and (2) and Schedule 2 in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subject, Irish (in Irish speaking schools only) in relation to pupils in the:—
first year of the first and second key stages;1st August 19901990/249
second year of the first and second key stages;1st August 19911990/249
third year of the first and second key stages; and1st August 19921990/249
fourth year of the first key stage.1st August 19931990/249
Articles 6(6), 54, 59(1) and (2), Article 59(4) in so far as it relates to Article 59(2) and Articles 60 to 62, 113, and 159; Article 166 and Schedule 9 in so far as relating to Articles 8(2), 69, 72, 88(6) and 116(1) of the 1986 Order; and Article 167 and Schedule 10 in so far as relating to Articles 8(1)(b) and (c), 24, 57(1) and 117 of the 1986 Order.1st April 19911991/109
Article 6(1) and (2) and Schedule 2 in so far as they relate to the compulsory contributory subjects, Geography, History and Physical Education in relation to pupils in the:—
first year of the first and third key stages;21st August 19911991/391
second year of the first and third key stages;1st August 19921991/391
third year of the first and third key stages;1st August 19931991/391
fourth year of the first key stage and the first year of the fourth key stage;1st August 19941991/391
second year of the fourth key stage and the first year of the second key stage;1st August 19951991/391
second year of the second key stage;1st August 19961991/391
third year of the second key stage.1st August 19971991/391
Part IV in so far as it is not already in operation but not in relation to the admission of pupils to primary schools, and in so far as they provide primary education, independent schools, in the year ending 31st July 1992.21st August 19911991/391

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