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Education (Special Educational Needs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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2.—(1) In these Regulations—

“Northern Ireland curriculum” means the curriculum for every grant-aided school as described in Articles 5, 6 and 8 of and Schedules 1 and 2 to the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989(1);

“registered medical practitioner” means a fully registered person within the meaning of the Medical Act 1983(2);

“principal” includes any person to whom the duties or functions of a principal under these Regulations have been delegated by the principal in accordance with regulation 3;

“qualified teacher” means a person who is eligible to be employed as a teacher in a grant-aided school;

“target” means the knowledge, skills and understanding which a child is expected to have by the end of a particular period;

“transition plan” means a document prepared pursuant to regulation 14(9) or 15(9) which sets out the arrangements which a board considers appropriate for a young person during the period when he is aged 14 to 19 years, including arrangements for special educational provision and for any other necessary provision, for suitable employment and accommodation and for leisure activities, and which will facilitate a satisfactory transition from childhood to adulthood;

“working day” means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday;

“the 1996 Order” means the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996; and

“the 1985 Regulations” means the Education (Special Educational Needs) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1985(3).

(2) In these Regulations any reference to the health and the social services authority is, in relation to a particular child, a reference to the health and social services authority in whose area that child lives.

(3) In these Regulations any reference to a numbered Article is a reference to the Article of the 1996 Order bearing that number.


S.I. 1989/2406 (N.I. 20) as amended by S.I. 1996/274 (N.I.) Article 35 and Schedule 3

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