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Amendments to the 1998 OrderN.I.

Provision of secondary education for pupils by institutions of further educationN.I.

34.  In Article 83 of the 1998 Order for paragraph (2) there shall be substituted—

(2) A board may arrange for secondary education to be provided by an institution of further education—

(a)on behalf of the Board of Governors of a grant-aided school in its area, to meet the needs of any registered pupils at the school who are in key stage 4; or

(b)to meet the needs of any child over the age of 14 but under compulsory school age who is resident in its area and is not a registered pupil at any grant-aided school. .

The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland: fees and proceduresN.I.

35.—(1) Chapter I of Part VI of the 1998 Order (the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland) shall be amended as follows.

(2) In Article 35(3) (person not to be employed as teacher unless registered) at the beginning there shall be inserted “ Subject to such exceptions as may be provided for by or under regulations, ”.

(3) In Article 36(3)(f)(iii) (procedures in connection with cases of misconduct to be specified in regulations) after the words “specified in” there shall be inserted “ or determined under ”.

(4) After Article 36(4) (regulations to authorise charging of fees by Council in respect of certain matters) there shall be inserted—

(4A) The Council, in exercising any power to fix fees authorised by virtue of paragraph (4), shall have regard to the expenditure of the Council in exercising—

(a)its functions under this Order relating to registration; and

(b)all other functions conferred on it under this Order or any other statutory provision. .