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Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. The Education Authority

    1. 1.The Education Authority

    2. 2.Functions of the Authority

    3. 3.Dissolution of education and library boards and Staff Commission

  3. Funding of sectoral bodies

    1. 4.Funding of sectoral bodies

  4. Supplementary provisions

    1. 5.Amendments, repeals and other consequential provision

    2. 6.Interpretation

    3. 7.Short title and commencement


    1. SCHEDULE 1

      The Education Authority

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The Authority shall not be regarded—

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) The Authority shall consist of— (a) a Chair appointed...

      3. Political members

        1. 3.(1) Where members are first appointed to the Authority, the...

      4. Chair and appointed members

        1. 4.(1) Subject to the provisions of this paragraph, the Chair...

      5. Remuneration and allowances of members

        1. 5.The Authority shall pay to its Chair and members such...

      6. Officers

        1. 6.(1) The Authority shall have— (a) a chief executive, with...

      7. Remuneration, allowances and pensions of officers

        1. 7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the Authority shall pay to...

      8. Committees

        1. 8.(1) The Authority may appoint such committees as it considers...

      9. Proceedings

        1. 9.Without prejudice to section 19(1)(a)(v) of the Interpretation Act (Northern...

        2. 10.The validity of any proceedings of the Authority, or of...

      10. Application of seal and documents

        1. 11.(1) The application of the seal of the Authority shall...

        2. 12.Any document required under any statutory provision to be served...

      11. Finance

        1. 13.(1) A funding department may make payments to the Authority...

        2. 14.(1) The Authority may, by means of a bank overdraft...

      12. Accounts

        1. 15.(1) The Authority shall— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

      13. Annual report

        1. 16.(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each...

      14. Other reports and returns

        1. 17.The Authority shall make such reports and returns and give...

      15. Commissioner for Complaints

        1. 18.In Schedule 2 to the Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland)...

      16. Freedom of information

        1. 19.In Part 7 of Schedule 1 to the Freedom of...

      17. Interpretation

        1. 20.In this Schedule “financial year” means— (a) the period beginning...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Transfer of assets, liabilities and staff of dissolved bodies

      1. Interpretation

        1. 1.In this Schedule “dissolved body” means a body listed in...

      2. Transfer of assets and liabilities

        1. 2.(1) All assets and liabilities to which a dissolved body...

      3. Transfer of employed staff

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies to persons who immediately before the...

      4. References to, and acts, etc. done by, or in relation to, a dissolved body

        1. 4.(1) In any statutory provision or document—

        2. 5.(1) The Authority shall make arrangements for a statement of...

    3. SCHEDULE 3


      1. The Education Orders - general amendment of references to education and library boards

        1. 1.(1) In the Education Orders— (a) for “a board”, “the...

      2. The School Sites Act (Northern Ireland) 1928 (c. 8)

        1. 2.In section 1(1) and (2) for “an education authority” substitute...

      3. The Exchequer and Financial Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 3)

        1. 3.In section 33(1) for “boards under Article 114 of the...

      4. The Superannuation (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 10)

        1. 4.In Article 11(5) for “representatives of local education authorities and”...

      5. The Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 (NI 14)

        1. 5.In Article 67 for “Education and Library Boards” substitute “...

      6. The Solicitors (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 12)

        1. 6.In Article 3(2) in the definition of “local authority” for...

      7. The Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 (NI 15)

        1. 7.(1) In Article 24(1), in the Table, for “Education and...

      8. The Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (NI 28)

        1. 8.In Schedule 13 for the entry relating to an education...

      9. The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 (NI 3)

        1. 9.(1) In Article 2(2) at the appropriate places in alphabetical...

      10. The Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1989 (c. 10)

        1. 10.(1) In section 2(7) for “education and library boards” substitute...

      11. The Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 20)

        1. 11.(1) In Article 69(4)(b)(i) for “relevant board” substitute “ Authority...

      12. The Youth Service (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (NI 22)

        1. 12.(1) In Article 4(1)(a) for “education and library boards” substitute...

      13. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

        1. 13.In section 19(6) for paragraph (a) substitute—

      14. The Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (NI 2)

        1. 14.(1) In Article 19(7) for “an education and library board”...

      15. The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 1)

        1. 15.(1) In Article 14(1)(b) for “the appropriate board” substitute “...

      16. The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 (NI 16)

        1. 16.In Article 78(7) for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

      17. The Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 6)

        1. 17.(1) In Article 18(1), in the Table, for “Education and...

      18. The Further Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 15)

        1. 18.(1) In Article 6(2) for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

      19. The Museums and Galleries (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 2)

        1. 19.In Article 4(8)(b) for “education and library boards” substitute “...

      20. The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 13)

        1. 20.(1) In Article 16(7) for “boards to exercise their” substitute...

      21. The Education (Student Support) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998 (NI 14)

        1. 21.In Article 4(1) for sub-paragraph (a) substitute—

      22. The Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order 2003 (NI 12)

        1. 22.In Article 37(5) for “A body to which this paragraph...

      23. The Higher Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2005 (NI 5)

        1. 23.In Article 13(7) in the definition of “student support authority”...

      24. The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) 2005 (NI 6)

        1. 24.(1) Paragraph 1 above applies in relation to the Order...

      25. The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 (NI 11)

        1. 25.(1) In Article 12(4)(a)(ii) and (8)(a) for “the relevant board”...

      26. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups (Northern Ireland) Order 2007 (NI 11)

        1. 26.(1) In Article 41— (a) in the title, for “Education...

      27. The Safeguarding Board Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (c. 7)

        1. 27.(1) In section 1(3)(g) for “education and library boards” substitute...

    4. SCHEDULE 4


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