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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II GENERAL DUTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    1. 3.General duty of the Department

  4. PART III THE CURRICULUM

    1. Preliminary

      1. 4.Duties with respect to the curriculum

    2. Principal provisions

      1. 5.The curriculum

      2. 6.Compulsory contributory subjects and compulsory assessment

      3. 7.Attainment targets, programmes of study and assessment arrangements

      4. 8.Educational themes

      5. Art. 9 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      6. 10.Determination of curriculum policy and of curriculum

      7. 11.Duties with respect to requirements of this Part

    3. Religious education

      1. 12.Religious education

      2. 13.Core syllabus for religious education

    4. Special cases

      1. 14.Development work and experiments

      2. 15.Exceptions by regulations

      3. 16.Pupils with statements of special educational needs

      4. 17.Temporary exceptions for individual pupils

      5. Arts. 17A‐26 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      6. Arts. 27, 28 rep. by 1993 NI 12

    5. Miscellaneous and supplementary

      1. 29.Curriculum advice and support by boards

      2. Art. 30 rep. by 1996 NI 1

      3. 31.Provision of information

      4. 32.Keeping, disclosure and transfer of educational records

      5. 33.Complaints

      6. 34.Extension of Articles 9 and 11(1)(d) to senior pupils

      7. 35.Interpretation of Part III

  5. Part IV (Arts. 36‐45) rep. with saving by 1997 NI...

  6. PART V FINANCING SCHOOLS

    1. Financing of controlled and maintained schools

      1. Arts. 46‐59 rep. by 2003 NI 12

    2. Financing of voluntary grammar schools

      1. 60.Grants to voluntary grammar schools

      2. 61.Financial statements in respect of voluntary grammar schools

      3. Arts. 62‐63 rep. by 2003 NI 12

  7. PART VI INTEGRATED EDUCATION

    1. CHAPTER I GENERAL FUNCTIONS OF DEPARTMENT AND BOARDS

      1. 64.General functions of Department and boards in relation to integrated education

    2. CHAPTER II GRANT‐MAINTAINED INTEGRATED SCHOOLS

      1. Duty of Department to maintain grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 65.Duty of Department to maintain grant-maintained integrated schools

      2. Management of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 66.Management of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        2. 67.Powers of Board of Governors

      3. Procedure for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status

        1. 68.Schools eligible for grant‐maintained integrated status

        2. 69.Initiation of procedure for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status by existing school

        3. 70.Ballot of parents

        4. 71.Proposals for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status

        5. 72.Incorporation of Board of Governors

        6. 73.Effect of pending procedure for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status

      4. Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for grant‐maintained integrated status

        1. 74.Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for grant‐maintained integrated status

      5. Transfer of property and staff

        1. 75.Transfer of property, etc. to Board of Governors of grant‐maintained integrated school

        2. 76.Transfer of staff to grant‐maintained integrated school

      6. Financing of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 77.Maintenance grants and capital grants

        2. 78.Financial statements

      7. Making of significant change to grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 79.Significant changes to grant‐maintained integrated schools

      8. Discontinuance of grant‐maintained integrated schools

        1. 80.Discontinuance by Board of Governors

        2. 81.Withdrawal of grant by Department

      9. Winding up and disposal of property

        1. 82.Winding up

        2. 83.Transfer of school property

        3. 84.Vesting of surplus assets

      10. Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 85.Provision of benefits and services for pupils by boards

        2. 86.Variation of instrument of government relating to grant‐maintained integrated school

        3. 87.Interpretation (grant‐maintained integrated schools)

    3. CHAPTER III CONTROLLED INTEGRATED SCHOOLS

      1. Management of controlled integrated schools

        1. 88.Management of controlled integrated schools

        2. 89.Constitution of Board of Governors for controlled integrated schools

      2. Procedure for acquisition of controlled integrated status

        1. 90.Schools eligible for controlled integrated status

        2. 91.Initiation of procedure for acquisition of controlled integrated status

        3. 92.Proposals for acquisition of controlled integrated status

        4. 93.Effect of pending procedure for acquisition of controlled integrated status

      3. Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for controlled integrated status

        1. 94.Proposals for alteration, etc. of schools eligible for controlled integrated status

      4. Transfer of property and staff

        1. 95.Transfer of property of voluntary school acquiring controlled integrated status

        2. 96.Transfer of staff

      5. Significant changes to controlled integrated schools

        1. 97.Significant changes to controlled integrated schools

      6. Miscellaneous and supplementary

        1. 98.Variation of instrument of government relating to controlled integrated school

        2. 99.Interpretation (controlled integrated schools)

  8. Part VII (Arts. 100‐120) rep. by 1997 NI 15

  9. PART VIII SCHOOLS—GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. CHAPTER I MANAGEMENT OF GRANT‐AIDED SCHOOLS

      1. 121.Appointment of parent governors

      2. 122.Co‐option of persons to Board of Governors of grant‐aided school

      3. 123.Schemes of management

      4. Art. 124 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      5. 125.Annual report of Board of Governors

      6. 126.Annual parents' meeting

    2. CHAPTER II CHARGES IN GRANT‐AIDED SCHOOLS

      1. 127.Application of Articles 128 to 131

      2. 128.Prohibition of charges, etc., in certain grant‐aided schools

      3. 129.Provision for cases where education is provided partly during and partly outside school hours

      4. 130.Permitted charges

      5. 131.Charges and remissions policies

      6. 132.Capital charges in voluntary grammar schools to which Articles 128 to 131 apply where agreement under paragraph 1(1)(b) of Schedule 6 to the principal Order is, or has been, in force

      7. 132A.Capital charges in voluntary grammar schools to which Articles 128 to 131 apply where agreement is in force under paragraph 1(1)(a) of Schedule 6 to the principal Order

      8. 133.Charges in voluntary grammar schools to which Articles 128 to 131 do not apply

      9. 134.Charges in respect of excepted pupils

      10. 135.Charges for board and lodging at boarding schools

      11. 136.Obligation to enter pupils for approved public examinations

      12. 136A.Recovery of wasted examination fees

      13. 137.General and supplementary provisions relating to charges

      14. 138.Interpretation of Chapter II

    3. CHAPTER III COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL PREMISES

      1. 139.Community schools

      2. 140.Community use of school premises

  10. PART IX THE COUNCIL FOR CATHOLIC MAINTAINED SCHOOLS

    1. 141.The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools

    2. 142.Functions of the Council

    3. 143.Employment of teachers by the Council

    4. 144.Transfer of teachers to employment of Council

    5. 145.Functions of the Council in relation to development proposals

    6. 146.Miscellaneous functions of the Council under the principal Order

  11. PART X MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. Training

      1. Art. 147 rep. by 1997 NI 15

      2. 148.Information and training for Boards of Governors, governing bodies, etc.

      3. 149.Programmes of training by boards

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 150.Procedures for carrying out by certain bodies of their activities

      2. 151.Review of performance of teachers

      3. 152.Educational projects by Department

      4. 153.Appointment of teachers by the Authority

    3. Miscellaneous amendments to the principal Order

      1. Art. 154 rep. by 1993 NI 12

      2. Art. 155 rep. by 1996 NI 1

      3. 156.Compulsory school age

      4. Art. 157 rep. by 1998 NI 13

      5. 158.Power of Department to give directions

      6. 159.Grants for provision of educational or library services, etc.

      7. 160.Filling of certain casual vacancies in boards

      8. Art. 161 rep. by 2003 NI 12

    4. Supplementary

      1. 162.Temporary exclusion of section 5 of Data Protection Act 1984

      2. 163.Stamp duty

      3. 164.Regulations and orders

      4. 165.Transitional provisions

      5. Art. 166—Amendments

      6. Art. 167—Repeals

  12. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      COMPULSORY CONTRIBUTORY SUBJECTS

    3. Schedule 3 rep. by 1998 NI 13

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Application of this Schedule (1) (1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to a...

      1. Application of this Schedule

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 1.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), this Schedule applies to a school at any time when...

      2. Determination of staff complement

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 2.Every school to which this Schedule for the time being applies shall have a complement...

      3. Discipline

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 3.(1) The regulation of conduct and discipline in relation to the staff of any school...

      4. Suspension

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 4.(1) In the case of any school to which this Schedule for the time being...

      5. Dismissal, etc.

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 5.(1) Where the Board of Governors of any school to which this Schedule for the...

        3. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        4. 6.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), the employing authority shall not dismiss a person employed by...

      6. Payments in respect of dismissals, resignations, etc.

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 7.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), it shall be for the Board of Governors of any...

      7. School meals staff

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 8.Nothing in paragraphs 2 to 7 shall apply in relation to a person employed to...

      8. Application of employment law

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 9.(1) The Department may by order make such modifications in any statutory provision relating to...

      9. Interpretation

        1. This div-1 has a number but no title; creating a P1group with an empty Title

        2. 10.(1) In this Schedule “employing authority” means— (a) in relation to teachers and other staff...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      MEMBERSHIP OF BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF GRANT‐MAINTAINED INTEGRATED SCHOOLS

      1. 1.The Board of Governors of a grant‐maintained integrated school shall consist of— (a) either 16...

      2. 2.(1) Of the voting members of the Board of Governors of a grant‐maintained integrated school—...

      3. 3.The Department may make such provision as it thinks fit for filling vacancies for foundation...

      4. 4.The Board of Governors shall, with the approval of the Department, make arrangements for the...

      5. 5.Subject to any transitional provision made by an order under paragraph 1 of Schedule 6,...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      TRANSITION TO GRANT‐MAINTAINED INTEGRATED STATUS

      1. 1.(1) Where the Department approves a proposal for acquisition of grant‐maintained integrated status in respect...

      2. 2.The provision that may be made by an order under paragraph 1 includes in particular...

      3. 3.(1) The Department may make grants to the new Board of Governors in respect of...

      4. 4.(1) On and after the incorporation date in relation to a grant‐maintained integrated school any...

      5. 5.(1) The first scheme of management for a grant‐maintained integrated school shall be framed not...

      6. 6.Except as provided in an order under paragraph 1, the new Board of Governors shall...

    7. Schedule 7 rep. by 1997 NI 15

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      THE COUNCIL FOR CATHOLIC MAINTAINED SCHOOLS

      1. Constitution

        1. 1.The Council shall be a body corporate to which, subject to the following provisions of...

        2. 2.(1) The Council shall consist of— (a) the Archbishop of Armagh or a person nominated...

      2. Diocesan education committees

        1. 3.(1) There shall be established a committee of the Council, to be known as a...

      3. Other committees of the Council

        1. 4.The Council may appoint such other committees as it considers necessary and may authorise any...

      4. Terms of appointment

        1. 5.(1) . . . the members of the Council shall be appointed in the year...

      5. Resignation and disqualification

        1. 6.A member of the Council may resign therefrom by giving notice in writing to the...

        2. 7.(1) A person shall be disqualified for being a member of the Council if— (a)...

      6. Procedure

        1. 8.(1) The proceedings of the Council shall not be invalidated by any vacancy among its...

        2. 9.(1) Without prejudice to section 19(1)(a)(v) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 , the...

        3. 10.The common seal of the Council shall, when applied to a document, be attested by...

      7. Staff

        1. 11.(1) The right of the Council under section 19(1)(a)(vi) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland)...

        2. 12.(1) Subject to sub‐paragraph (2), this paragraph applies to any person employed immediately before the...

      8. Allowances

        1. 13.The Council may pay to any member of the Council or a committee or sub‐committee...

      9. Financial arrangements

        1. 14.(1) The Council shall, at such times, in such form and in respect of such...

        2. 15.(1) The Department may pay to the Council in respect of approved expenditure— (a) incurred...

        3. 16.(1) Where any premises in respect of which the Department has paid a grant under...

        4. 17.(1) The Council shall— (a) keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to the...

      10. Transfer of assets and liabilities of Interim Council

        1. 18.On the appointed day all the assets and liabilities of the body referred to in...

      11. Interpretation

        1. 19.References in this Schedule to an Archbishop or a Bishop are to a Roman Catholic...

    9. Schedule 9—Amendments

    10. Schedule 10—Repeals

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