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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Publication and distribution of information with respect to institutions of further education

38.  In Article 105 of the 1989 Order (publication of information with respect to institutions of further education)—

(a)in paragraph (6)(a) for head (ii) there shall be substituted—

(ii)the educational achievements of students on entry to the institution and the educational achievements of students while at the institution (including in each case the results of examinations, tests and other assessments of those students);

(iii)the resources of the institution (including the sums put at the disposal of its governing body under Article 109(2) of the 1989 Order) and the effectiveness of the use made of such resources; and

(iv)the careers of students of the institution after completing any course or leaving the institution; and;

(b)after paragraph (6) there shall be inserted—

(6A) For the purposes of paragraph (6)(a)(iv), a person' s career includes any education, training, employment or occupation; and the regulations may in particular require the published information to show—

(a)the numbers of students not undertaking any career, and

(b)the persons providing students with education, training or employment.;

(c)after paragraph (7) there shall be added—

(8) The published information shall not name any student to whom it relates.

(9) The Department may by regulations require the Board of Governors of any secondary school to provide such persons as may be prescribed with such categories of information falling within paragraph (10) as may be prescribed.

(10) Information falls within this paragraph if it is—

(a)published under paragraph (6)(a); and

(b)made available to Boards of Governors for distribution.

(11) Information provided under paragraph (9) shall be provided in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed..

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