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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Manner, and timing, of assessments, etc.

3.—(1) Regulations may make provision—

(a)as to the manner in which assessments are to be conducted,

(b)requiring the board, where, after conducting an assessment in respect of a child for whom a statement is maintained under Article 16, it determines not to amend the statement, to serve on the parent of the child notice giving the prescribed information, and

(c)in connection with such other matters relating to the making of assessments as the Department considers appropriate.

(2) Sub-paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a determination made following the service of notice under paragraph 10 of Schedule 2 of a proposal to amend the statement.

(3) Regulations may provide that, where a board is under a duty to make an assessment, the duty must, subject to prescribed exceptions, be performed within the prescribed period.

(4) Such provision shall not relieve the board of the duty to make an assessment which has not been performed within that period.

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