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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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The Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (N.I. 20)

In Article 31(4) for “all grant-aided schools” substitute “every grant-aided school appearing to it to be affected”.

In Article 33(1) at the end of sub-paragraph (a) add


(v)Article 46A of the principal Order;.

After Article 33(1) insert—

(2) For the purposes of any complaint under paragraph (1)(a)(v), a board or Board of Governors shall not be taken to have acted or to be proposing to act unreasonably if it has complied, or is proposing to comply, with the guidance issued under Article 46A(6) (in the case of a Board of Governors) or (7) (in the case of a board) of the principal Order..

In Articles 39(2) and 41(2) for the words “or in compliance with a school attendance order” substitute “, a direction under Article 42 of the Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996 or a school attendance order”.

In Articles 39(4)(a) and 40(3)(a) for “regulations” substitute “directions”.

In Articles 73(3) and 93(3) for sub-paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute “on receipt by the relevant board, in the case of a controlled school, or the trustees of the school, in the case of a voluntary school, of notice under Article 69(4)(b)”.

In Articles 73(4) and 93(4) for the words from the beginning to the word “relates” in sub-paragraph (b)(i) substitute—

(4) For those purposes, that procedure, as initiated on any occasion, is to be regarded as terminated if—

(i)the result of the ballot to which the notice under Article 69(4)(b) relates.

In Articles 73(5) and 93(5) for “heads (i) and (ii) of paragraph (4)(b)” substitute “paragraph (4)”.

In Article 87(1)(a)(ii) for “such a proposal has been submitted under Article 71(1),” substitute “a proposal has been submitted under Article 71(1) or (2)”.

In Article 99(1)(a)(ii) for “such a proposal has been submitted under Article 92(1)” substitute “a proposal has been submitted under Article 92(1) or (2)”.

In Article 122(3)(c) for “6 or 8” substitute “or 6”.

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