Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1998/1759/contents

Introductory Text

PART I INTRODUCTORY

1.Title and commencement
2.Interpretation

PART II DISCIPLINE

3.Responsibility of Board of Governors and principal for discipline
4.Power of member of staff to restrain pupils
5.Detention of pupil outside school hours
6.Duty of board to prepare plan relating to children with behavioural difficulties

PART III ASSESSMENT AND PUPILS' PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER I BASELINE ASSESSMENTS

7.Introductory
8.Assessment of pupils in accordance with baseline assessment arrangements
9.Baseline assessment arrangements

CHAPTER II ASSESSMENT ARRANGEMENTS AND PUPILS' PERFORMANCE

Assessment arrangements
10.Assessment arrangements

Pupils' performance

11.School performance targets
12.Provision of information on individual performance of pupils

PART IV PERFORMANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF SCHOOLS

13.School development plans
14.Appointment of additional governors for school not providing acceptable standard of education
15.Contents of annual report
16.Limits on class sizes in foundation stage and key stage 1

PART V PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

CHAPTER I PROVISION OF PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION

17.Plans for pre-school education
18.Grants in respect of pre-school education
19.Inspection of pre-school education
20.Nursery schools to be eligible for grant maintained integrated and controlled integrated status
21.Information as to funded pre-school education provided otherwise than in a grant-aided school

CHAPTER II ADMISSION TO PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION AT GRANT-AIDED SCHOOLS

Introductory

22.Application and interpretation of this Chapter
23.Arrangements for admission to pre-school education at grant-aided schools

Admission to full-time pre-school education

24.Duties of Board of Governors in relation to admission to full-time pre-school education
25.Determination of full-time enrolment number for a school
26.Admission decisions in relation to full-time pre-school education
27.Appeals against certain admission decisions under Article 26

Admission to part-time pre-school education

28.Duties of Board of Governors in relation to admission to part-time pre-school education
29.Determination of part-time enrolment number for a school
30.Admission decisions in relation to part-time pre-school education
31.Appeals against certain admission decisions under Article 30

General

32.Admission criteria
33.Information as to schools and admission arrangements

PART VI TEACHERS

CHAPTER I THE GENERAL TEACHING COUNCIL FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

34.The General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland
35.Registration of teachers
36.Regulations as to registration
37.Advisory functions of the Council
38.Additional and ancillary functions
39.Deduction of fees from salary of teachers
40.Supply of information relating to teachers
41.Interpretation of this Chapter

CHAPTER II EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS

42.Eligibility for employment as principal of grant-aided school
43.Appointment of teachers

PART VII FINANCING OF SCHOOLS

CHAPTER I FINANCING OF SCHOOLS BY BOARDS

Schemes for financing schools

Arts. 44 - 54 rep. by 2003 NI 12
55.Suspension of financial delegation for mismanagement, etc.
56.Review of suspension
57.Appeal against suspension or refusal to revoke it
58.Financial delegation: staff

Financing by boards of special schools

59.Application of the common funding scheme to special schools
60.Duty on board to make a sum of money available to Board of Governors of special school not covered by a scheme

Financing by boards of voluntary grammar and grant-maintained integrated schools

61.Maintenance and other grants to voluntary grammar schools
62.Withdrawal of maintenance grants from voluntary grammar school
63.Maintenance and other grants to grant-maintained integrated schools
64.Withdrawal of maintenance grants from grant-maintained integrated school

Information

Arts. 65 and 66 rep. by 2003 NI 12
67.Financial statements in respect of special schools not covered by statements under Article 7 of the 2003 Order
67A.Interpretation of this Chapter

CHAPTER II FINANCING OF SCHOOLS BY DEPARTMENT

68.Building and equipment grants for voluntary schools
69.Capital and special purpose grants for grant-maintained integrated schools

CHAPTER III MISCELLANEOUS FINANCIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SCHOOLS

70.Duties of boards in relation to maintained schools
71.Payment of salaries, etc of teachers
72.Charges for educational facilities and services

PART VIII THE NORTHERN IRELAND COUNCIL FOR THE CURRICULUM, EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENT

73.The Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment
74.Duty of the Council to conduct examinations and assessments
75.Functions of the Council in relation to accreditation and approval of certain external qualifications
76.Other functions of the Council in relation to the curriculum, examinations and assessment
77.Consultation by the Council
78.Ancillary functions of the Council
79.Discharge by the Council of its functions
80.Work programmes

PART IX MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTARY

Miscellaneous

81.Approval of courses leading to external qualifications
82.Work experience for school children
83.Provision of secondary education for pupils in key stage 4 by institutions of further education
84.Recovery of wasted examination fees
85.Statement of special educational needs
86.Exceptional provision of education
87.Pupil referral units
88.Power of boards to enter contracts for provision of assets or services
89.Irish-medium education

Supplementary

90.Regulations and orders
91.Amendments, repeals and savings

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
THE GENERAL TEACHING COUNCIL FOR NORTHERN IRELAND

Constitution
1.(1) The Council shall be constituted in accordance with regulations....

Status
2.(1) The Council shall not be regarded as the servant...

Powers
3.(1) The Council may do anything which is calculated to...

Staff
4.The right of the Council under section 19(1)(a)(vi) of the...

The registrar
5.(1) The Council shall have a chief officer (known as...

Assessors
6.(1) The Department may appoint two assessors to the Council...

Delegation of functions
7.(1) The Council may authorise the chairman, the registrar or...

Allowances to members
8.The Council may pay to any member of the Council...

Procedure
9.(1) The proceedings of the Council shall not be invalidated...

Application of seal and proof of instruments
10.(1) The application of the seal of the Council shall...

Finance
11.The Department may make grants to the Council of such...

Accounts and audit
12.(1) The Council shall keep, in such form as the...

Annual report
13.(1) The Council shall, within such time after the end...

SCHEDULE 2
PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE STAFF OF CONTROLLED AND MAINTAINED SCHOOLS WITH DELEGATED BUDGETS

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

Determination of staff complement
2.Every school to which this Schedule for the time being...

Discipline
3.(1) The regulation of conduct and discipline in relation to...

Suspension
4.(1) In the case of any school to which this...

Dismissal, etc.

5.(1) Where the Board of Governors of any school to...
6.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), the employing authority shall not...

Payments in respect of dismissals, resignations, etc.
7.(1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), it shall be for the...

School meals staff
8.Nothing in paragraphs 2 to 7 shall apply in relation...

Application of employment law
9.(1) The Department may by order make such modifications in...

Interpretation
10.(1) In this Schedule “employing authority” means—

SCHEDULE 3
THE NORTHERN IRELAND COUNCIL FOR THE CURRICULUM, EXAMINATIONS AND ASSESSMENT

Constitution and status

1.(1) The Council shall be a body corporate to which,...
2.(1) The Council shall consist of a chairman and not...

Qualifications of members and tenure of office
3.(1) A person shall hold and vacate office as a...

Committees
4.(1) The Council shall appoint a Finance Committee.

Procedure

5.The proceedings of the Council or of any committee or...
6.Without prejudice to section 19(1)(a)(v) of the Interpretation Act (Northern...
7.The application of the seal of the Council shall be...
8.The power of the Council under section 19(1)(a)(iv) of the...

Staff
9.(1) The right of the Council under section 19(1)(a)(vi) of...

Allowances
10.The Council may pay to any member of the Council...

Power to form bodies corporate
11.The Council may, in the exercise of any of its...

Finance
12.(1) The Department may pay to the Council grants equal...

Accounts and audit
13.(1) The Council shall keep, in such form as the...

SCHEDULE 4
CERTIFIED CONTRACTS OF A BOARD

Certified contracts assumed to be intra vires
1.(1) Where a board has entered into a contract, the...

The certification requirements
2.(1) In this Schedule “the certification requirements”, in relation to...

Special provision for judicial review
3.(1) Paragraph 1(1) does not apply for the purposes of...

Relevant discharge terms
4.(1) No determination or order made in relation to a...

Absence of relevant discharge terms
5.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) the result of a...
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