The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

Link to law: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisi/1996/274/contents

Introductory Text

PART I INTRODUCTORY

1.Title and commencement
2.Interpretation

PART II CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Introductory
3.Meaning of “special educational needs” and “special educational provision” etc.

Code of practice

4.Code of practice
5.Making and amendment of code

Special educational provision: general

6.Review of arrangements
7.Duty to educate children with special educational needs in ordinary schools
7A.Education otherwise than in ordinary schools
8.Duties in relation to pupils with special educational needs in ordinary schools
8A.Duty to inform parent where special educational provision made
9.Determination by Boards of Governors of policy in relation to provision of education for children with special educational needs

Special educational provision otherwise than in a grant-aided school

10.Special educational provision otherwise than in a grant-aided school
11.Special educational provision in institutions outside Northern Ireland
12.Special educational provision in institutions in Northern Ireland other than grant-aided schools

Identification and assessment of children with special educational needs

13.General duty of board towards children for whom it is responsible
14.Duties of health and social services boards and health and social services trusts
15.Assessment of educational needs
16.Statement of special educational needs
17.Appeal against decision not to make statement
18.Appeal against contents of statement
18A.Unopposed appeals
19.Reviews of statements
20.Assessment of educational needs at request of child's parent
20A.Review or assessment of educational needs at request of responsible body
21.Assessment of educational needs of children under two

General duties of boards

21A.Advice and information for parents
21B.Resolution of disputes

Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Northern Ireland

22.Constitution of Tribunal
23.Tribunal procedure
23A.Compliance with orders
24.Appeals from Tribunal

Special schools and other institutions

25.Religious education in special schools
26.Approval of institutions in Northern Ireland other than grant-aided schools

School attendance orders
27.School attendance orders

Supplementary
28.Regulations and orders

PART III MISCELLANEOUS

29.Withdrawal of school from maintained status
30.Independent schools
31.Date of commencement of secondary education
Art. 32 rep. by 2003 NI 12
33.School inspections
34.Key stages
35.Compulsory contributory subjects in key stage 4
36.Initiation of procedure for acquisition by school of grant-maintained integrated or controlled integrated status
37.Proposals for acquisition of grant-maintained integrated status
Art. 38 rep. by 1997 NI 15
39.Powers of trustees of voluntary schools in relation to proceeds of disposal of school premises
40.Incorporation of Boards of Governors
Art. 41 rep. by 1997 NI 15
42.Direction to admit child to specified school

PART IV AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS

Article 43—Amendments
Article 44—Repeals

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1
MAKING OF ASSESSMENTS UNDER ARTICLE 15

Introductory
1.In this Schedule, “assessment” means an assessment of a child's...

Medical and other advice
2.(1) Regulations shall make provision as to the advice which...

Manner, and timing, of assessments, etc.
3.(1) Regulations may make provision— (a) as to the manner...

Attendance at examinations
4.(1) Where a board is considering whether to make an...

Offence
5.(1) Any parent who fails without reasonable excuse to comply...

SCHEDULE 2
MAKING AND MAINTENANCE OF STATEMENTS UNDER ARTICLE 16

Introductory
1.In this Schedule— “amendment notice” has the meaning given in...

Copy of proposed statement
2.(1) Before making a statement, a board shall serve on...

Amendments to a statement
3.(1) A board shall not amend a statement except—

Provision of additional information
4.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies when a board serves on a...

Preference as to school
5.(1) Every board shall make arrangements for enabling a parent—...

Consultation on specifying name of school in statement
6.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies if a board is considering—

Representations
7.(1) A parent on whom a copy of a proposed...

Making the statement
8.(1) Where representations are made to a board under paragraph...

Service of statement
9.(1) Where a board makes or amends a statement it...

Keeping, disclosure and transfer of statements
10.(1) Regulations may make provision as to the keeping and...

Change of named school
11.(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies where— (a) the parent of a...

Procedure for ceasing to maintain a statement

12.(1) A board may not cease to maintain a statement...
13.(1) A board may cease to maintain a statement only...

Schedule 3—Amendments

SCHEDULE 4
INCORPORATION OF BOARDS OF GOVERNORS

Contracts of employment
1.Where Article 40 effects a transfer of rights and liabilities...

Dissolution of Board of Governors
2.(1) A Board of Governors incorporated under Article 40 is...

Directions as to transfer of property, rights and liabilities of dissolved Board of Governors
3.(1) Where it appears to the Department that a Board...

Division of property, rights and liabilities of Board of Governors of group of schools
4.(1) This paragraph applies where— (a) a Board of Governors...

Data protection
5.(1) Where personal data are transferred under Article 40(3) to...

Schedule5—Amendments

Schedule 6—Repeals
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