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Education (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

This is an Act of the Northern Ireland Parliament (not the UK Parliament in Westminster). It is chapter 18 for the year 1966.

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Education (Amendment) Act
(Northern Ireland) 1966

[1966. Ch. 18]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1. College of further education.

2. Exchequer contribution to redundancy payments made to teachers by managers of voluntary schools.

3. Amendment of s. 19 of 1947 Act as to qualification of teachers.

4. Amendment of s. 42 of 1947 Act as to contributions to cost of medical inspection and treatment of pupils.

5. Amendment of s. 45 of 1947 Act as to pupils' clothing.

6. Extension of s. 51 of 1947 Act to schools and grant-aided institutions.

7. School leaving dates.

8. Retrospective effect of certain regulations under s. 104 of 1947 Act.

9. Amendment of references to schools or institutions within the area of a local education authority.

10. Expenses.

11. Cesser of certain enactments.

12. Short title, interpretation, repeals etc

SCHEDULE - ENACTMENTS REPEALED

PART I - Enactments which are unnecessary or spent.

PART II - Other enactments.


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14 & 15 Eliz. 2

1966. Chapter 18

An Act to make provision for payments to a local education authority in respect of a college of further education, and to the managers of voluntary schools in respect of redundancy payments made by them; to amend the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 1947 as to the appointment of teachers in certain county primary and intermediate schools, the making of contributions to the cost of the medical inspection and treatment of certain pupils, the provision of clothing for pupils, safety-measures in relation to pupils, and school leaving dates; to alter references to the areas of local education authorities in relation to the management of certain schools and institutions and for purposes connected with those matters.

[21st June,1966]

BE it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, and the Senate and the House of Commons of Northern Ireland in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

College of further education.

1. The following section shall be inserted after section 39 of the Act of 1947 -

Grant towards expenditure incurred in providing regional college of further education.

39A.-(1) Where the Ministry with the approval of the Ministry of Finance makes a request in that behalf, a local education authority may establish and maintain a college of further education for the purpose of satisfying the requirements of their area and of any other education areas in Northern Ireland.


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(2) The Ministry may pay to a local education authority an amount equal to the expenditure which the authority, with the approval of the Ministry, incur in establishing any college of further education in pursuance of a request made to them under subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Where the Ministry pays an amount under subsection (2) of this section in respect of any expenditure incurred by a local education authority, that expenditure shall be left out of account for the purposes of determining any grant to the authority under section one hundred and four of this Act."

Exchequer contribution to redundancy payments made to teachers by managers of voluntary schools. 1965, c. 19.

2.-(1) Where the managers of any school of a class referred to in subsection (2) have, under section 11 of the Contracts of Employment and Redundancy Payments Act (Northern Ireland) 1965, made a redundancy payment (as defined in that Act) to any teacher who has been employed by them, the Ministry may pay to those managers a sum equal to the appropriate percentage of the net amount of the redundancy payment made by them.

(2) The classes of schools for the purposes of subsection (1) are -

voluntary primary schools;
voluntary intermediate schools;
nursery schools under voluntary management; and
special schools under voluntary management;
the appropriate percentage for those purposes is one hundred per cent. where a school committee has been appointed for the school under section 81 of the Act of 1947, and sixty-five per cent. in any other case, and the reference in subsection (1) to the net amount of a redundancy payment is a reference to the sum paid by any managers as a redundancy payment, less the amount of any rebate (as defined in the said Act of 1965) in respect of the payment which they are entitled to under that Act.

Amendment of s. 19 of 1947 Act as to qualification of teachers.

3. In section 19 (1) of the Act of 1947 (which for the purposes of regulating appointments of teachers for certain schools requires candidates to be qualified under the regulations of the Ministry) after the words "qualified for the time being under the regulations of the Ministry" there shall be inserted the words "or as may reasonably be expected to be qualified under those regulations before the date on which the appointment would take effect".


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Amendment of s. 42 of 1947 Act as to contributions to cost of medical inspection and treatment of pupils.

4. In section 42 (8) of the Act of 1947 (which requires a health authority to pay a sum to the managers of a voluntary grammar school in respect of medical facilities afforded to each pupil in respect of whom a local education authority make a contribution to the managers) the words from "in respect of whom" to "contribution to the managers" shall cease to have effect.

Amendment of s. 45 of 1947 Act as to pupils' clothing.

5. In section 45 of the Act of 1947 (which enables local education authorities to provide pupils at certain schools with sufficient clothing for the purpose if by reason of inadequate clothing they are unable to take full advantage of the educational facilities provided) after the words "inadequacy" and "sufficiently" there shall be inserted the words "or unsuitability" and "and suitably" respectively.

Extension of s. 51 of 1947 Act to schools and grant-aided institutions.

6. In section 51 (5) of the Act of 1947 (under which local education authorities may, for the purpose of preventing accidents to children proceeding to or from grant-aided schools, carry out measures specified in a scheme made for the purpose) for the words "children" and "grant-aided school" there shall be substituted the words "pupils" and "school or grant-aided institution" respectively.

School leaving dates.

7.-(1) Subsections (2) to (4) shall have effect in relation to any person who on a date when either -

(a) he is a registered pupil at a school; or
(b) not being such a pupil, he has been a registered pupil at a school within the preceding period of twelve months;
attains an age which (but for this section) would be the upper limit of compulsory school age.

(2) If he attains the age referred to in subsection (1) on any date between the beginning of September and the end of January, he shall be deemed not to have attained the upper limit of compulsory school age until the end of the appropriate spring term.

(3) If he attains the age referred to in subsection (1) on any date between the beginning of February and the end of the appropriate summer term, he shall be deemed not to have attained the upper limit of compulsory school age until the end of that summer term.

(4) If he attains the age referred to in subsection (1) on any date between the end of the appropriate summer term and the end of August next following the end of that summer term (whether another term has then begun or not) he shall be deemed to have attained the upper limit of compulsory school age at the end of that summer term.


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(5) Subject to subsection (6), this section shall have effect for the purposes of the Act of 1947, and for the purposes of any enactment whereby the definition of compulsory school age in that Act is applied or incorporated.

(6) For the purposes of any enactment relating to family allowances or national insurance (including industrial injuries) this section shall have effect as if subsection (4) were omitted.

(7) This section shall not apply where the date referred to in subsection (1) is a date before the beginning of August 1967.

(8) In this section -

"appropriate spring term", in relation to a person, means the last term at his school which ends before the month of May next following the date on which he attains the age referred to in subsection (1);

"the appropriate summer term", in relation to a person, means the last term at his school which ends before the month of September next following that date;

and any reference to a person's school is a reference to the last school at which he is a registered pupil for a term ending before the said month of Mayor month of September (as the case may be) or for part of such a term.

Retrospective effect of certain regulations under s. 104 of 1947 Act.

8. Where any regulations under section 83 of the Act of 1947 have retrospective effect, then any regulations under section 104 of that Act may, so far as they relate to the grants payable out of money provided by Parliament in respect of the salaries and allowances of teachers whose salaries or allowances are altered by the first-mentioned regulations, be made with retrospective effect to a date not earlier than the date on which the first-mentioned regulations took effect.

Amendment of references to schools or institutions within the area of a local education authority.

9. In the following provisions of the Act of 1947 (which make provision for the management of certain schools and institutions, where those schools or institutions are within the area of the local education authority), that is to say:-

section 14 (1);
section 15 (1);
section 17 (1); and
section 40A (1);
for the words "within their education area" wherever they occur there shall be substituted the words "under their management" and in section 19 (1) of the Act of 1947 (which relates to the appointment of teachers for certain schools within the area of


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the local education authority) for the words "for the education area within which the school is situate" there shall be substituted the words "responsible for the management of the school".

Expenses.

10. Any expenses incurred by the Ministry under this Act, and any increase, attributable to the provisions of this Act, in the sums which under any other enactment are authorised or required to be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament, shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.

Cesser of certain enactments.

11. Whereas the enactments mentioned in columns 1 and 2 of Part I of the Schedule have, to the extent specified in relation thereto in column 3 of Part I of that Schedule, become unnecessary or spent:

Now, therefore, those enactments shall cease to have effect to the extent specified in the said column 3.

Short title, interpretation, repeals etc

12.-(1) This Act may be cited as the Education (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1966 and shall be construed as one with the Act of 1947, and this Act and the Education Acts (Northern Ireland) 1947 to 1963 may be cited together as the Education Acts (Northern Ireland) 1947 to 1966.

(2) In this Act, "the Act of 1947" means the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 1947 and "Ministry" means the Ministry of Education.

(3) The enactments set out in columns 1 and 2 of Part II of the Schedule are, subject to the provisions at the end of that Part, hereby repealed to the extent specified in column 3 of that Part.

SCHEDULE

Sections 11 and 12.

ENACTMENTS REPEALED

PART I

Enactments which are unnecessary or spent

Year and chapterShort titleExtent of Repeal
1947 c. 3The Education Act (Northern Ireland) 1947Section 8 (3)
Section 91 (2).


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PART II

Other enactments

Year and chapterShort titleExtent of Repeal
1947 c. 3The Education Act (Northern Ireland) 1947In section 33 (1), the words from "and a person" to "of fifteen years".
In section 42 (8), the words from "in respect of whom" to "contribution to the managers".
In section 110 (1), the words "and terminating".
Section 110 (2) (b).

The repeal of the words "and terminating" in section 110 (1) and subsection (2) (b) of that section take effect on 1st August, 1967.