Notice of Amendments tabled on 15 October 2014 for Consideration Stage

New Clause

After clause 3 insert -

‘Grants to sectoral bodies

Grants to sectoral bodies

3A. The Department may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, pay grants to any body which is recognised by the Department as representing the interests of grant-aided schools of a particular description.’

Minister of Education

Schedule 1, Page 3, Line 19

Leave out ‘11’ and insert ‘15’

Mr Seán Rogers
Mr Dominic Bradley

Schedule 1, Page 3, Line 30

At end insert -

‘(iv) 2 shall be persons appearing to the Department to represent the interests of voluntary grammar schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(v) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of Irish-medium schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests; and

(vi) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of integrated schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests.’

Mr Seán Rogers
Mr Dominic Bradley

Clause 2, Page 1, Line 11

At end insert -

‘(3A) It shall be a duty of the Authority, when exercising its functions to encourage, facilitate and promote integrated education.’

Mr Trevor Lunn
Mr Chris Lyttle
Ms Anna Lo

Clause 2, Page 1, Line 11

At end insert -

‘(3B) It shall be a duty of the Authority, when exercising its functions to encourage, facilitate and promote Irish-medium education.’

Mr Trevor Lunn
Mr Chris Lyttle
Ms Anna Lo

Schedule 1, Page 3, Line 17

Leave out ‘8’ and insert ‘10’

Mr Trevor Lunn
Mr Chris Lyttle
Ms Anna Lo

Schedule 1, Page 3

Leave out (c) and insert -

‘(c) 11 persons appointed by the Department (“appointed members”) of whom

(i) 3 shall be persons appearing to the Department to represent the interests of transferors of controlled schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(ii) 2 shall be persons appearing to the Department to represent the interests of trustees of maintained schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(iii) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of integrated schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(iv) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of Irish-medium schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(v) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of grammar schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests; and

(vi) 3 shall be persons appearing to the Department, so far as practicable, to be representative of the community in Northern Ireland.’

Mr Trevor Lunn
Mr Chris Lyttle
Ms Anna Lo

Schedule 1, Page 3, Line 19

Leave out (c) and insert -

‘(c) 13 persons appointed by the Department (“appointed members”) of whom

(i) 4 shall be persons appearing to the Department to represent the interests of transferors of controlled schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(ii) 3 shall be persons appearing to the Department to represent the interests of trustees of maintained schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(iii) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of integrated schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests;

(iv) 1 shall be a person appearing to the Department to represent the interests of Irish-medium schools, appointed after consultation with persons or bodies appearing to the Department to represent such interests; and

(v) 4 shall be persons appearing to the Department, so far as practicable, to be representative of the community in Northern Ireland.’

Mr Chris Hazzard
Mr Pat Sheehan
Ms Maeve McLaughlin

New Clause

After clause 3 insert -

‘Funding of Sectoral Bodies

3B. The Department may, subject to such conditions as it thinks fit, pay grants to any body which is recognised by the Department as representing the interests of controlled schools, or any body which is recognised by the Department as representing grant-aided schools of any other particular description’

Miss Michelle McIlveen
Mr Nelson McCausland

Schedule 1, Page 6, Line 9

Leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (5) and insert -

‘(2) An interim chief executive of the Authority shall be appointed by the Department.

(3) Within one year of the date of the first meeting of the Authority, the Authority shall commence a process to appoint a permanent chief executive.

(4) Every subsequent chief executive shall be appointed by the Authority.

(5) The Authority shall not appoint a person as chief executive unless the Department approves the appointment.

(6) A person shall, so long as that person is, and for 12 months after ceasing to be, a member of the Authority, be disqualified for being an officer of the Authority.’

Miss Michelle McIlveen
Mr Nelson McCausland

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