Education Act 1998

Composition and appointment.

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40. (1) The composition of the Council shall be determined by order, made by the Minister following consultation with patrons, national associations of parents, recognised school management organisations, recognised trade unions and staff associations representing teachers and with such other persons or bodies of persons as the Minister considers appropriate.

(2) In determining the composition of the Council, the Minister shall ensure that, as far as is practicable, the membership of the Council—

( a) is representative of bodies and persons involved in the education system at early childhood and primary and post-primary levels, in particular national associations of parents, recognised school management organisations and recognised trade unions and staff associations representing teachers, and

( b) includes other persons who—

(i) have experience or skills, including experience of and skills in business and industry, which in the opinion of the Minister are relevant to the work of the Council and would complement the experience and skills of the persons appointed in accordance with paragraph (a),

(ii) have a special interest in, or experience of, the education of students with a disability or other special educational needs, or

(iii) are representative of Irish language organisations,

as the Minister considers appropriate.

(3) The Minister may, by order, amend or revoke an order made under this section, including an order made under this subsection.

(4) The members of the Council shall be appointed by the Minister in accordance with regulations drawn up by the Minister following consultation with patrons, national associations of parents, recognised school management organisations, recognised trade unions and staff associations representing teachers and with such other persons or bodies of persons as the Minister considers appropriate.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

E20

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.03.2009) by Education Act 1998 (Composition of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 131 of 2009).

E21

Power pursuant to subs. (4) exercised (6.06.2001) by Education Act, 1998 (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) (Appointment of Members) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 245 of 2001).

E22

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (1) exercised (9.01.2003) by Education Act 1998 (Composition of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 45 of 2003); revoked (24.03.2009) by Education Act 1998 (Composition of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2009 (S.I. No. 131 of 2009), reg. 3.

E23

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to subs. (1) exercised (6.06.2001) by Education Act, 1998 (Composition of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 247 of 2001); revoked (9.01.2003) by Education Act 1998 (Composition of National Council for Curriculum and Assessment) Order 2003 (S.I. No. 45 of 2003), reg. 3.