464 Religious instruction: appointments to special positions relating to character of State integrated school

Subject to the provisions of this section, where religious instruction forms part of the special character of a State integrated school,—

(a)

if provided for by the integration agreement, an advertisement for the position of principal of that school must state that a willingness and an ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to that school is a condition of appointment:

(b)

if provided for by the integration agreement, the board of that school must—

(i)

designate a position at that school as director of religious studies; and

(ii)

state in any advertisement for that position that a willingness and an ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to that school is a condition of appointment (a director of religious studies must be a member of the normal staffing entitlement of the school, as established by regulations made under this Act; and

(iii)

carry out the teaching duties, if any, that may be provided for in the integration agreement):

(c)

the board must—

(i)

designate any other proportion of teaching positions in that school that may be provided for in the integration agreement as positions of importance carrying a responsibility for religious instruction; and

(ii)

state in advertisements for the positions that a willingness and an ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to that school is a condition of appointment:

(d)

the board must state in any advertisement for a position at that school that a willingness and an ability to take part in religious instruction appropriate to that school is a condition of appointment if—

(i)

that school is a primary school; and

(ii)

the person holding the position of deputy principal of that school or a position of assistant principal at that school has responsibility for supervising the junior classes at that school; and

(iii)

it is provided for by the terms of the integration agreement of that school.

Compare: 1975 No 129 s 65(1)

Section 464: inserted, on 19 May 2017, by section 155 of the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 (2017 No 20).