Education Act 1989

  • repealed
  • Education Act 1989: repealed, on 1 August 2020, by section 669(3)(b) of the Education and Training Act 2020 (2020 No 38).
5 Board’s objectives in governing school


A board’s primary objective in governing the school is to ensure that every student at the school is able to attain his or her highest possible standard in educational achievement.


To meet the primary objective, the board must—


ensure that the school—


is a physically and emotionally safe place for all students and staff; and


is inclusive of and caters for students with differing needs; and


have particular regard to any statement of National Education and Learning Priorities issued under section 1A; and


comply with its obligations under sections 60A (in relation to curriculum statements and national performance measures), 61 (in relation to teaching and learning programmes), and 62 (in relation to monitoring of student performance); and


if the school is a member of a community of learning that has a community of learning agreement under section 72, comply with its obligations under that agreement as a member of that community; and


comply with all of its other obligations under this or any other Act.