AQW 11194/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
Democratic Unionist Party
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 02/05/2012
Answered On Date: 09/05/2012
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Education how, under present legislation, a shared management school of schools between sectors could be established.

A school under shared management could be established by means of a development proposal under Article 14 of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986. The management type of the school would be ‘voluntary’. At present there are voluntary schools within a number of sectors, including Catholic schools, Irish-medium schools, and a small number of schools owned by the Church of Ireland.
A new school could be jointly owned by the churches and other persons or bodies. The school would be managed by a board of governors that would include persons nominated by the school owners.