As we continue to plan and manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Authority has introduced a number of initial, short term, important measures with immediate effect. These measures are in line with the recent government guidance and will ensure that we can continue to deliver essential education and support services as well as ensuring the health and safety of all of our staff.
Parents and Schools should keep up to date with the advice issued by the PHA which is regularly updated on their website.
Interim Strategic Plan
The Education Authority (EA) has published its first Strategic Plan, which sets out the organisation’s vision to ‘inspire, support and challenge all children and young people to be the best that they can be’.
About Education Authority
EA is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.
We help with all aspects of your child's journey through education from admission to pre-school, getting transport to school, changing schools, to moving through primary and post-primary. We are also here to help with newcomer issues, special educational needs and provide support whenever you or your child needs it.
Highlights on EA
Joint Statement from Management Side of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee and the Northern Ireland Teaching Council (NITC)
At a meeting of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee (TNC) this morning (Wednesday 8th April), and following receipt of the appropriate approvals from the Department of Education and the Department of Finance, Management Side submitted a formal offer to the NITC to resolve the long running industrial dispute of teachers’ pay and workload.
Our office buildings are currently closed to visitors unless by prior appointment only.
Please confirm any future appointments in advance.
Thursday, 19 March 2020
The Department of Education has confirmed that schools, pre-schools and statutory nurseries will close at the end of the day on Friday 20th March for all pupils and children.