The 10-year plan sets out how we will carry out our core business, achieve our priorities and contribute to key partnerships in accordance with Northern Ireland's Programme for Government.
EA's Vision - to inspire, support and challenge all our children and young people to be the best that they can be.
EA's Mission - to provide a high quality education for every child.
EA's Values - openness, respect, reflection, responsibility, excellence, equality.
- Meeting the LEARNING needs of our children and young people
- Providing EXCELLENT education support services
- Developing ALL OUR PEOPLE to carry out their jobs successfully
- Managing our RESOURCES efficiently and effectively
- NURTURING LEADERSHIP across EA to give clear direction in a dynamic and complex environment.
EA's Strategic Plan can be viewed in full here.
The Education Authority operates as an arms-length body of the Department of Education and also has its own 21-member Board. The EA Chairperson, appointed by the Minister of Education, is Mr Barry Mulholland (appointed on 1 January 2021). Details of the EA Board can be viewed here.
The Education Authority’s Chief Executive and Accounting Officer is Sara Long.
EA’s Corporate Leadership structure comprises the Chief Executive’s Office and five Directorates. The responsibilities of each directorate can be viewed here.
EA works in partnership and collaborations with a wide range of bodies including : Comhairle na Gaelscolaiochta (CnaG); Controlled Schools' Support Council (CSSC); Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS); Governing Bodies Association NI (GBA); Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) and Transferor Representatives' Council (TRC).