Keep up to date with the latest news from the Education Authority

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    Christmas Family Appeal – Bring the Magic of Christmas to All Our Children & Young People

    We are delighted to be supporting the Christmas Family Appeal again this year. Last year you generously raised over 2300 toys for this Appeal as part of an EA wide campaign.

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    EA launches Music Service website

    The Education Authority (EA) has launched the Music Service website, which showcases the inspiring work in nearly 700 schools across Northern Ireland to make music accessible to children and young people.

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    Launch of InterpreterNow – Available to Schools and EA Services

    Wednesday, 4th November 2020

    We are delighted to announce the launch of InterpreterNow which enables our deaf and sign language users to communicate directly to schools or to Education Authority (EA) staff using a video relay service.

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    Spread the message to help stop the spread of Covid-19

    The Education Authority (EA) is asking parents to help spread the message about the importance of wearing face coverings on all school transport. This comes after the EA delivered over 850,000 face masks to schools across Northern Ireland for pupils who avail of home to school transport.

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    Education Authority embark on ‘ambitious programme of change’ for special educational needs

    The Education Authority (EA) is today (Friday 16 October 2020) launching two consultations on an “ambitious programme of change” that aims to transform special educational needs (SEN) provision across Northern Ireland.

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    You still have time to apply for FE Grant

    The deadline for applying for Further Education Grants has been extended to October 30. If you are aged 19 or over and studying for a full time or part time Level 1, 2 or 3 course help with finance is available, subject to eligibility


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    EA makes final in Digital Innovation Awards

    We are delighted to be named as a top three finalist in the ‘Digital Public Service Innovation of the Year Award’ for our work on school admissions. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. The awards, organised by Digital Leaders 100, celebrate businesses and organisations who champion and implement meaningful digital transformation.

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    Fourteen more schools celebrate becoming ‘Schools of Sanctuary’

    Kicking off Good Relations Week, 14 more schools in Northern Ireland have been recognised as Schools of Sanctuary in an online celebration event.

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    Refugee Week 15th - 22nd June 2020

    As part of the week of events celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees in Northern Ireland, the Education Authority’s Intercultural Education Service (IES) interviewed author and illustrator Helen Patuck who has created many wonderful resources for refugee and other newcomer children.

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    Education Authority Shortlisted for a Digital Leaders 100 Award 2020 – Get Voting

    The Education Authority’s Admissions, Digital Transformation and ICT Teams have been named as a finalist in the Digital Leaders 100 Awards 2020, which celebrate the best in UK digital transformation.

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    New Sign Language Videos and Relay UK Service

    We are committed to ensuring all members of the community are able to access important information and contact us during these challenging times. EA’s Disability Champion, Board Member Oliver McMullan has been working with officers to put in place appropriate measures members of the deaf community can access information

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    Teachers’ Negotiating Committee (TNC) Joint Statement

    Tuesday, 28th April 2020

    At a meeting of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee (TNC) this morning, Management Side and the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council (NITC) formally ratified an agreement to resolve the long running industrial dispute of teachers’ pay and workload.

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    Joint Statement from Management Side of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee and the Northern Ireland Teaching Council (NITC)

    Wednesday, 8th April 2020

    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.

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    Notice: EA offices closed to visitors

    Wednesday, 20th March 2020

    Our office buildings are currently closed to visitors unless by prior appointment only.

    Please confirm any future appointments in advance.

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    Schools to close

    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.

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    Ministers lend their support to schools ‘PROUD’ competition

    Wednesday 04 March 2020

    The Minister for Education and Minister for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) have lent their support to the Education Authority’s schools ‘PROUD’ competition inviting pupils to investigate the use and disposal of single use plastic in their schools.

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    Dungannon Primary Schools celebrate success together

    Tuesday 03 March 2020

    Pupils from Dungannon Primary School and St. Patrick’s Primary School have been celebrating together having successfully completed the ‘Shared Future, Shared Goals’ programme, led by the Education Authority (EA), funded by the Shared Education Signature Project.

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    Public Health Agency update:COVID-19 (coronavirus)

    Tuesday 25 February 2020

    Parents and schools should keep up to date with the advice issued by the PHA which is regularly updated on their website.

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    EA Congratulates Professional Qualification in Headship Graduates

    Wednesday 12 February 2020

    Teachers from across Northern Ireland gathered together for a graduation ceremony to receive the Professional Qualification in Headship award which equips aspiring school leaders with strategic leadership and management skills.

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    Education Authority supports Safer Internet Day 2020

    Tuesday 11 February 2020

    The Education Authority (EA) is proud to support Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2020.

Last updated: 11/02/2020