Public Consultation – draft “Work Experience Arrangements for Controlled, Maintained and Irish Medium Schools”.

The Education Authority (EA) has developed draft work experience arrangements for controlled, maintained and Irish medium schools.

This consultation is
Closing date

These work experience arrangements are based on evolved good practice and will assist the EA in meeting its aim of providing excellent services and supporting every child to be the best they can be.  

The arrangements aim to allow schools and colleges to work in partnership with employers to ensure that time spent on work experience significantly contributes to the learning of the young people involved.

The arrangements are applicable to all controlled, maintained and Irish medium schools across Northern Ireland. While there is no obligation on either voluntary, grant maintained integrated, grant aided or other schools to adopt these arrangements, they may wish to embrace pertinent aspects of it within their own work experience policies although the EA indemnity to employers does not cover such schools.

We are now seeking views on the draft Work Experience Arrangements through the consultation questionnaire (below) and would welcome you taking the time to respond to this consultation exercise.

The Work Experience Equality and Human Rights Screening Template is also included (below) for you viewing.

The consultation runs from Wednesday 27th March until Wednesday 29th May 2019.

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Last updated 09/07/2019