The health and safety section provides advice and guidance to Education Authority (EA) employees, Governors, and Principals on the execution of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978.
Information and resources are provided for school Governors, Principals, Designated Teachers/Deputy Designated Teachers and for all EA staff including those with designated safeguarding responsibilities to support them in safeguarding children and young people. Information is also available for those organisations/companies who wish to apply for performance licences or employment permits for children and young people.
This section will help those involved in the planning and management of educational visits, through the clarification of policy and procedures, identification of roles and responsibilities and the exemplification of best practice.
Facilities Management Department has responsibility for the provision of the Education Authority’s frontline services across Building Maintenance, Catering, Premises Management, Cleaning Services, Grounds Maintenance, Quality, Safety, Health & Environment.
The School Development Service (SDS) delivers high quality strategic support and challenge to school principals, Boards of Governors and school staff in order to ensure that standards are raised and education outcomes for children and young people are improved.
Induction and EPD normally take 3 years to complete (possibly longer depending on your employment circumstances). You will be supported through this process by the Induction and EPD team at the Education Authority.
The Nurturing Approaches in Schools Service (NASS) is a newly established regional Service within the Education Authority’s Children and Young People’s Services Directorate supporting the development of Whole School Nurturing Approaches (WSNA).