The Strategic Area Plans set the strategic direction for Planning for Sustainable Provision and Planning for Special Education Provision.
This is the second regional Strategic Area Plan for Northern Ireland. The first Strategic Area Plan ‘Providing Pathways - Strategic Area Plan for Schools 2017-2020’ (Providing Pathways) completes on 31 August 2022. This Plan sets the strategic direction of Area Planning for the next five years and spans the academic years 2022-27. The Plan is developed in accordance with the Department of Education’s ‘Schools for the Future: A Policy for Sustainable Schools’ and has been informed by Ministerial Priorities and consultations with key stakeholders.
The SESAP sets the strategic direction of Special Education Area Planning for the next five academic years 2022-27. This strategy has been informed by the Special Schools Area Planning Framework and the Framework for Specialist Provision in Mainstream Schools.
The SEN Frameworks are high-level, strategic, regional documents and are part of the Education Authority’s wider Area Planning strategy. The Frameworks are the overarching documents which will inform a five year Special Education Strategic Area Plan (SESAP) 2022-27 for both specialist provision in mainstream schools and special schools.