We provide advice, guidance and focused support to schools, families and other educational support services to help meet our Education Authority main aims:
"To give our children and young people the best start in life and to provide a high quality education for every child"
Education in Northern Ireland Videos
This series of videos has been created to help parents, particularly Newcomer families who may be refugee-experienced, with issues they may encounter when their children first attend school and throughout their education. Children and young people may also find them helpful. To watch the video with subtitles, click on your home language below.
Some families are entitled to extra support with meals and uniforms for school. Watch here for information on how to find out if you are eligible and how to apply for this support.
This video shows how you can check if you might be eligible for transport support to and from school, and how you can apply for this support.
Watch here to help you find a school place for your child, and to help you understand the structure of the education system in Northern Ireland.
If your family is new to life in Northern Ireland, this video will help you understand what schools can and should do to support your children during their education.
Bullying is an unfortunate part of school life for some pupils. Watch here to find out what bullying is, what parents can do and how they can work with schools to address the issue.