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The Education Authority’s Senior Management structure comprises five directorates and the Chief Executive’s Office. Each Directorate is responsible for a range of services and functions.
Leading and Managing the delivery and continuous improvement of all core, operational and transactional services with respect to the non-teaching workforce, and advising on correct application of terms and conditions.
EA is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding responsibilities placed upon us and other parties are met in respect of children who are involved in entertainment and employment in Northern Ireland.
Providing services and support to engage and develop all our people be the best they can be and to make EA, our schools and services, great places to work.
Education provides young people with the opportunity to prepare for life. The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is a specialist education support service which seeks to help young people and their families get the best out of the education system.
The school catering service can cater for special dietary requirements that have been medically prescribed as well as for religious beliefs. If your child has a special dietary need please contact the school in the first instance.
EA is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.
Transition is a time of change when a child, with the support of their family, makes decisions as to which path to follow as they move from educational provision to adult life.
We help with all aspects of your child's journey through education from admission to pre-school, getting transport to school, changing schools, to moving through primary and post-primary. We are also here to help with newcomer issues, special educational needs and provide support whenever you or your child needs it.
Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2018-19
The Education Authority is required to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in carrying out their functions, under Section 75 and Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998. EA is also obliged to ensure that all decisions comply with the Human Rights Act 1998.
The Intercultural Education Service helps schools to meet the additional educational needs of pupils from our target communities: Traveller; Newcomer; Asylum-Seekers; Refugees and Roma.
All catering staff receive training to ensure the highest standards of food safety, food preparation, menu planning and how to provide a healthier school meals service.
This functional area covers a range of activities from pay, terms of service and developing frameworks.
Developing the target operating model for HR and supporting associated transformation programmes.
The Education Library Service supports the DE vision ‘to enable each young person to achieve his/her potential’ and the aim of the Northern Ireland Curriculum ‘to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives’.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
The Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Service (DARS) came into effect on the 1st of September 2005 as part of the implementation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Order (SENDO).