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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
The Department of Education has announced the appointment of two new members to the Education Authority Board.
The membership of the Boards of Governors differs according to the sector and whether the school is Primary, Post-Primary, Nursery, Special or Grammar.
The Education Authority became operational on 1 April 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.
A Voluntary Grammar (VG) School is a post-primary school managed by a Board of Governors, which consists of persons appointed in line with each school’s scheme of management (usually trustees or foundation governors) along with representatives of parents and teachers and, in most cases, members appointed by the Department of Education.
The process for the reconstitution of Boards of Governors for the next four year term of office (2018-2022) has now been initiated by the Department of Education (DE).
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The Scheme sets out the policy and procedures for the recruitment and selection of all teaching staff employed by controlled schools in Northern Ireland.
Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2018-19
Gavin Boyd was appointed Interim Education Authority Chief Executive in December 2014 by Education Minister John O’Dowd to oversee the change programme to establish the Education Authority.
Oliver McMullan has recently been appointed as the Education Authority Board's Disability Champion, reflecting a key commitment from the EA Disability Action Plan.
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.
The Department of Education has provided guidance for the Education Authority and schools in the form of a Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs and also a Supplement to the Code of Practice, effective from 1 September 2005, which was produced as result of SENDO.
Grant-Maintained Integrated (GMI) schools seek to add value to the education process by inviting Protestants and Catholics to come together with other traditions in order to improve their understanding of one another, their own cultures, religions and values.