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The Chief Executive, as Accounting Officer, is primarily responsible for ensuring that the Education Authority’s (EA) approach to the use of public funds is appropriate, prudent and used for the purposes intended.
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.
The Schools of Sanctuary programme is an award scheme being piloted in the Urban Villages areas of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry with support from the Northern Ireland Executive’s Urban Villages Initiative, the Belfast City of Sanctuary Group and the Intercultural Education Service (IES).
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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.
Here are some frequently asked questions about school meals.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
Fancy beating the traffic, saving petrol money and not worrying about parking when you travel to work? Then check out the Cycle2work scheme.
Ensuring a healthy and safe environment for staff, pupils, and visitors is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility and to do this successfully, an effective health and safety management system should be in place.
For media enquiries, please contact the Campaigns & Media Officer in the relevant Education Authority Office as detailed below.
The Education Authority (EA) has welcomed the Department of Education’s approval to progress plans to address pressing accommodation needs in 25 schools through their School Enhancement Programme.
In the majority of cases, the legislation covers areas other than special educational needs. Only the relevant parts for Special Educational Needs are mentioned for ease of reference. The legislation is provided most recent first.
09 May 2018
EA Chief Executive Gavin Boyd writes to parents of children at Belfast Special Schools
As the first round of EA’s meetings with parents comes to an end, EA Chief Executive, Gavin Boyd has written to parents of children in special schools in Belfast to provide further reassurance that there is no predetermined outcome in relation to future investment in special schools in Belfast and that EA will continue to listen to their views.
The EA's Interim Strategic Plan 2017-2027 reflects our Vision, Mission, Values and Strategic Priorities.
A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
On behalf the The Executive Office, the Youth service operates the Together: Building united communities camps programme.