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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 Education Authority will always be willing to hear and consider your views.
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).
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
As Part of the Department of Education’s Review of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Capacity Building Programme, the Resource File was published in 2012 to assist teachers and the education workforce to support children with special educational needs in schools.
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.
Governors have a wide range of managerial responsibilities and play a central role in the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of school life.
Whether your child is starting pre-school, primary or post-primary, our admissions tool will help you find out what you need to know about getting a place at school.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
Many children attend schools in Northern Ireland with various medical conditions and needs.
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.
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Self-evaluation is a process through which schools, individuals and various groups within a school reflect on their current practice, identify and celebrate their strengths and identify and address areas for improvement.
This section provides an explanation about the different stages of the Code of Practice.
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.
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The membership of the Boards of Governors differs according to the sector and whether the school is Primary, Post-Primary, Nursery, Special or Grammar.
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