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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.
Under the Freedom of Information Act you have a right to request any recorded information held by a public authority.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
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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.
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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.
The Education Authority became operational on 1 April 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.
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 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.
The Education Authority is an arm’s length body of the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.
Once the Authority maintains a statement of Special Educational Needs on your child, the law states that there must be an Annual Review of the statement.
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.
This section of our website is dedicated to highlighting school and pupil successes though awards and achievements as well as showcasing anything new and interesting that schools would like to share.
EA Calls for More Funds For Schools and for Transformation of the Education System.