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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.
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.
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 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
Under the Freedom of Information Act you have a right to request any recorded information held by a public authority.
The Education Authority will always be willing to hear and consider your views.
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.
Here are some frequently asked questions about school meals.
The information provides hyperlinks to the legislation.gov.uk website.
This section provides an explanation about the different stages of the Code of Practice.
The membership of the Boards of Governors differs according to the sector and whether the school is Primary, Post-Primary, Nursery, Special or Grammar.
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 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’.
Listed below are links to the Code of Practice and Supplement, and to other relevant SEN guidance/resource information which schools may find helpful.
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.
Shared education is defined as schools from different sectors working in partnership to provide opportunities for pupils, staff & the community to engage in collaborative and meaningful learning experiences.
The Education Authority became operational on 1 April 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.