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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.
'Looked After Children' are those in the care of a Trust or who are provided with accommodation by a Trust. They may be living in residential homes, with foster carers, or with a family relative or friend.
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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.
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.
EA Youth Service provides opportunities for our children and young people to engage in Outdoor Learning opportunities as part of either their school curriculum, or through youth work programmes.
The Education Authority has published its first (Interim) Strategic Plan which covers the period 2017-2027.
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.
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.
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 Education Authority adheres to legislation and has due regard to the Code of Practice and the Supplement to the Code in making decisions as to whether or not to proceed with a Statutory Assessment of a child’s special educational needs and then, when statutory assessment has been completed, whether or not to issue a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
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 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.
This section provides an explanation about the different stages of the Code of Practice.
Review of Residential and Outdoor Education Centres
The consultation period for the review of residential and outdoor education ended on Monday 16 November.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.