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FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about school meals.

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29/10/2018

About the Education Welfare Service

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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15/10/2018

Internal Audit - Principal

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30/10/2018

Special Educational Needs General Information

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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29/10/2018

Induction Courses

All Induction Teachers, including those on permanent, temporary, full time or part time contracts and those working on a day-to-day substitute teaching basis, have an entitlement to professional development.  

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06/12/2018

About Us

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.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 00:29

Admissions

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.

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11/12/2018

News

Keep up to date with the latest news from the Education Authority

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 00:28

Cycle to Work Scheme

Fancy beating the traffic, saving petrol money and not worrying about parking when you travel to work? Then check out the Cycle2work scheme.

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29/10/2018

The Education Authority (EA) for Northern Ireland is responsible for assessing eligibility for Free School Meals based on Department of Education (DE) / Department for the Economy (DfE) criteria.

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07/11/2018

Education Authority Transitions Service

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.

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19/10/2018

Apply for Child Employment, Children in Entertainment and Chaperone Applications

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.  

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30/10/2018

What happens if my child has a statement of Special Educational Needs?

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.

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19/10/2018

School Holidays

The non-operational dates for 2018/19 are now available.  Individual schools have discretion for exact holidays within the guidelines outlined in this section.

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17/10/2018

Dietary Requirements

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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29/10/2018

Other ages

If you live in the 'Dickson Plan' area, are hoping to apply to Strandtown Primary School or are just looking to transfer schools then we have the information you need.

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01/11/2018

Contact Us

Depending on your issue there are a number of ways to contact us.

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08/10/2018

Organisational Structure

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.

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28/10/2018