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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

What we do

We help with all aspects of your child's journey through education from admission to pre-school, getting transport to school, changing schools, to moving through primary and post-primary. We are also here to help with newcomer issues, special educational needs and provide support whenever you or your child needs it.

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01/11/2018

Help available

This section contains useful information for families and young people seeking to avail of various EA services.

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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

Integrated Financial System

The Education Authority has in place the Integrated Financial System (IFS) to help EA and schools manage their finances.  Guidance and support materials are available here to assist users of the system.

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06/11/2018

Videos & Presentations

A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR. 

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23/10/2018

Safe School Transport

EA reminds parents and pupils of Road Safety NI’s message ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ by drivers when travelling to and from schools and colleges during the winter months.

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25/10/2018

Home to school transport

The Education Authority (EA) is responsible for assessing eligibility for transport assistance in line with the Department of Education (DE) criteria. 

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28/10/2018

Resources available

Translated documents and other resources available from the intercultural education service

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25/10/2018

Autism Advice

The Education Authority (EA) has a dedicated Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS)

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30/10/2018

Post Graduate Tuition Loan

A new tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 is available to help with your course costs for Postgraduate/Masters courses starting in 2017/18.

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18/10/2018

Parental support

The Traveller Education Support Services is here to help Traveller pupils and parents to access education and to provide practical advice and support to schools which have Traveller children attending.

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08/10/2018

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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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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01/11/2018

The Education Authority has a statutory responsibility for the provision of transport assistance to facilitate attendance at a grant-aided school of pupils for whom fees are not paid and who are resident in Northern Ireland. This guide aims to help you navigate the transport application process.

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29/10/2018

Internal Audit - Principal

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30/10/2018

Launch of TBUC Camps Programme 2018-19

The Executive Office, in partnership with the Education Authority, are inviting applications from groups who want to deliver a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2018/19. This is subject to funding being made available by TEO.

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17/10/2018

School Finance

Under the Local Management of Schools funding arrangements, the Education Authority is required to pass on the calculated share of each funding stream budget directly to its schools, maximising the delivery of available resources to the classroom.

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29/09/2018

Financial help

Information on applying for Free School Meals/School Uniform/Physical Education Clothing Allowance

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