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The Code of Practice for the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs (1998)

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.

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24/10/2018

Legislation Relevant to Special Educational Needs

In the majority of cases, the legislation covers areas other than special educational needs.  Only the relevant parts for Special Educational Needs are mentioned for ease of reference.  The legislation is provided most recent first.

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24/10/2018

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

A Resource to Support Children with Special Educational Needs

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.

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24/10/2018

Department of Education Guidance for Special Educational Needs Framework

Listed below are links to the Code of Practice and Supplement, and to other relevant SEN guidance/resource information which schools may find helpful.

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29/10/2018

Details of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

The information provides hyperlinks to the legislation.gov.uk website.

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24/10/2018

Pre-School Children with Special Educational Needs

The Special Educational Needs Early Years Inclusion Service (SENEYIS) aims to promote the optimum development of pre-school children with special educational needs by providing support to children, families and pre-school settings. 

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13/12/2018

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

Apply for a Further Education Award

The Education Authority offers a limited number of Further Education Awards each year for full and part-time courses for students undertaking courses up to and including Level 3.

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30/10/2018

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

Provisional Criteria for Statutory Assessments and Statements

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.

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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

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

What if you disagree with what the Education Authority says?

The Education Authority will always be willing to hear and consider your views.

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24/10/2018

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

Changes to the SEN Framework

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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19/10/2018

Toolkits for Diversity

Toolkits for users without access to My-School via C2K

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30/10/2018

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

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