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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.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
The Education Authority (EA) has a dedicated Autism Advisory and Intervention Service (AAIS)
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.
A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Education Authority will always be willing to hear and consider your views.
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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We provide a direct link between Traveller parents and schools or EA services.
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This section provides an explanation about the different stages of the Code of Practice.
The GRtL project seeks to support pre-school education providers with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children’s early learning.
The Education Authority (EA) has today published for consultation, a new framework designed to transform support services for children with special educational needs in the early years.