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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.
Children and Young People’s Services in the Education Authority NI are delighted to offer a range of specialist training for teachers, classroom assistants, SENCos and parents.
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.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
Many children attend schools in Northern Ireland with various medical conditions and needs.
The Education Authority will always be willing to hear and consider your views.
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.
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’.
The information provides hyperlinks to the legislation.gov.uk website.
Information and guidance for parents, carers and schools to support improved outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs.
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.
Find out contact details for TESS staff
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.
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.
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.
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.