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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

Children and Young People’s Services Training Programme 2018-2019

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.

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16/11/2018

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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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

Children with Medical Needs

Many children attend schools in Northern Ireland with various medical conditions and needs.

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24/10/2018

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

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

Education Library Service

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’. 

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24/10/2018

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

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Information and guidance for parents, carers and schools to support improved outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs.

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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

Traveller Education Contacts

Find out contact details for TESS staff

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25/10/2018

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

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

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

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

Internal Audit - Principal

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30/10/2018