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This section of our website is dedicated to highlighting school and pupil successes though awards and achievements as well as showcasing anything new and interesting that schools would like to share.
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.
Governors have a wide range of managerial responsibilities and play a central role in the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of school life.
The School Development Plan (SDP) is a strategic plan for improvement.
NiDirect lists school closures due to severe weather or other unexpected events in Northern Ireland.
Undertaking a stocktake will increase the spending power of your school in the first year in which you count your stock and will ensure that you are not charged for those items of stock which have not been fully used up.
A Voluntary Grammar (VG) School is a post-primary school managed by a Board of Governors, which consists of persons appointed in line with each school’s scheme of management (usually trustees or foundation governors) along with representatives of parents and teachers and, in most cases, members appointed by the Department of Education.
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.
Introduction of a revised Model School Complaints Procedure
As you may be aware, from 1st April 2017 the remit of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO) has included the investigation of complaints from members of the public in relation to maladministration in publicly-funded schools.
The Schools of Sanctuary programme is an award scheme being piloted in the Urban Villages areas of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry with support from the Northern Ireland Executive’s Urban Villages Initiative, the Belfast City of Sanctuary Group and the Intercultural Education Service (IES).
The non-operational dates for 2018/19 are now available. Individual schools have discretion for exact holidays within the guidelines outlined in this section.
Self-evaluation is a process through which schools, individuals and various groups within a school reflect on their current practice, identify and celebrate their strengths and identify and address areas for improvement.
The Schools HR Business Partnering function, while working in partnership with other directorates, supports Schools in the identification, planning and implementation of strategic employee related change programmes, to include those associated with Area Based Planning.
Schools have been allocated a budget allocation calculated using the Common Funding formula. This budget allocation is delegated to Board of Governors and Principals to enable them to manage schools effectively by using the resources to meet the needs and priorities they have identified.
Grant-Maintained Integrated (GMI) schools seek to add value to the education process by inviting Protestants and Catholics to come together with other traditions in order to improve their understanding of one another, their own cultures, religions and values.
Good Attendance at school is crucial to the development of children and young people.
We provide a direct link between Traveller parents and schools or EA services.
The Department of Education (DE) has directed that the Board of Governors for each school should agree a policy for hospitality and related areas.
The School Development Service (SDS) delivers high quality strategic support and challenge to school principals, Boards of Governors and school staff in order to ensure that standards are raised and education outcomes for children and young people are improved.