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Welcome to the EA Events Live page. Here you will find details of upcoming events for school principals.
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 Chief Executive, as Accounting Officer, is primarily responsible for ensuring that the Education Authority’s (EA) approach to the use of public funds is appropriate, prudent and used for the purposes intended.
NiDirect lists school closures due to severe weather or other unexpected events in Northern Ireland.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
Ensuring a healthy and safe environment for staff, pupils, and visitors is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility and to do this successfully, an effective health and safety management system should be in place.
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.
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.
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.
To ensure consistency of approach in relation to official openings and to help maximise positive publicity we have produced some guidelines to support and advise schools in the planning and management of official openings.
EA Board Members & reps engaged with school leaders & members of the local community at a Board Community Engagement Event in Lisnaskea. Listen to EA Chair Sharon O'Connor and Principal of Saint Kevin's College, Gary Kelly to hear more about the event.
Our short videos on the Teaching Appointments Scheme serve to extend the support and training provided to principals and governors in controlled schools.
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.
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 School Development Plan (SDP) is a strategic plan for improvement.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.