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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.
This section contains generic qualitative risk assessments which have been produced to assist schools with the risk assessment process, and should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing controls.
This section contains generic quantitative risk assessments which have been produced to assist schools with the risk assessment process, and should form a good foundation for identifying hazards, assessing risks and implementing controls.
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.
Ensuring health and safety in schools is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility.
All catering staff receive training to ensure the highest standards of food safety, food preparation, menu planning and how to provide a healthier school meals service.
“Every School a Good School – The Governors Role” is a DE reference guide outlining the roles and responsibilities of school Boards of Governors.
A series of online programmes will be available to help support staff, schools, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2018-19
The health and safety section provides advice and guidance to Education Authority (EA) employees, Governors, and Principals on the execution of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978.
Our short videos on the Teaching Appointments Scheme serve to extend the support and training provided to principals and governors in controlled schools.
Facilities Management Department has responsibility for the provision of the Education Authority’s frontline services across Building Maintenance, Catering, Premises Management, Cleaning Services, Grounds Maintenance, Quality, Safety, Health & Environment.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
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.
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.
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.