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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.
Schools in Northern Ireland are categorised according to their management type.
Access the Training and Support Programme for Members of Boards of Governors 2018-19
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.
Every school must have a Scheme of Management approved by DE.
The Education Authority has in place the Integrated Financial System (IFS) to help EA and schools manage their finances. Guidance and support materials are available here to assist users of the system.
The Scheme sets out the policy and procedures for the recruitment and selection of all teaching staff employed by controlled schools in Northern Ireland.
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’.
Ensuring health and safety in schools is an essential part of any school manager’s responsibility.
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.
The Education Authority provides education and youth services for Northern Ireland. We try to provide the best possible services at all times, but we recognise that sometimes, things can go wrong.
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.
The HR Health & Wellbeing function supports Directorates and School Managers in the management and monitoring of employee attendance and wellbeing.
One stop shop for principals, governors and teachers
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.