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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.
The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.
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.
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 all its schools.
Schools in Northern Ireland are categorised according to their management type.
The publication of outturn statements at the end of each financial year allows actual net expenditure to be compared with budget allocations adjusted to include supplementary allocations and allocations from excepted items and the contingency provision.
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.
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.
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 Oracle Financial System is used across The Education Authority (EA) including schools, as its Integrated Financial System. It is also replacing the FMS module of the C2K system for schools, for which the contract ends on 31 March 2019.
Once the Authority maintains a statement of Special Educational Needs on your child, the law states that there must be an Annual Review of the statement.
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.
The Education Authority adheres to legislation and has due regard to the Code of Practice and the Supplement to the Code in making decisions as to whether or not to proceed with a Statutory Assessment of a child’s special educational needs and then, when statutory assessment has been completed, whether or not to issue a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
The School Development Plan (SDP) is a strategic plan for improvement.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
Community planning aims to improve the connection between regional, local and neighbourhood levels through partnership working and more integrated use of resources, with a focus on collaboration between organisations for the benefit of citizens.