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Voluntary Grammar Schools

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.

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29/09/2018

School Finance

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.

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29/09/2018

Templates and Guides

The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.

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30/10/2018

GBA

The Governing Bodies Association represents the interests of voluntary grammar schools in Northern Ireland.

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25/09/2018

What we do

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.

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01/11/2018

Why become a School Governor?

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.

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19/10/2018

Integrated Financial System

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.

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06/11/2018

Admissions

Whether your child is starting pre-school, primary or post-primary, our admissions tool will help you find out what you need to know about getting a place at school.

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11/12/2018

Management types

Schools in Northern Ireland are categorised according to their management type.

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30/10/2018

Internal Audit - Principal

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30/10/2018

EA Integrated Financial System (iFS) Training Videos

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.

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06/11/2018

Post-Primary (11-16+ years)

Education is compulsory for all children until they reach 16 years old.

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01/11/2018

Membership of the Board of Governors

The membership of the Boards of Governors differs according to the sector and whether the school is Primary, Post-Primary, Nursery, Special or Grammar.  

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02/10/2018

Education Authority Board

The Education Authority became operational on 1 April 2015 in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.

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23/10/2018

About the Education Welfare Service

Education provides young people with the opportunity to prepare for life. The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is a specialist education support service which seeks to help young people and their families get the best out of the education system.

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15/10/2018

Membership of the Board

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24/10/2018

2018 - Schools Stocktake

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.

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05/10/2018

Useful Links

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30/10/2018

FOI and DPA Advice for Schools

If the educational establishment you work in is a public authority, the Freedom of Information Act means you must produce a publication scheme, which outlines the information you will routinely make available to the public - such as minutes of meetings, annual reports or financial information.

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25/10/2018