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The Scheme sets out the policy and procedures for the recruitment and selection of all teaching staff employed by controlled schools in Northern Ireland.
Our short videos on the Teaching Appointments Scheme serve to extend the support and training provided to principals and governors in controlled 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.
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.
Teaching Appointments Scheme
The consultation in respect of the Teaching Appointments Scheme and the Scheme for the Management of Controlled Schools has now closed.
This short video programme aims to introduce the Teaching Appointments Scheme for controlled schools, introduced by the Education Authority on 1 February 2016. It includes a brief, high-level summary of the scope of the scheme, with reference to the significant role of the Board of Governors in appointing a principal, vice principal or teacher.
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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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
All Induction Teachers, including those on permanent, temporary, full time or part time contracts and those working on a day-to-day substitute teaching basis, have an entitlement to professional development.
This brief video overview, introduces the series of video programmes that have been designed as part of the Education Authority’s overall training provision on the Teaching Appointments Scheme.
Every school must have a Scheme of Management approved by DE.