Equality Screenings

Contractual Enrolment Rectification (pension contributions)

This screening relates to the decision to rectify an administrative error around the contractual enrolment of some employees into the NILGOSC pension scheme.

Digital Admissions November 2020

To introduce on-line applications for admission to pre-school education, primary and post primary schools that will provide a modern and efficient admissions service for all stakeholders.

A Framework for Specialist Provision in Mainstream Schools

The Framework for Specialist Provision in Mainstream Schools sets out the rationale and delivery framework with regards to specialist provision in mainstream schools across Northern Ireland

Special Schools Area Planning Framework

The Framework also develops criteria and indicators to evaluate our special school estate in order to identify need and make suitable provision for future needs of children and young people with special educational needs.

LYNC – Linking Youth to New Careers Programme – Q2

Through ongoing engagement with young people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the EA Youth Service is also acutely aware of the negative effects of this on employment pathways and educational opportunities for young people and wish to address these through the LYNC programme.   

Pre-Employment Checking Service (PECS)

As part of the on-going improvements introduced to EA’s recruitment and selection processes in 2019, a review of the supporting pre-employment checking processes has also taken place.

EA Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2019 – 22)

The aim of this document is to introduce a focused health and wellbeing strategy and action plan for EA, which will provide health and wellbeing initiatives and bring existing initiatives under one banner. 

Model School Complaints Procedure for Parents, Carers, Other Stakeholders

The school complaints procedure has been in use by schools since 2008 and was reviewed in 2012. With the advent of the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman’s jurisdiction over schools in 2016, the procedure was again reviewed.

Guidance for young women, schools, childcare providers and other stakeholders in accessing support services for School aged mothers (SAMs)

This suite of guidance was developed to improve outcomes for school age mothers (SAMs) by providing a labelled pathway of integrated support for young parents and their families, as well as other stakeholders.

Review of Youth Service Provision in the West Belfast Area

EA Youth Service is required under the “Priorities for Youth Policy” to deliver services in response to assessed need and to support the Department of Education (DE) priorities at a local and regional level. 

Screening Template - 2020 Q2 - EA Screening Template Covid-19

As we continue to plan and manage our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, EA introduced a number of initial, short term, important measures in order to continue to deliver essential education and support services for children and young people, particularly those most vulnerable in our society.

Guidance On Supporting Staff To Return To Schools

The guidance is for Principals and line managers to support staff returning to school following the closure of schools on 23 March 2020 for the normal education of children in schools following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Guidance for schools, EOTAS centres and Youth Service on supporting transgender young people

The Education Authority has developed guidance for schools, EOTAS centres and Youth Service on supporting transgender young people.

Proposed new Permanent Information Governance Unit structure

The Information Governance Unit is tasked with the development and implementation of clear organisational structures, systems and procedures for the management of information

The Education Authority: Work Experience Arrangements (2018)

The Arrangements allows KS4 pupils and +16 pupils, in Controlled, Maintained and Irish Medium schools, to engage in a period of work placement and be absent from normal schooling.  

Education Authority Guidelines for Elective Home Education

Elective Home Education is the term used to describe the practice by which parents decide to educate their children outside of the school system. 

Human Resources: Proposed restructuring of posts reporting to functional managers in HR Services and Corporate HR & Business Partnering.

This screening exercise covers proposals in relation to posts reporting to the above functional managers which are currently based on structures inherited from the 5 former Education & Library Boards.

Education Authority (EA) Online Recruitment

EA wish to transform the recruitment function, currently paper based, to an electronic system. This is the next step on the road to digital transformation strategy that fits with the EA’s own priorities but also with the wider PfG targets. 

EA Electronic Payslips for all Non-teaching Staff (ePayslips)

EA wishes to extend the current online offering of ePayslips and P60’s in the Ballymena office. ePayslips/eP60 is the facility where EA staff can access their Payslips and P60s online instead of receiving paper copies to home through the post.

Operations And Estates: Infrastructure And Capital Development Proposed 5th Tier Structure of Infrastructure and Capital Development Division

The proposed structure has been developed to reflect the need to deliver a regional capital planning and investment service, which ensures consistency, quality and value for money across all programmes and projects that the Authority manages.

School Crossing Patrols

The Authority provides a School Crossing Patrol Service in line with this discretion. Even where this is provided it remains a parental responsibility to ensure the safety of their children for the entire journey to and from school.

Operations And Estates: Facilities Management Proposed 4th And 5th Tier Structure

The Facilities Management key function is leading and developing all aspects of facilities services including Maintenance, QSHE, Catering, Premises, Cleaning & Grounds. These managed services ensure that all properties that the Education Authority have responsibility for under each of the respective service areas in schools, offices and out-centres are maintained and operated to the highest standard.


The proposed structure has been developed to reflect the need to deliver a regional capital planning and investment service, which ensures consistency, quality and value for money across all programmes and projects that the Authority manages.