Equality Screenings

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. 

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.

OPERATIONS AND ESTATES: PUPIL SERVICES & PROCUREMENT Proposed 4th and 5th Tier Structure

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.

OPERATIONS AND ESTATES: TRANSPORT Proposed 4th And 5th Tier Structure

Transport assistance is provided for approximately 90,000 pupils and students on a daily basis at a cost of nearly £75 million per year. Whilst the primary responsibility for getting children to and from school rests with Parents; transport assistance is available for some children to facilitate their attendance at school. Children with disabilities or special educational needs may get additional help

Education Authority (EA) - Advertising of Internal Trawls on SharePoint

This screening deals with the move to replace the existing process of emailing employees weekly notices of internal trawls, with a SharePoint solution which will provide significant benefits to internal applicant who will be able to directly access internal trawls electronically and download job documentation as appropriate and at their convenience.

Implementation of the National Joint Council (NJC) Pay Award 2019 – 2020

The NJC pay award, which is contractually binding for EA employees on NJC terms and conditions, was agreed for two years: 2018-19 and 2019-20. The 2018 award included ‘bottom-loading’ (i.e. higher percentage increases) spinal column points (SCPs) 6-19 (inclusive) in order to continue to close the significant gap with the National Living Wage (NLW). SCPs 20 and above received a 2% increase.