Department of Education

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Education Minister has reaffirmed his commitment to transform the existing Special Educational Needs system. ... more
26 February 2024
Education Minister has written to the Secretary of State to request funding for Fresh Start School projects.... more
20 February 2024
Education Minister has announced new build projects for seven schools will now progress in planning.... more

Our responsibilities

Curriculum and learning

Information to support the delivery of the curriculum in schools, raising standards and school improvement

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Children and Young People Issues

Working together to improve the well-being of all children and young people in Northern Ireland.Central Procurement Directorate - Early Years: Marketing Testing ExerciseThe Department of Education wishes to establish the level of market interest in delivering 2 projects which support Early Years education, should funding become available at a later date.Central Procurement Directorate - Early Years: Marketing Testing Exercise

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Pupils and parents

Help and advice for pupils and parents on a range of educational and personal issues is available on nidirect, the government website for he public.

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Teaching staff

Teachers' pay and conditions, including pensions and teacher training information

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Non-teaching staff

Information for non teaching staff in relation to pay related issues and terms and conditions

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Schools and infrastructure

Types of schools, schools’ management, transport to school, school admissions policy, area planning, and health and safety in schools.

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Support and development

Support on issues including child protection and safeguarding, school meals and keeping children safe online

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Good Relations and Social Change

Good relations and social change, building a united community.

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Statistics and research

Publications produced by Statistics and Research Team on behalf of the Department

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Our documents

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Education including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme. The Department publishes responses to requests for information made under FOI in its Disclosure Log


The Minister

Education

Paul Givan MLA was appointed Minister for the Department of Education. 

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Management and structure

The Department’s primary statutory duty is to promote the education of the people of Northern Ireland and to ensure the effective implementation of education policy. .... more

Contact us

Rathgael House
Balloo Road
Rathgill
Bangor
BT19 7PR

Telephone: 028 9127 9279
Email: DE.DEWebMail@education-ni.gov.uk

Alternatively contact us using our feedback form.

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