Department of Education


With the increasing use of digital technology, and social media in particular, it is vital that our young people are awa ... more
26 January 2017
The Department of Education has today published a statistical bulletin which provides a summary of pupil attendance at g... more
25 January 2017
Schools are being invited to apply for financial support for capital projects costing up to £4million.... 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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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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Statistics and research

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

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Equality and Good Relations

Equality, human rights and social change, good relations and building a united community.

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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 Minister


Peter Weir MLA, is a DUP member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Following the 2016 Assembly Election Mr Weir was appointed Minister for the Department of Education. 


Management and structure

The Department of Education is headed by the Minister of Education, Peter Weir, whose principal advisor is the Permanent Secretary, Paul Sweeney ... more

Contact us

Rathgael House
Balloo Road
BT19 7PR

Telephone: 028 9127 9279

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