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Resources to support self-evaluation and development planning.
Guidance on how schools might address ways to promote sustainable development through the school’s teaching and learning, leadership and management and engagement with its community.
Guidance on accounting for targeting Social Need funding.
School development planning action plan template for guidance purposes.
Case studies illustrating how some schools have used the school development planning process to support their improvement.
This circular sets out the requirements for the Boards of Governors to prepare, and periodically revise, a school development plan in accordance with SR 2010 No.
This document explains how statutory annual leave entitlement is to apply when a teacher is absent as a result of long term sickness.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers were commissioned in March 2010 to carry out a School Governors Research Project in the 2009/10 school year. The researchers collected information through interviews with a number of stakeholders and a survey of governors.
Student achievement in Northern Ireland : Results in mathematics, science and reading among 15-year olds from the OECD PISA 2009 study.
This circular introduces the online Guide for governors and contains a brief summary of each chapter in the Guide.
This statistical bulletin presents an analysis of examination performance of pupils in year 12 and year 14 at post-primary schools in Northern Ireland for the 2009/10 academic year. Additional tables relating to the statistical bulletin can also be found below.
This purpose of this statistical bulletin is to provide details of participation by 16 and 17 year olds in full-time education and vocational training in Northern Ireland (NI) for 2009/10.
The Department wrote to the Education and Library Boards (ELBs), VGS and GMIS in November 2010 confirming the position in relation to the provision of school meals in nursery schools and nursery units. The letter can be viewed using the following links:
This Circular provides updated guidance for Principals and Boards of Governors on the Extended Schools programme.
Consultation response booklet to the Early Years Strategy
The Effective Pre-school Provision in Northern Ireland (EPPNI) project is a longitudinal study that has investigated the development of children between the ages of 3 and 11 years.
Advice and guidance for schools on class sizes in practical subjects in post-primary schools.
This letter is to remind schools that they can assume the Department's approval for an increase in class size as set out in paragraph 6 of Circular 2004/05.
Increase in teachers' salary rates from 1 September 2010
These guidelines advise Principals and schools’ Boards of Governors on how to identify ‘newcomer’ (formerly known as EAL) children and document this accordingly and also provide clarification of the criteria to be applied when designating a pupil as ‘ne