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The attached Determination gives effect in law to the 3.5% increase in salary rates from 1 April 1999, which will be paid at the end of April.

Published 21 April 1999Circulars

This document is designed to provide a framework of practical advice and guidance for those who have a statutory responsibility for schools so that matters relating to the security and overall safety management may be addressed in a systematic and logical manner.

Published 26 March 1999Guidance literature

This circular provides clarification and guidance on the use
of reasonable force, by teachers and other authorised staff, to
restrain or control pupils in certain circumstances. It gives
guidance about who can use reasonable force, when it is

Published 08 March 1999Circulars

This circular informs schools of the requirement to
enter pupils for public examinations for which they
have been prepared, and explains the circumstances in
which this requirement does not apply.

Published 01 February 1999Circulars

This circular sets out modified arrangements for the processing of ill-health retirement applications by members of the Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme. 

Published 02 November 1998Circulars

This circular advises schools that the Department of Education has made regulations requiring schools to set annual targets for the overall performance of pupils at the school.

Published 30 September 1998Circulars

This booklet provides guidance to schools on the role that target-setting
can play in raising standards, within the context of effective development
planning. It also provides examples from schools in Northern Ireland of

Published 30 September 1998Guidance literature

This booklet provides guidance to schools on the role target-setting can
play in raising standards, within the context of effective development
planning. It also provides examples from schools in Northern Ireland of

Published 30 September 1998Guidance literature

This circular is to advise, in brief terms, the legislative changes which have been introduced.

Published 24 September 1998Circulars

Building Handbook Section 5 - Design guidance for school meals accommodation

Published 01 August 1998Guidance literature

In Craigavon an alternative to the 11 plus system developed.  This report is based on a comparison between the delayed selection system in Craigavon and the 11 plus system that was used throughout the rest of Northern Ireland. 

Published 01 January 1998Research and analysis

This circular advises of the procedures for requesting estimates of pension benefits

Published 01 January 1998Circulars

This guidance is designed to help parents to understand:

  • what special educational needs are 
  • what schools, the EA and others can do to help
  • what your rights are
  • how you can play a full part in your child's education

Published 30 October 1997Guidance literature

This procedure sets out the agreed procedures for dealing with unsatisfactory work, and includes informal, formal and appeal mechanisms.

Published 11 October 1997Guidance literature

This circular announces changes from 1 September 1997 to the law regulating the eligibility of persons to be employed as teachers.

Published 27 August 1997Circulars

This circular gives advice about transport arrangements which are operational from 1997/98 school year onwards.

Published 31 October 1996Circulars

This circular explains the effect of the following legislative articles, in relation
to; the Northern Ireland curriculum and associated assessment
arrangements; key stage definitions; under-age/over-age transfer; and

Published 20 September 1996Circulars

This circular sets out for Principals and Boards of Governors the new procedures for the approval of pupils transferring from primary to secondary education either a year earlier (underage pupils) or a year later (overage pupils) than they would normally be required to transfe

Published 30 August 1996Circulars

These guidelines are intended to assist schools in their preventative role and, in the event of a suicide occurring, in the effective management of the issue as it affects the school community.

Published 01 January 1996Guidance literature

The attached Regulations specify the matters to be included in the schemes for the suspension and expulsion of pupils from grant-aided schools.

Published 29 March 1995Circulars

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