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Welcome to Education Support for Northern Ireland

Welcome to Education Support for Northern Ireland web site covering information for the five Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland.  Working with the Inclusion and Diversity Service (IDS) the site has been updated to include content translated in various languages. 

 

The English part of the site covers the areas of Parents, Students, Teachers and Youth while the other languages contain parental information only.

 

As we are always aiming to improve our services and web development please feel free to give any suggestions, compliments or complaints by using our online feedback form.

 

 

Latest Site Updates

  • Teachers, Inclusion and Diversity Service (IDS)
    The Inclusion and Diversity Service (IDS) is an amalgimation of the previous EAL / Ethnic Minority Teams from the Education and Library Boards. We support schools in providing for the needs of pupils and parents for whom English is not the first language.
  • Interpreting Service
    Phone and face to face interpreting services will be provided by: Diversity NI
  • Teachers
    Welcome to the Teachers section of Education Support. This is only a new section of the site and content will expand over various areas.
  • Language Features and Factsheets
  • Toolkit for Diversity - Special Education
    In both parts of Ireland education faces the challenge and opportunity of integrating increasing numbers of pupils whose mother tongue is neither English nor Irish. The two jurisdictions have adopted different approaches to the development of pupils' proficiency in English as the language of education. The whole island faces the challenge of creating an inclusive school culture: one that not only welcomes children whose language is not English, and whose culture and ethnicity are not Irish, but turns lingui
  • Toolkit for Diversity - Pre School
    In both parts of Ireland education faces the challenge and opportunity of integrating increasing numbers of pupils whose mother tongue is neither English nor Irish. The two jurisdictions have adopted different approaches to the development of such pupils' proficiency in English as the language of education. The whole island faces the challenge of creating an inclusive school culture: one that not only welcomes children whose language is not English, and whose culture and ethnicity are not Irish, but turns l
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