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Inclusion and Diversity Service

The IDS is a regional service for Northern Ireland. We provide advice and support to schools regarding provision for ‘Newcomer’ *pupils.

*A ‘Newcomer’ pupil is a pupil whose home language is not English and who requires extra support in school for this reason.


The term ‘newcomer’ pupil is used to refer to a pupil who has enrolled in a school but who does not have satisfactory language skills to participate fully in the school curriculum and does not have a language in common with the teacher.


We provide support for schools with Pre-school , Primary, Post-Primary and Special Toolkits.

Click here for a short presentation about our service.


Inclusion and Diversity Service
We provide an Interpreting Service for Home school communication
Interpreting Service
Click the relevant Toolkit icon below 
Tool for Diversity in Pre-school
Toolkit for Diversity in the Primary School
Toolkit for Diversity in the Post Primary School
Toolkit for Diversity in Special Education
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