The IDS is a regional service for Northern Ireland. We provide advice and support to schools regarding provision for ‘Newcomer’ pupils. ‘Newcomer’ is used to refer to those parents and children whose mother tongue is not English (CEFR Benchmarks A1 - B1).
See also information for 'Newcomer' pupils on the DENI website by clicking here
We provide the following support to schools:
- Advice about Pre School, Primary, Special, Post Primary Toolkits
- Interpreting Service
- Translated Letters and Policies