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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.

*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.
 

www.deni.gov.uk/index/support-and-development-2/additional-educational-support/newcomers/newcomer-pupils.htm


We provide support for schools in the form of Pre-school , Primary, Post-Primary and Special Toolkits.


Click here for a short presentation about our service.


We provide an Interpreting Service for Home school communication

Interpreting Service


Click here to download the Anti-Bullying Awareness information leaflet 


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leaflet for online courses
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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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Latest IDS Updates

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    This Pre-school Toolkit for Diversity has been adapted in recognition of a specific need to provide guidance and support in pre-school education. A consultative group was established to adapt the Toolkit for Diversity in the Primary School.
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