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Latest News and Upcoming Events

🤝  5 year People Plan

To support our workforce of  over 44,000 and ensure we can deliver for all our children and young people, we are developing a new 5 year People Plan. To help us shape our plans, we want to hear from school based staff, to know what we are getting right and crucially where we can improve your experience at work.

We would like to invite you to tell us about your experience at EA, to join the conversation about our current culture, our practices, what is working and what needs to happen to meet our ambitions for the next five years.

This is your opportunity to have your voice heard; It’s Your EA…Your Say.

👉 Please click here to access the survey

 💡  Teaching STEM Through ICT



The course will give you the opportunity to experience STEM in Minecraft (CCEA) activities and provide a guide of how to best use the resources in your classroom. There will be an opportunity to develop coding skills across the Key Stages and help primary school pupils explore coding concepts and begin to think like coders through the use of Code-a-Pillar and Code.org We will also examine a variety of learning materials which are available for the iPad that support pupils in STEM subjects. Overall the course touches on many areas of the ICT curriculum, bringing subject knowledge and programming skills to engaging and enjoyable classroom activities.


Fee:                  £220

Bursary:           £400

Venue:             Antrim Board Centre


Please note this one day course is being run twice. Choose only one of the following options:

👉  19th January



👉  19th April


Record Differently

THIS IS A TWO DAY FACE TO FACE COURSE, NOT 3 DAYS AS IT SAYS ON THE SYSTEM (IGNORE FINAL DATE). The course is intended to assist teachers in using creative means to record their pupils’ activities and learning, in ways which are effective, interesting and non worksheet based. Links will be made in many cases to other curriculum areas.

Teachers will be introduced to different, time efficient ways of assessing and recording pupils’ learning; Teachers will have hands on experience of strategies and activities which enthuse pupils and make recording a positive activity and not just an add on at the end of a lesson; Teachers will discover effective ways to ensure differentiation in either composite classes or in single year groups.

Fee:                  £250

Bursary:           £600

Venue:             Antrim Board Centre

Dates: 12th January 2024/ 23rd February 2024
(please ignore 3rd day on the system)



💡 Funded STEM CPD Opportunities

Teachers must register for a username and password on the Stem Learning website first. Then follow the links for the specific course they are interested in and apply online for the dates and venue of their choice.

👉  stem.org.uk/user/register

ENTHUSE subsidies are provided by Project ENTHUSE - a unique partnership of government, charities and employers that have come together to bring about inspired STEM teaching through the professional development of teachers, technicians and support staff across the UK.

🪐  Space - Our Place in the Universe

👉  https://www.stem.org.uk/cpd/527861/space-our-place-universe

22nd November 2023

ICC Belfast, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast


Activity fee £30

Subsidy upon completion of CPD £150


Get access to the UK Space Conference in Belfast and join us for a day of CPD through the lens of space. The European Space Education Office (ESERO-UK) and Deliberate Learning are partnering to bring you a full day of CPD, using teaching resources developed specifically for the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Who is it for?

Teachers & WAU co-ordinators.

📚  Primary teachers! Start the new school year with the #BBCmicrobit 📚 

Boost teaching confidence with our free micro:bit training and resources for primary school:


You can still register for your free class kit of micro:bits until 18 December at:

👉 http://bbc.co.uk/microbit

Autumn TPL Workshops @ AmmA Creative Learning

Applications are now open for Autumn TPL workshops in AmmA. Enhance your professional skills  and secure your place today:

👉  https://amma-centre.eventbrite.com

Building Emotional Resilience through Inquiry

See link below to dissemination wesbsite for the 'Building  Emotional Resilience through Inquiry' Project . In the midst of the huge challenges brought about by the pandemic, many teachers engaged in this programme and in 2021-22, thirteen schools developed their work further, focussing on building emotional resilience using inquiry based learning approaches. 

👉  Click here to access dissemination website

Irish Medium Hub

EA are delighted to officially launch a new Irish Medium (IM) Hub. This platform has been developed by the Shared Education and Sectoral Team and includes valuable contributions from pupils, practitioners and leaders within the sector. It has been designed to raise awareness of IM Education, showcase Case Studies and voices from across IM Schools, support practitioners through TPL and serve as a repository for a range of resources and materials. We look forward to the continual evolution of this online forum to support the entire IM community, which is accessible via the following link:

👉  EA Irish-Medium Hub

Children and Young Peoples’ Services Training Programme 2023/24

Children and Young People’s Services in the Education Authority NI are delighted to offer a range of specialist training for teachers, classroom assistants, SENCos and parents.

If you need support in accessing the registration for online training please contact cyps-info@eani.org.uk

👉  Click here for further information and to register.

TPL Thursdays!   |   Every Thursday   |   Online

TPL Thursdays! is a series of short webinars designed to support the busy teacher. Short sessions are focused on ideas and practice that can be implemented immediately. More info...

Teacher Tutors in Conversation

Pathways into Partnership: Setting the Context

Exploring the Pupil Experience with Michael Allen

Early Career Teachers: Top Tips

Case Study Highlights 

Building Capacity & Supporting Early Career Teachers

With a growing number of staff and a large cohort of early career teachers Rita Mullan shares how they have used ‘guided triads’ to build capacity and collegiality. Show more...

Early Career Teachers

This series of short videos has been created to support Early Career Teachers as they complete their Induction Portfolio. The videos can be viewed as a complete series in sequence or can be viewed as stand alone videos as required. Show more...

Pathways into Parnerships

These support materials have been designed as bite-sized resources which can be used within scheduled staff meetings. The purpose is to provide Principals with materials that can be used with staff as an introduction to the various themes.

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Exploring the Pupil Experience

Michael Allen tells how they looked at learning through a pupil’s eyes to ensure that the curriculum and learning and teaching is pitched at such a level to meet the needs of all pupils. Both the methods of exploration and the results are interesting.. Show more...

Benefits of an ICT Plan

Audrey Watson tells us of the huge impact technology has had on St Macartan’s and how they are ensuring they are equipping their pupils for the future. Show more...

Baseline for TPL

Staff development needs to be meaningful and have a direct impact on pupils’ learning. Show more...

Careers Insights for Post-16 Pupils

Sonya Darcy tells us how Omagh CBS have successfully given career insights and given careers advice for subject options  all online. Show more...