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  • Draft Circular Economy Strategy for Northern Ireland

    We are consulting on the draft Circular Economy Strategy for Northern Ireland which aims to transition our Linear Economy to a Circular Economy, where business, people and planet flourish. Adopting a circular mindset throughout society and business will be essential to a successful... More
    Opened 9 January 2023
  • Principles for Vocational Qualifications in Northern Ireland

    Purpose of this consultation: Vocational qualifications are the foundations upon which our vocational education and skills system is built. They are delivered in FE colleges, schools (including Irish Medium schools), private training organisations, the community and voluntary sector and... More
    Opened 15 December 2022
  • Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award 2023

    The Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award was created by the Department of Education in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA) in 2014. The annual award is for school communities that have demonstrated exceptional pastoral care for the emotional health and wellbeing of pupils. It is named... More
    Opened 24 October 2022
  • Every Child: Department of Education's Draft Corporate Plan 2023-28

    The Department of Education is seeking views on its draft 2023-2028 Corporate Plan. The Corporate Plan will set our strategic focus over the next five years and, working in partnership with stakeholders, it will help us make a difference and improve outcomes for children and young... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Safe Resumption Survey – Student Survey

    The Department for the Economy (DfE) is carrying out a survey of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to the Further Education Sector. We are particularly interested in the views of students who attended a Further Education College or a Training Provider between March 2020 and... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Safe Resumption Survey

    The Department for the Economy (DfE) is carrying out a survey of its response to the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to the Further Education Sector. We are contacting you in the hope that you will provide some valuable insight into this area. We would therefore be grateful if you would take... More
    Opened 20 September 2022
  • Department of Education Consultation on Period Products (Free Provision) Regulations

    The Department of Education (DE) is consulting with its 'Public Service Bodies' and also welcomes views from its wider stakeholder base. The Consultation relates to proposals for Regulations (secondary legislation) that DE has to have in place by 11 May 2023, under the Period Products (Free... More
    Opened 22 August 2022
  • Careers Service: Health Trust Webinar Feedback

    The Department for Economy’s Careers Service offers impartial and personalised advice and guidance on an all-age basis, provided by professionally qualified advisers. Careers advisers support individuals to make informed decisions including advice about the opportunities available in... More
    Opened 16 June 2022
  • Consultation on the Functions Delivered by the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland

    The Minister of Education announced, to the Northern Ireland Assembly on 13 December 2021, her decision to seek the dissolution of the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland (GTCNI), the organisation currently established by statute to be the professional body for teachers. In her... More
    Opened 13 June 2022
  • School Governor Survey

    For the attention of School Leaders, School Governors and other education organisations. More
    Opened 26 April 2022
  • Northern Ireland School Meals Uptake Statistics – User Survey

    The Department of Education publish annual Official Statistics on the uptake of school meals in Northern Ireland ( School Meals Statistical Bulletins - DE Website ). This purpose of this survey is to help identify the users of these statistics, better understand who they are, assess... More
    Opened 7 February 2022
  • Independent Review of Education - Initial request for views

    Thank you for your interest in the Independent Review of Education. We have been appointed to review most aspects of education in Northern Ireland. This work was identified as a key priority within the New Decade, New Approach agreement. Our review is... More
    Opened 9 December 2021
  • Board of Governors Reconstitution

    For the attention of School Leaders and Board of Governors at Controlled and Maintained Schools More
    Opened 9 June 2021
  • Pre-School Education - Review of the Statutory Criteria for Pre-School Education Admissions and Pre-School Session Times

    This consultation invites views on the current legislative requirement that all pre-school education settings must prioritise children from "socially disadvantaged circumstances" in their admission criteria. It also invites views on the implications of standardising pre-school education session... More
    Opened 19 April 2021
  • Educational Underachievement - Give us your views

    On 28 July 2020, Education Minister, Peter Weir, MLA, announced the appointment of an Expert Panel to examine the links between educational underachievement and social disadvantage. The panel has been established under the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ agreement which set... More
    Opened 14 September 2020
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