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Early Years

Early Years Projects offer a stimulating and caring educational environment for children with severe and complex special educational needs. The projects currently run in all five of the Boards Special Schools:- Ceara School, Lurgan, Donard School, Banbridge, Lisanally School, Armagh, Rathore School, Newry and Sperrinview Special School, Dungannon. Children placed in Early Years Projects will have access to specialist teaching, classroom assistance, specialist equipment and home to school transport on the recommendation of the Consultant Community Paediatrician.

Applications for a limited number of places in Early Years Projects are made on behalf of parents by Educational Psychologists and Community Paediatricians. Priority is given to children who have reached their 3rd birthday on or before 1st September of the year of entry.

The Board will normally seek the agreement of parents to carry out a statutory assessment of their child’s special educational needs during the time their child is placed in an Early Years Project.


NameJob TitleContact Number
Brenda RiceAssistant Principal Officer028 3751 2246
Cherry CrozierAssistant Advisory Officer028 3751 2211
Sheena GormanAssistant Principal Officer028 3751 2225



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The Southern Education and Library Board (the ‘Board’) was established as part of Local Government reorganisation in 1973 and is the largest of the five area Boards. The Board's principle functions are the provision of education and youth services to the District Council areas of Armagh, Banbridge, Cookstown, Craigavon, Dungannon & South Tyrone and Newry & Mourne. It spans 1,450 square miles with a total population of approximately 390,300 including 75,767 pupils.


3 Charlemont Place, The Mall, Armagh, BT61 9AX.
Telephone number: 028 3751 2200 | Email: info@eani.org.uk