The EA recognises the need to provide Assisted Digital Support for some parents/guardians who want to apply online for a pre-school or primary place.
Some Parents/guardians may need assisted digital support, if they lack:
* trust in the service or the internet
* confidence to use an online service themselves
* access to the internet
* digital skills
* motivation to overcome these barriers on their own
To help parents/guardians overcome these barriers the EA is hosting a number of Digital Admission Clinics. These clinics are being targeted at areas where there is a high number of newcomer families, high levels of social disadvantage and localities with poor access to broadband.
The clinics will operate on a drop in basis and will parents will be assisted in making their online application for a pre-school or primary place. Depending on their wishes/skills this could range from creation of an email address to submission of an application. In addition varying levels of translation services can be accessed at the clinics.
Details of clinics will be available on the EA website and the schedule will be updated regularly at www.eani.org.uk/clinicsforparents as further clinics are arranged.
The following session has been arranged for Portadown, on Thursday, 17 January, please feel free to share on your Facebook page or website and also to inform any prospective applicants that you may be aware of.
DATE: Thursday, 17 January 2019
VENUE: Portadown Library, Church St, Portadown BT62 3LQ
TIME: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm