15 Sep

James Nesbitt launches the Integrated Education Alumni Association

Past pupils of integrated schools in Northern Ireland were joined by Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt at a special reception in London (11th Sept) to celebrate the launch of the Integrated Education Alumni Association. This event, at The King’s Head in Shoreditch, brought together former pupils of integrated schools who are now living in London and are passionate about the cause of integrated education. (more…)

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12 Sep

Streamlining or segregating? – Latest plans for NI education

The Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has announced that the Executive has agreed to move forward with the establishment of a single Education and Library Board as part of the Department of Education’s urgent mission to streamline administration of the service.

The single Board replaces the proposed Education and Skills Authority (ESA) which was to have brought all sectors together to deliver education across Northern Ireland. However, after the Executive failed to reach agreement on the form and structure of ESA, the Minister was forced to find an alternative as part of the government’s commitment to reform of public administration.

Alongside the new ELB, there will be a new body to represent the interests of the Controlled sector. There has been no announcement as yet as to the makeup of this body but it is understood it will include members of the Protestant churches’ Transferors Representatives Council. (more…)

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10 Sep

Education Minister announces the establishment of a single Education and Library Board

The Education Minister, John O’Dowd, has announced that the Executive has agreed to move forward with the establishment of a single Education and Library Board as part of the Department of Education’s urgent mission to streamline administration of the service.

The single Board replaces the proposed Education and Skills Authority (ESA) which was to have brought all sectors together to deliver education across Northern Ireland. However after the Executive failed to reach agreement on the form and structure of ESA the Minister was forced to find an alternative as part of the government’s commitment to reform of public administration. (more…)

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2 Sep

Global focus for Glengormley IPS in British Council International Schools Award scheme

Congratulations to Glengormley Integrated Primary School on achieving the Advanced Level International Schools Award (ISA) from the British Council. Conferring the award, the assessors praised the school’s own impact evaluation of their activities, saying it stood out as being balanced and well presented.

The judges added “… it is very encouraging to see how your activity is completely cross-curricular… Your school is an excellent example of how to guide your international work through a clearly planned, directed and delivered set of activities across a logical cross-curricular platform.” (more…)

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1 Sep

Meeting the demand for integration: additional pupils at integrated schools

As the new academic year begins, integrated schools around Northern Ireland are welcoming new pupils; with increased enrolments at several schools, more families are being offered the chance to experience integrated education.

Enniskillen Integrated Primary School and Millennium Integrated Primary School are doubling their intake at P1 this term, with Millennium IPS also offering 26 more part-time places at nursery level. In Cookstown, Phoenix Integrated Primary School has been permitted 26 additional part-time places in its nursery and Omagh Integrated Primary School has been given permission to accept all 64 applicants to P1, representing an increase of 13 places. (more…)

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29 Aug

Youth events – Have Your Say


Are you aged 16-25? What do you think about our education system, our employment situation or your prospects for the future? It is time for you to HAVE YOUR SAY!

We want to hear what you have to say about the segregated nature of our society and what Northern Ireland might look like in the future. Should we all be living and learning together? Is our segregated education system hurting our economy and job opportunities? (more…)

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