21 Jun

NI Children’s Commissioner calls for education reform

The NI Commissioner for Children and Young People, Koulla Yiasouma, has today (Thursday 21 June) published her review of the state of children’s rights and how the government complies with the UN Commission on the Rights of the Child.  The ‘Statement on Children’s Rights in Northern Ireland’ also highlights nine specific areas prioritised by NICCY as needing urgent improvement. (more…)

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14 Jun

Teacher workforce statistics and teacher vacancies, sickness absence and substitution statistics published

The Department of Education has published two statistical bulletins today.

They are the ‘Teacher workforce statistics in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland, 2017/18’ and ‘Teacher vacancies, sickness absence and substitution statistics in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland, 2017/18’.

These statistical bulletins provide analysis of the latest annual data collections in relation to teacher numbers, pupil: teacher ratios, teacher vacancies, teacher sickness absence and teacher substitution costs in grant-aided schools in 2017/18. (more…)

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8 Jun

Vision for the future of education launched at Stormont

Politicians, business leaders, campaigners and civic influencers gathered at Stormont House yesterday evening (Thursday 07 June) where the IEF hosted a reception and presented our far-reaching plan for the future of the NI education system.

Sailesh Vara MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, joined guests at the historic building for the launch of the Fund’s new strategic vision document, entitled Integration Works for Everybody. (more…)

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4 Jun

New nursery for Oakwood IPS from next year

Oakwood Integrated Primary School, in Dunmurry, is celebrating the news that it will be able offer statutory nursery education next year, after the Department of Education announced that the existing playgroup could become a nursery with 26 part-time places. (more…)

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