23 Jun

Sperrin IC are Ulster Cup Champions

History was made when Sperrin College, Magherafelt won the Year 8 Oisin McGrath Cup in sunny Belfast, winning not only Sperrin’s  first Ulster Colleges title but a first for an Integrated College at this level. (more…)

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19 Jun

Our education system should be subject to a review, says Chris Lyttle

Northern Ireland’s education system should be subject to a systematic review to ensure we are providing the best experience for children, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle has said.

Mr Lyttle said the recent move by 146 school principals to sign a letter calling for an immediate increase of seven per cent in school budgets showed how precarious the sector was. The letter was sent to Secretary of State James Brokenshire, education officials and the DUP and Sinn Fein. (more…)

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15 Jun

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

The Department of Education published two publications today: ‘Teacher workforce statistics in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland, 2016/17’ and ‘Teacher vacancies, sickness absence and substitution statistics in grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland, 2016/17’.

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 2016/17. (more…)

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