28 Apr

Education Authority publishes area plans for schools in Northern Ireland

The Education Authority has published area-based action plans for the schools system in Northern Ireland. The outline proposals, revealed today (Friday 28 April) follow consultation on the EA’s strategic plan, Providing Pathways. They identify education needs in individual local government areas and list schools where action is deemed necessary to improve the service.  (more…)

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27 Apr

Alderman Deborah Girvan invites you to join her for a Charity Ball

The Integrated Education Fund is delighted to share news of a Charity Ball hosted by Mayor of Ards and North Down Borough Council, Alderman Deborah Girvan.  The special event takes place on Saturday 27 May at the Clandeboye Lodge Hotel, Bangor.

The Fund is honoured to be one of the Mayor’s charities for her year in office, alongside the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and the Samaritans.  (more…)

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27 Apr

Year 12 and Year 14 Examination Performance at Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland

The Department of Education today published Statistical Bulletin 5/2017 Year 12 and Year 14 Examination Performance at Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland.

This statistical bulletin presents an analysis of examination performance of pupils in year 12 and year 14 at post-primary schools in Northern Ireland for the 2015/16 academic year. The bulletin includes information on examination performance by gender, sector, and free school meal entitlement. (more…)

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7 Apr

Broken promises and forgotten commitments

From Marie Cowan, Chair Integrated Education Fund

Whilst ordinary citizens – taxpayers, voters, civic stakeholders – await the formation of a government for Northern Ireland and the presentation of a budget, the scant news we hear from the negotiations is all about sticking points and red lines, broken promises and ‘forgotten’ commitments. (more…)

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4 Apr

Carhill IPS celebrates their anniversary with the local community

Congratulations to the community at Carhill IPS who are celebrating 25 years of integration.  The school began the move to become formally integrated a quarter of a century ago and the pupils marked the anniversary by taking to the streets of Garvagh last Monday (27 March) to share the occasion and build relationships across the community. (more…)

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28 Mar

Hazelwood IC sets the bar high at Mock Trials competition

A team of senior students at Hazelwood Integrated College won through to the finals of the Bar Mock Trials competition, in their first year of entering!

The dedication of the 15 pupils, who studied and practised after school, saw them beat off stiff competition in the legal skills contest. They were named winners of the NW heat in the Northern Ireland section of the contest. Congratulations also go to St Dominic’s Grammar School who won the Belfast heat. The UK finals were held in the Royal Courts of Justice, London, last Saturday (25 March). (more…)

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