5 May

Paul Newman’s Foundation provides Multi-Sensory Classroom for Maine Integrated Primary

Thanks to the support of the Newman’s Own Foundation, established by the late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, children with special educational needs at Maine Integrated Primary School are benefiting from specialist multi-sensory equipment.

The new facilities at the Randalstown  school were officially opened by Patricia Winter and Baroness May Blood, supporters of the Integrated Education Fund in Northern Ireland on Thursday (4 May 2017). Patricia’s husband, Burgess, kindly recommended the project to the board of the Foundation for their support. (more…)

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3 May

Visit Allianz Scarecrow Avenue at Garden Show Ireland in Antrim Castle Gardens

Lots of integrated primary schools will be showcasing their scarecrows at Allianz Scarecrow Avenue with a special category this year, “Legends of NI” in partnership with the Integrated Education Fund. Legends could be local sporting stars to great historical figures, the competition also has other categories open including the Scariest Scarecrow and the most eco-friendly scarecrow. (more…)

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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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