19 Feb

Drumragh Integrated College to admit more students after long campaign

Drumragh Integrated College, in Omagh, is to expand from September after the DE (Department of Education) approved a proposal to welcome more pupils at Year 8 and at sixth form.  The DE has permitted an increased admission of nine places from 96 to 105  – slightly fewer than the College had requested – with the sixth form provision increasing from 100 to 120 students. This will eventually bring the overall enrolment at Drumragh IC to 645. (more…)

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31 Jan

Schools told that “Integration Works” as DE issues new guide

Schools considering becoming integrated can get new help and insight into the process thanks to a new Department of Education official guide.

The Department’s new booklet, Integration Works, will be distributed to school principals and governors throughout Northern Ireland.    Any school in Northern Ireland, except Special Schools or hospital schools, can apply to go through the process, termed “transformation”, to develop integrated status. (more…)

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30 Jan

Integration Works Event for Northern Ireland Schools

The Department of Education has produced new guidance, Integration Works to support schools that wish to consider transformation to integrated status. NICIE, in partnership with the IEF, will be hosting an information event for principals, teaching staff, governors, parents and the wider community who wish to find out more about the transformation process. (more…)

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29 Jan

Shadow Secretary of State sees integration in action at Hazelwood IPS

Hazelwood Integrated Primary School was delighted to welcome a special guest on Friday (26 January), when the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Owen Smith MP, visited.

Mr Smith was greeted at the North Belfast school by pupils and the principal, Patricia Murtagh, along with Roisin Marshall of the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) and Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the Integrated Education Fund (IEF). He also met Stuart Irwin, an active member of the integrated AlumNI organisation and a past pupil of Hazelwood Integrated College. (more…)

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25 Jan

NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY): Recruitment for new Youth Panel members

Letter from NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY)

NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY): Recruitment for new Youth Panel members

The NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) is seeking new members for her NICCY Youth Panel.  This is a group of young people who advise the Commissioner on key issues and assist her in her work of safeguarding and promoting the rights and best interests of children and young people. (more…)

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