4 Dec

Research highlights the cost of duplicating rural primary provision

The Integrated Education Fund welcomes the publication of the latest briefing paper from the Ulster University UNESCO Centre, examining the cost of providing small rural schools of different sectors and setting out the cost of continuing duplication of provision.

The paper, Isolated Together: Pairs of Primary Schools Duplicating Provision, is the third in the Transforming Education series of briefing papers, whose publication is supported by the IEF and the Community Foundation NI. (more…)

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3 Dec

Publication of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – A major international study of educational achievement has been published today.

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides the opportunity to compare the achievement of 15-year-old pupils both internationally and across the UK.

PISA is a measure of young people’s ability to apply their knowledge to real life challenges involving reading, mathematics and science. (more…)

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18 Nov

House of Lords celebration for friends of the Fund

More than 100 high-profile supporters of the IEF gathered for a celebratory dinner at the House of Lords in Westminster last Tuesday (12 November).

The event, hosted by IEF Campaign Chair Baroness May Blood and Lord Dubs, was sponsored by the entrepreneur and long-standing supporter of integrated education, Tony Carson – son of comedian Frank Carson. (more…)

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12 Nov

Tenx9 ‘SCHOOL’: Nine people, 10 minutes each, true stories

The Integrated Education Fund is delighted to partner again with Tenx9 following the success of our event in Belfast in September. This time, we are changing the location and we are coming to Sandino’s Bar in Derry/Londonderry, with the theme of the night being ‘School’. Please join us there at 19.30 on Wednesday 04 December. (more…)

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11 Nov

Brian Mawhinney

The IEF was saddened to learn of the death of Lord Mawhinney, a staunch advocate for integrated education whose support was invaluable over many years.

Brian Mawhinney, as the Conservative Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, was instrumental in the creation and passing of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. The Order placed a statutory duty on the Department of Education in respect of Integrated Education:
‘It shall be the duty of the Department to encourage and facilitate the development of integrated education, that is to say the education together at school of Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils’ (Education Reform (NI) Order 1989). (more…)

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