16 Apr

Alternative way ahead for education revealed at Stormont

Children have handed Stormont politicians a radical plan for the future of the NI education system.  Keisha Fee and Jamie Nesbitt, from Mallusk Integrated Primary School, presented the Integrated Education Fund’s Alternative Manifesto to politicians at Stormont on Monday (16 April 2018).

Guests at the launch also included educationalists and planners as well as academics and representatives of teaching unions. (more…)

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13 Apr

Irish American Partnership digs deep to help young gardeners at Cliftonville IPS

Children at Cliftonville Integrated Primary School will be taking some lessons out of the classroom thanks to generous support from the Irish American Partnership. A donation of $10,000 will help the inner city school to develop an outdoor learning space and a gardening club which will also be used by parents and the wider community.

The gift was secured for the school by the Integrated Education Fund.  Sir Bruce Robinson of the IAP joined Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the IEF, to present a cheque to Cliftonville IPS Principal Bill Fletcher on Thursday (12 April 2018). (more…)

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12 Apr

School Meals in Northern Ireland 2017/18 Statistical Bulletin

The Department of Education today published the 2017/18 School Meals in Northern Ireland Statistical Bulletin.

The purpose of the statistical bulletin is to provide results of the annual data collection relating to the uptake of school meals in Northern Ireland schools in 2017/18, this data collection is commonly known as the school meals census. (more…)

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11 Apr

Education Authority publish second annual area planning action plan

In April last year, Education Authority (EA) published Providing Pathways – A Strategic Area Plan for School Provision 2017-2020. The 2018-19 action plan, published today, is the second of three accompanying annual plans which identify the schemes to be brought forward over the next 12 months.

The plan has been produced in partnership with the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS), Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (CnaG), the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE), the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC), Governing Bodies Association (GBA), and the Catholic Schools’ Trustee Service. (more…)

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29 Mar

Join us for Coffee and Conversation

We are hosting a number of initial Coffee and Conversation informal drop in sessions across East Belfast during April. We’ve received some great feedback recently and are keen to continue having conversations with people in East Belfast regarding integrated education and the potential to explore this in the area.

We realise that people are busy but we hope you can join us at one of these! The sessions will be informal with a flexible start/finish time and people are welcome for tea/coffee, a bun and a chat. (more…)

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