7 Feb

Keep children safe online – Peter Weir

With the increasing use of digital technology, and social media in particular, it is vital that our young people are aware of the potential dangers online and understand how to keep themselves safe and be responsible. Millions of photos and messages are exchanged online each day and can be overwhelming for young minds. (more…)

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25 Jan

Youth sector funding has not been removed – Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir has expressed his concern that the issue of funding for the youth sector is being used to cause unnecessary anxiety for those working in the area.

Peter Weir said: “I made it clear yesterday that in relation to funding for organisations delivering Extended, Outreach and Detached initiatives that no funding has been withdrawn and no decision or proposals have been taken to remove funding. This is an annual exercise which has been carried out by the Education Authority and which has not received this level of attention before. (more…)

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19 Jan

Education Committee publishes response to the draft Programme for Government

The public consultation on the draft Programme for Government closed on 23 December 2016.  As part of this process, in November last year, the Committee for Education took evidence from the Department for Education and hosted a seminar for stakeholders to discuss the sections of the PfG relating to education

A copy of the Committee for Education’s response to the Executive’s Draft PfG 2016-21 can be accessed here.

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