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relation to funding for organisations delivering Extended, Outreach and Detached initiatives that no funding has been withdrawn and no decision or proposals have been taken to remove funding.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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18 Jan

Peter Weir continues to invest in Early Years Pathway Fund

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has announced new arrangements for the Early Years Pathway Fund.

The Pathway Fund replaced the Early Years Fund from April 2016 and is administered by Early Years – the organisation for Young Children (EYO). The Pathway Fund prioritises support in areas of disadvantage where there is little or no provision. (more…)

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