Together: Celebrating Diversity in Our Schools

Summary Report

January 25, 2024


19 September 2023 | Malone House, Belfast

Northern Ireland is becoming an increasingly diverse society, and many schools are striving to celebrate that diversity in their everyday pratice. As part of Good Relations Week 2023, the Integrated Education Fund (IEF) brought together a variety of organisations and schools to share effective practice on diversity and inclusion but also to highlight where there may be room for improvement.

We’d like to extend our huge thanks to Peter Osborne (IEF Chair) for chairing the event and to all the contributors:

Eileen Chan-Hu, CRAIC NI
Kate Diamond, Solás
Mark Douglas, Botanic Primary School
Jo McParland, Cara-Friend
Catherine McHugh, St Patrick’s College Dungannon
Susan Jones, Fort Hill Integrated Primary School
Lisa Dietrich, Community Relations in Schools
Sean McNamee, St Paul’s Primary School Belfast
Mary Potter, Council for Integrated Education
Eimear McKeown joined by pupils, New-Bridge Integrated College
Portadown Integrated Primary School

Event participants represented a range of organisations and sectors and we are grateful for everyone’s contributions to discussion and feedback throughout the day.

A summary of key points from the presentations, participant discussions and the feedback is included below.

For more information about the event, please contact: | 028 9069 4099


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