4 Aug

Return to the office

Return to the officeAs easing of the lock-down continues, the IEF is in the process of getting back on track, with our staff returning to work from furlough.

Our senior management team are back in the office putting in place the practical steps needed to ensure the safety of all our staff, and can be contacted on +44 (0)28 9069 4099 or by email.

We will continue to evaluate and monitor developments and be informed by government guidance and advice.

These remain challenging and uncertain times for everyone; however we will continue work with parents, pupils, supporters and donors so we can all get through this together.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely
Tina Merron

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24 Apr

A Message to Our Supporters

The IEF wishes all our friends and supporters well in these difficult and challenging times.

The Covid-19 crisis is having a significant impact on everyone and the IEF is no exception.

To keep everyone safe, and in line with social distancing guidelines, planned fundraising and parental engagement events have been cancelled and future events and activities will need to be rescheduled. Our advocacy, communications and grant work have all been equally impacted upon by the situation and, of course, schools remain closed. (more…)

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16 Mar

Parents say “Yes” to integrated education at Glengormley High School

The Integrated Education Fund was delighted with the strong parental support for integration at Glengormley High School, where a ballot has returned a resounding “Yes” vote for the school to begin the journey of working towards achieving integrated status.

Principal Ricky Massey declared himself thrilled with the result and thanked parents for their support and engagement in the process. Commenting on the next steps, he said,
“The Board of Governors, leadership and staff are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive outcome from our parental ballot and a very strong message of ‘Yes’ for integration.” (more…)

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11 Mar

Assembly agrees that education review is urgent

MLAs debated a motion yesterday (10 March) calling for the implementation of the independent review of education in NI as a matter of urgency. The New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) agreement contains a pledge to establish an external, independent review of education in Northern Ireland, encompassing all stages from early years to post-16 provision and beyond including Further Education and its interface with Higher Education.

The IEF was pleased to see that the NDNA paper pledged an independent review, which is something we have called for; research has also shown overwhelming public support for this. (more…)

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5 Mar

NI Education reform on the Table at Westminster

Senior figures from the IEF were in London yesterday (04 March 2020) where the Fund hosted a roundtable discussion focussing on the commitment in the New Decade, New Approach agreement to establish an external, independent review of education provision in Northern Ireland.

The event was supported and sponsored by Shadow Northern Ireland Minister, Karin Smyth MP, who was joined by MPs from across the political spectrum, including former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith MP. (more…)

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