18 Nov

House of Lords celebration for friends of the Fund

More than 100 high-profile supporters of the IEF gathered for a celebratory dinner at the House of Lords in Westminster last Tuesday (12 November).

The event, hosted by IEF Campaign Chair Baroness May Blood and Lord Dubs, was sponsored by the entrepreneur and long-standing supporter of integrated education, Tony Carson – son of comedian Frank Carson. (more…)

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12 Nov

Tenx9 ‘SCHOOL’: Nine people, 10 minutes each, true stories

The Integrated Education Fund is delighted to partner again with Tenx9 following the success of our event in Belfast in September. This time, we are changing the location and we are coming to Sandino’s Bar in Derry/Londonderry, with the theme of the night being ‘School’. Please join us there at 19.30 on Wednesday 04 December. (more…)

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11 Nov

Brian Mawhinney

The IEF was saddened to learn of the death of Lord Mawhinney, a staunch advocate for integrated education whose support was invaluable over many years.

Brian Mawhinney, as the Conservative Minister for Education in Northern Ireland, was instrumental in the creation and passing of the Education Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 1989. The Order placed a statutory duty on the Department of Education in respect of Integrated Education:
‘It shall be the duty of the Department to encourage and facilitate the development of integrated education, that is to say the education together at school of Protestant and Roman Catholic pupils’ (Education Reform (NI) Order 1989). (more…)

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8 Nov

Survey confirms support for integrated education in the Coleraine area

The IEF was delighted to present the result of a micro-poll on local education in Coleraine to an audience of parents, local representatives and teachers at the Lodge Hotel in the town on Wednesday (6 November). During October 2019, independent polling company LucidTalk carried out a micro-poll among parents in the area on behalf of the Fund.

The results confirm that a majority of parents questioned (73.9%) would like a school for their children which is openly welcoming to pupils from all sections of the community and that they would also be supportive of their local school becoming integrated (81.25%). (more…)

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4 Nov

Nominate your school for Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Awards

The Department of Education, in partnership with the Public Health Agency, is seeking examples of outstanding pastoral care in schools.

The Derrytrasna Pastoral Care Award provides recognition to school communities that have demonstrated exceptional co-operative effort in supporting the pastoral care of pupils. Schools that go above and beyond to make a real difference to their pupils lives. (more…)

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