You’re invited to join us for a conversation on isolated pairs of schools and sustainable education provision in rural areas.
Friday, 28 February 2020
10:00am – 1:00pm
Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre
26 Market Square
Dungannon BT70 1AB
Ulster University’s Transforming Education project has recently produced a briefing paper called “Isolated Together: Pairs of Primary Schools Duplicating Provision”. The report highlights the need to look at education provision in areas where there are pairs of schools of different management types, i.e. where a Controlled and a Catholic Maintained primary school are located within 1 mile of each other and at least 3 miles away from alternative provision. The report suggests: “Were these schools to find arrangements to remove duplication and to become more sustainable they would be more likely to avoid closures, to the benefit of all sides of the local communities.” (more…)Read More