11 Apr

Education Authority publish second annual area planning action plan

In April last year, Education Authority (EA) published Providing Pathways – A Strategic Area Plan for School Provision 2017-2020. The 2018-19 action plan, published today, is the second of three accompanying annual plans which identify the schemes to be brought forward over the next 12 months.

The plan has been produced in partnership with the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS), Comhairle na Gaelscolaíochta (CnaG), the Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE), the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC), Governing Bodies Association (GBA), and the Catholic Schools’ Trustee Service. (more…)

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29 Mar

Join us for Coffee and Conversation

We are hosting a number of initial Coffee and Conversation informal drop in sessions across East Belfast during April. We’ve received some great feedback recently and are keen to continue having conversations with people in East Belfast regarding integrated education and the potential to explore this in the area.

We realise that people are busy but we hope you can join us at one of these! The sessions will be informal with a flexible start/finish time and people are welcome for tea/coffee, a bun and a chat. (more…)

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27 Mar

Walking in each other’s shoes

Forge Integrated Primary School along with two other schools in Belfast recently completed an innovative project Walking in each other’s shoes funded by the Integrated Education Fund / Pears Foundation. (more…)

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26 Mar

Ulster Carpets’ charity supports Brownlow IC pupils on their path to achievement

Young people at Brownlow Integrated College in Craigavon are to benefit from a targeted Pupil and Parenting Programme along with counselling support, thanks to help from the John Wilson Memorial Trust.

Representatives of the John Wilson Memorial Trust, which was set up by Ulster Carpets,  joined Baroness May Blood MBE (IEF Campaign Chair) at Brownlow Integrated College last Thursday (22 March). Trustee Caroline Somerville presented £20,000 to fund the college’s pastoral care service, as well as to help with a project to strengthen home/school links. (more…)

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23 Mar

First steps to success guided by new partnership

Leading lights of tech business start-ups gave a master class to ambitious students from integrated colleges in Northern Ireland when the IEF Carson Awards Programme teamed up with Ormeau Baths Belfast and Young Enterprise NI (YENI) in a unique partnership. The event was designed to enhance learning by taking the lesson out of the classroom. Around 60 pupils from Blackwater, Priory and Strangford Integrated Colleges gathered to benefit from the expertise of some of the brightest stars in the digital technology sector. (more…)

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