The Department of Education has published a cross-departmental Children and Young People’s Strategy 2019-2029.
The strategy sets out a strategic framework for improving the well-being of children and young people in Northern Ireland. It outlines how all government departments, agencies and those who provide children’s services will work together to deliver better outcomes for all children and young people and links directly to the draft Programme for Government outcomes, primarily ‘we give our children and young people the best start in life’. (more…)Read More
There were magical scenes at Cliftonville Integrated Primary School yesterday (Wednesday 11 December) as P1 and P2 children shone in their nativity play in the presence of some VIP guests who have been supporting the thriving North Belfast school.
Parents, pupils and staff were joined by Baroness May Blood, Campaign Chair of the Integrated Education Fund, Alan Nappin of the ARN Foundation and Desmond Wilson of the Wilson Group. (more…)Read More
The Integrated Education Fund welcomes the publication of the latest briefing paper from the Ulster University UNESCO Centre, examining the cost of providing small rural schools of different sectors and setting out the cost of continuing duplication of provision.
The paper, Isolated Together: Pairs of Primary Schools Duplicating Provision, is the third in the Transforming Education series of briefing papers, whose publication is supported by the IEF and the Community Foundation NI. (more…)Read More
The Department of Education has announced the extension of member appointments to the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) and Diocesan Education Committees (DECs).
The term of extended appointments for existing members will be from 30 November 2019 until 29 November 2020 and are as follows: (more…)Read More
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – A major international study of educational achievement has been published today.
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) provides the opportunity to compare the achievement of 15-year-old pupils both internationally and across the UK.
PISA is a measure of young people’s ability to apply their knowledge to real life challenges involving reading, mathematics and science. (more…)Read More