4 Jul

Kellie Armstrong says nomination of integrated education groups well deserved

Alliance Integrated Education spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has said a joint nomination of the Integrated Education Fund and Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education for the Nobel Peace Prize is well-deserved recognition of both organisations.

The nomination of the IEF and NICIE for the prestigious award was made by a number of MPs, TDs and MEPs, along with academics in America and Canada. The winner will be revealed in October. (more…)

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18 Jun

DUP calls for reduction of burden on schools

The DUP launched a policy consultation paper aimed at creating a more supportive and sensible environment for schools to help ease the pressures faced within education at this difficult time.

“Reducing the Burden” was launched by the Party’s Education spokesperson Peter Weir.

Commenting, the Strangford MLA said, “This policy paper covers a range of issues from actions to reduce bureaucracy, recast school inspection, and supporting leadership, professional development and governance, and makes 22 recommendations in total. (more…)

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25 Mar

DUP Education Spokesperson Peter Weir MLA has launched proposals to tackle the schools funding crisis.

DUP Education Spokesperson Peter Weir MLA has launched proposals to tackle the schools funding crisis. The ‘Frontline First’ proposals are a package aimed at resolving the crisis faced by schools.

Commenting on the proposals, the Strangford MLA said,
“Government has a key responsibility to ensure our children are given the best start and the chance to develop to their full potential. Education is key to unlocking that potential, and despite the great efforts of our school leaders, teachers, students and parents that has been hampered by the financial position schools currently find themselves in. We believe it is critical not only that adequate resources are allocated to education but also to target this to frontline services. (more…)

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23 Aug

Peter Weir Welcomes Success of Local Pupils in GCSE Results

Statement by Peter Weir DUP Education spokesman;

“I welcome the news of the success of our local students in their GCSE results. These have yet again improved with over 81% of Northern Ireland GCSE entries achieving A* to C grade. By contrast in England and Wales only 67% of exams obtained a 9-4 grade, the equivalent of a pass here. Northern Ireland continues to lead the way in exam success. The hard work of our students, teachers and parents are to be commended and they should take time today to celebrate. (more…)

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