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The State of Education

  Source: Annual enrolments at schools and in funded pre-school education in Northern Ireland, 2015/16, Department of Education.

Lifelong learners

Continuing professional development (CPD) is the means by which dedicated professionals can seek to enhance their existing skillset. Stranmillis University College’s vision is of “leading innovative professional practice” and this is clearly...

Lessons from academic selection

Northern Ireland continues to retain a virtually unique system of testing for the transition between primary and post-primary education. agendaNi examines academic selection. Academic selection has been a source of contention since...

Who’s who in education

A look at the key players in the education sector. Education Minister: Peter Weir, MLA A barrister by profession Peter Weir was originally elected as an Ulster Unionist back in 1998. Following...

Immersed in Irish

From acorns grow mighty trees. That is the hope, at least, of the Irish Medium sector in the oak leaf county. Ciarán Galway visits Gaelcholáiste Dhoire. Dungiven Castle, an imposing early 19th...

Performance in STEM

A skilled workforce in Northern Ireland has been highlighted as a major necessity in developing the local economy in a post-Brexit era, with that in mind agendaNi analyses the current performance of...

Curriculum: the big picture

Now into a sixth year since its full implementation, the is firmly established. agendaNi outlines its journey to becoming a curriculum for the 21st century. Curriculum is a complex concept with a...

The teaching workforce

  agendaNi outlines the latest annual statistics released by the Department of Education relating to teachers working in grant-aided schools. The most striking statistic to come out of the figures for 2015/16...

A digital philosophy

CEO of Enterprise Shared Services, Paul Wickens talks to 
Owen McQuade about digital transformation. With over 20 citizen-facing services becoming digital there is now an ambition to deliver further transformation right across...