Category Archives: Education

Shared campuses planned

agendaNi previews the first three new projects under the Shared Educational Campus Programme. The concept of a shared campus was formally launched in Omagh five years ago and will now be rolled...

Time to end segregation

Encouraging schools to seek integrated status, backed up by clear targets, will break down the major fault-line in our education system. The focus and controversy over the administration of education, now resolved...

Planning the school estate

agendaNi sums up the trends for school numbers and the criteria used to assess viability. Just over 100 schools have closed or amalgamated with others in Northern Ireland over the last 10...

A STEM snapshot

agendaNi analyses the latest GCSE trends for science, technology, engineering and maths. STEM subjects are covered by 11 GCSEs, examined by five different awarding bodies. Maths has the largest intake, as a...

Careers focus for Assembly committee

MLAs on the Employment and Learning Committee have proposed reforms for careers education after listening to complaints from young people and businesses. agendaNi sums up its suggestions. While the Assembly’s Employment and...

Meeting skills needs in challenging times

Northern Ireland’s Colleges are making an important economic contribution In November 2013, students from across the six regional Further Education (FE) Colleges took part in the Skills Show in Birmingham which is...

Tackling economic inactivity

Northern Ireland’s high proportion of adults outside the workforce has held back economic progress over the last 30 years. Peter Cheney examines the scale of the problem and first strategy aimed at...