Category Archives: Education

Inner city junior highs

Michele Marken discusses her ideas for improving achievement in Protestant working class areas with Peter Cheney. The flag and parading disputes have focused media attention on loyalist areas over the last year...

Colleges: a key economic driver

Gerry Campbell, Chief Executive of Colleges Northern Ireland, talks to Owen McQuade about the sector’s contribution to skills, research and employment, and how colleges have used reform as an opportunity to improve...

Youth unemployment

20,000 young people in Northern Ireland are without work and outside the education system. Peter Cheney talks to Ryan about life on the dole. Youth unemployment is a sign of the times...

Exam reform takes shape

Northern Ireland’s exams review is continuing after Education Secretary Michael Gove decided to retain GCSEs. Local decisions are expected after the summer. The future shape of Northern Ireland’s GCSE and A-levels is...

Delivering progress on integration

The Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) puts forward its support for Alliance’s shared future blueprint. The Alliance Party in its recent document ‘Blueprint to deliver change for everyone’ has refocused...

NEET strategy structures in place

The Executive’s youth unemployment strategy is starting to deliver, with the formation of two groups to co-ordinate the response from government and new funding to tackle the problem. An advisory group on...