Category Archives: Education

PlayBoard: driving the play agenda

PlayBoard is an independent charity which promotes best practice in play and playwork. The organisation provides advice, guidance and training to support all those who have an interest in, or whom have...

Progress on childcare

Employers For Childcare Charitable Group broadly welcomes the arrival of the Northern Ireland Executive’s Programme for Affordable and Integrated Childcare. ‘Bright Start’, the Strategic Framework and Key First Actions, is the precursor...

NCB events focus on child investment

Children’s charity NCB Northern Ireland plans to host a series of events to increase understanding about when to invest in a child’s life for maximum impact. Speakers will include Steve Aos (Washington...

Education: thinking outside the box

Sir Robert Salisbury has been commended for turning round the Garibaldi School, a failing post-primary in Nottinghamshire, and has reviewed education policy in Northern Ireland. He shares his thoughts on improving the...

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...