Category Archives: Education

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...

Invest early to make an impact

Two reports into early intervention in West Belfast help to make the case for the concept in government. Across the Northern Ireland policy agenda, there is an increasing focus on the importance...