Category Archives: Education

Colleges NI: open for business

Colleges NI Chief Executive Gerard Campbell outlines the key role of Northern Ireland’s further education colleges in underpinning the development of the economy and looks at how the sector is now open...

Who’s who in education

A summary of key political figures and senior managers across education at all levels in Northern Ireland, including leaders of educational authorities, representative bodies, universities and colleges. Education Minister: John O’Dowd MLA...

Improving inner city education

A range of social problems have affected education in deprived areas for several decades. Two educationalists tell Peter Cheney about their experiences of working in inner city schools and how strong school-community...

Shared education: the story so far

As the shared education advisory group continues its work, Peter Cheney examines its remit and looks back over the origins of the current debate. Shared schooling in Northern Ireland has a long...

Integration in the classroom

Remembrance, sport, religion and music are some of the ‘live issues’ for teachers working out how to deliver integrated education. Peter Cheney considers how integration works out in practice in three different...

Community use of schools

Belfast Girls Model School principal Johnny Graham talks to Peter Cheney about how it used its new build to improve education in its community. Many schools across Northern Ireland are opening their...

Further and higher education overview

Latest figures show a slight increase in higher education enrolment levels in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland’s four higher education institutions consist of the University of Ulster, Queen’s University Belfast and two teacher...