Category Archives: Education

PlayBoard: putting play on the agenda

An outline of the organisation’s work and how play can be encouraged by government policy. Who are PlayBoard? PlayBoard is Northern Ireland’s lead NGO for children’s play and as such the organisation...

Skills in the ESA

The Department of Education will continue to cut spending in management and support services until the Education and Skills Authority is established in 2013. It will have a limited remit in the...

A skilled economy

A summary of draft Programme for Government and related targets. Increase the proportion of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who achieve at least five GCSEs at A*-C or equivalent including GCSEs in...

Skills progress update

Unemployment continues to be the impetus for gaining relevant skills through government-funded courses or full-time education. “Skills are important, whether you’re talking about some of the more immediate problems [of] basic employability...

Analysis

After a disappointing start, devolution has to deliver in this Assembly term. Peter Cheney scrutinises the draft Programme for Government. Ministers have insisted they will deliver on the new Programme for Government,...