Category Archives: Education

Draft area plans for post-primary education

After consultation with the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) and other representative bodies, the five education and library boards have published draft area plans for post-primary school provision. agendaNi outlines current...

‘Value added’ learning

Communications and maths skills assessments have formed part of the Department of Education’s response to poor literacy. Assessment arrangements have been introduced in schools for the crosscurricular skills of communications and using...

NCB: improving outcomes for children

NCB Northern Ireland Director Celine McStravick outlines how its work is helping to meet the needs of children and young people. NCB is a research and development charity, which works to improve...

Rising joblessness

MLAs and business leaders are seeking bolder action after unemployment rose by 8,000 in three months. Rising joblessness has prompted calls for an urgent re-think of the Executive’s economic policies.  The official...