Category Archives: Education

Social media pressures

A recent study by the University of Glasgow suggests social media pressures cause teenagers to suffer anxiety and depression. Young people are experiencing depression, anxiety, and sleep deprivation because they feel a...

One in five children unable to read

Report finds one in five children in Northern Ireland leave primary school unable to read. A recent report by Save the Children finds that children experiencing poverty are more likely to fail...

Anti-Bullying Bill introduced

Education Minister, John O’Dowd MLA hopes to pass legislation before the Executive’s mandate expires. Education Minister, John O’Dowd MLA has introduced a Bill to the Northern Ireland Assembly that will attempt to...

OECD apologises to Northern Ireland’s students

A report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development wrongly claimed students from Northern Ireland’s universities have some of the world’s worst literacy and numeracy skills. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation...

Screen time and children

A recent survey suggests that many parents find it hard to get their children away from screens. A recent survey published by children’s charity Action for Children found almost one in four...

Delivering an education system for all

Education Minister John O’Dowd MLA puts forward the case for joined up education. This collaboration between schools, employers and parents is, in his view, the best way to raise educational attainment for...

Educating, shaping and enriching society

Stranmillis University College outlines how it impacts society through excellence in teaching, scholarship and research.   Since it was established in 1922 “to provide teacher training for Northern Ireland”, Stranmillis University College...

Improving inspections

Noelle Buick Chief Inspector at the Education and Training Inspectorate explains her desire to make our education system work for every child.   Noelle Buick, Chief Inspector at the Education and Training...

Exam results trends

A summary of the 2014 GCSE, AS and A-level results.   GCSE The Department of Education’s most recent headline results for state examinations cover 2014. The number of students who took GCSE...