Category Archives: Education

Keeping education sustainable

Following the publication of the Northern Ireland Audit Office’s (NIAO) report on the Sustainability of Schools Adam Morton highlights its key findings.   The NIAO recently published its report on the sustainability...

Guiding young people into work

Careers guidance is being adapted so that young people seeking further education or employment can better meet the needs of the region’s changing economy. Difficulties being raised over the structure and effectiveness...

Our People, Our Journey

The Housing Executive’s Director of Corporate Services, Trevor McCartney, explains how a healthy and well-skilled workforce is making a difference to tenants and customers. For the first time in our 44-year history,...

A place for business in education

Education Authority Chief Executive Gavin Boyd draws on his private sector experience in his thinking about the future of schools. He talks to Peter Cheney about how the two sectors can best...

Capitalising on corporation tax

A robust skills base could unlock new opportunities for investment. While receiving broad support from many quarters, it is generally accepted that a reduction in corporation tax is not a panacea for...

Skills build economic success

Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry explains how Northern Ireland’s skills and apprenticeships strategies are giving the region a new economic edge. My department has a key role to play in...

How well do we safeguard children?

The Safeguarding Board asks “are we doing the right thing” for children as opposed to “doing things right.” The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) was established with the task of co-ordinating...

Fighting exploitation

Kathleen Marshall’s report into child sexual exploitation calls for renewed action by the health, education and justice services. A disturbing report into the sexual exploitation of children in Northern Ireland has challenged...

The skills gap challenge

agendaNi considers the key trends and data for skills shortages in Northern Ireland and the reluctance among employers to recruit young people leaving the education system. Skills deficiencies are putting Northern Ireland’s...