Category Archives: Education

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...

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,...