Category Archives: Education

Inner city innovation

Scoil an Droichid in South Belfast is working creatively to improve the quality of life for its families. Peter Cheney finds out more. A small site and growing pupil numbers is making...

Acting Together To End Bullying

The Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) is an inter-agency regional forum, bringing together over 25 statutory and non-statutory sector organisations, promoting a coordinated approach to tackling bullying in our schools and in...

Learning by iPad

Peter Cheney visits St Colman’s College, Newry, to find out how iPads are helping students to explore their subjects in a more interactive way. While its history dates back 191 years, St...

A journey of improvement

Andy McMorran, former principal of Ashfield Boys High School, shares the lessons he has learned in turning a school around. The link between tackling underachievement in a school and the world of...

Shared campuses planned

agendaNi previews the first three new projects under the Shared Educational Campus Programme. The concept of a shared campus was formally launched in Omagh five years ago and will now be rolled...

Time to end segregation

Encouraging schools to seek integrated status, backed up by clear targets, will break down the major fault-line in our education system. The focus and controversy over the administration of education, now resolved...

Planning the school estate

agendaNi sums up the trends for school numbers and the criteria used to assess viability. Just over 100 schools have closed or amalgamated with others in Northern Ireland over the last 10...