A group set up by the Department of Education has urged action to “address the fundamental divisions of religious background and social class in our education system”. A Strategic Forum Working Group has today (21 February 2017) published its assessment of how the education system can work more effectively towards an inclusive and prosperous society. (more…)Read More
With the increasing use of digital technology, and social media in particular, it is vital that our young people are aware of the potential dangers online and understand how to keep themselves safe and be responsible. Millions of photos and messages are exchanged online each day and can be overwhelming for young minds. (more…)Read More
Education Minister Peter Weir has expressed his concern that the issue of funding for the youth sector is being used to cause unnecessary anxiety for those working in the area.
Peter Weir said: “I made it clear yesterday that in relation to funding for organisations delivering Extended, Outreach and Detached initiatives that no funding has been withdrawn and no decision or proposals have been taken to remove funding. This is an annual exercise which has been carried out by the Education Authority and which has not received this level of attention before. (more…)Read More