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Education Politics

Increased Waiting Lists for Assessment Cannot Continue and Must Be Addressed – Aontu

Aontú Education Spokesperson and Representative for East Derry Gemma Brolly welcomes NICCY’s most recent report ‘More than a Number’ and urges robust actioning of recommendations as a matter of urgency. Ms Brolly began by commenting “I wish I could say that the figures for waiting times and numbers shocked within this report shocked me, however […]

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Politics

Panel to Undertake Independent Review of Education Announced

Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen has announced the independent panel which will undertake the review of education. The five panel members are:  Chairperson Dr Keir Bloomer, Vice-Chairperson Sir Gerry Loughran, Marie Lindsay, Robin McLaughlin and Isabel Nisbet.  Michelle McIlveen said: “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of the Independent Panel who will take forward this important […]

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Community

CPR Training For Post-Primary Pupils

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that post-primary pupils will have access to CPR training.  The Department of Education has written to all post-primary school principals setting out its expectation that, from the 2022/23 academic year all pupils aged 11-14 should be provided with CPR training as part of the school curriculum. The Minister said: […]

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Education

WEIR ANNOUNCES DATES FOR CCEA 2021 EXAMINATION RESULTS

Education Minister Peter Weir has announced the dates for results of CCEA 2021 examinations. The Minister has today confirmed that students will receive CCEA AS and A level results on 10 August 2021 followed by the release of GCSE results on 12 August 2021. The Minister said: “Given the importance of A level results for […]

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SCHOOL MILK SCHEME SET TO CONTINUE

Almost 200,000 pupils in NI will be able to drink around 1,000,000 litres of subsidised milk for the next two years, Agriculture Minister Gordon Lyons has confirmed. The Minister made the comments to reassure schools, parents and pupils that his Department will continue to fund the School Milk Scheme until at least the end of […]

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Education

PHASED RETURN OF PUPILS TO START IN MARCH

Pre-school, nursery and primary school pupils in P1 to P3 will return to full-time face-to-face teaching from 8 March 2021. Education Minister Peter Weir also said that students in years 12 to 14, who will be awarded qualifications this summer will return to full-time face-to-face teaching with effect from 22 March 2021. To enable the […]

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Education Health

WEIR ANNOUNCES FURTHER MEASURES TO SUPPORT CHILDCARE PROVIDERS

Education Minister, Peter Weir has announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure fund for the period January to March 2021. The Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure Support Fund will provide continued support for childcare providers who have been forced to close temporarily due to a Covid-related incident within their provision. Peter Weir said: “Up […]

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Community Education

Many opportunities to celebrate and use Irish during Seachtain na Gaeilge

Tá an Comhairleoir Barra Ó Muirí an-sásta go mbeidh Seachain na Gaeilge ar líne againn uilig i mbliana. Mhol sé go laidir an obair atá déanta ag Aonad na Gaeilge agus dúirt sé go bhfuil an t-ádh orainn go bhfuil Aonad chomh díograiseach againn.  Tá Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir, Mhúrn agus an Dúin ag tabhairt […]

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Community

Celebrating Irish Language Week 2021 with an Online Mix of Music, Storytelling and Literature

Ag Ceiliúradh Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2021 Ar Líne le Meascán Ceoil, Scéalaíochta agus Litríochta Cuideoidh Comhairle Ceantair an Iúir, Mhúrn agus an Dúin le ceiliúradh Sheachtain na Gaeilge ar líne i mbliana trí chlár speisialta ábhar agus imeachtaí ó 1 Márta go Lá Fhéile Pádraig, 17 Márta. Is í an fhéile is mó ar domhan […]

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Education

DODDS ANNOUNCES STUDENTS TO RECEIVE £500 COVID DISRUPTION PAYMENT

Almost 40,000 students studying in Northern Ireland will receive a £500 Covid Disruption Payment, Economy Minister Diane Dodds announced today. Every student from the UK or EU currently enrolled on a full-time higher education course in Northern Ireland will receive the one-off discretionary payment, which is in recognition of the disruption they have suffered as […]