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New guide helps clergy and parishes support Northern Ireland’s schools

When a clergyperson takes up their role in a parish, he or she is often asked to become involved in the life of local schools – a great way to serve our communities and also a potentially daunting area of ministry.

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Congratulations Jessica!

Excellence in religious education is recognised by the TRC Award which is presented each year to a Stranmillis University College student at who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to creativity and innovation in this subject area.

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Church of Ireland thanks schools for steadfast work

The Church of Ireland’s Board of Education for Northern Ireland has written to all controlled schools at the end of term, to encourage and thank them for their steadfast work in difficult circumstances.

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Transferor Representatives’ Council responds to Human Rights Commission’s RSE report

Representatives of the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church in education issues in Northern Ireland have criticised ‘a paper–based exercise’ that doesn’t reflect the day–to–day reality of how RSE is taught in many of Northern Ireland’s schools.

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Transferor Representatives’ Council expresses deep concern at announcement on Relationships and Sexuality Education

The Transferor Representatives’ Council, which represents the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church in education issues in Northern Ireland, has expressed deep concern at Secretary of State’s announcement on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) and highlighted several flaws in a process of making policy for local schools from Westminster.

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Deep disappointment at Shared Education funding cuts

The Transferor Representatives’ Council, which represents the three main Protestant Churches in education, is deeply disappointed by the decision to cut the Shared Education budget by 50% and remove financial support for this initiative in the next financial year.

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Controlled Schools’ Support Council statement on ‘The Cost of Division in Northern Ireland’ report

Today’s report from Ulster University, partially funded by the Integrated Education Fund, states that the significant underfunding in education is due to duplication. The CSSC would contend that this is an incorrect assertion and weakens the case for equality of education funding for our children and young people.

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Church of Ireland Lecture at Queen’s unpacks a Christian vision for education

Christians can model a warm sense of covenant and hospitality in how they provide education on behalf of the state, leading educationalist Professor Trevor Cooling said on Monday evening (20th March) as he delivered the Church of Ireland’s 65th Annual Theological Lecture at Queen’s.

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NI education body chiefs meet Minister of State

Leaders of the seven bodies representing sectoral interests in education in Northern Ireland recently met with Minister of State Steve Baker. Figures from the Education Authority show 50% of schools will face financial deficit by the end of this month.

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Northern Ireland education sectors write to Secretary of State to challenge underfunding

Supported by the Transferor Representatives’ Council

The Transferor Representatives’ Council has joined with six other organisations representing the interests of schools, teachers and pupils in Northern Ireland to write to the Secretary of State to raise their shared concerns about the underfunding of education and the consequences for our children.

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