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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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Letter of thanks and encouragement for schools

Archbishop John McDowell has written to all controlled schools in Northern Ireland to express thanks for all that they do in what has been a challenging season.

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Controlled schools are #OpenToAll

The controlled sector is the largest education sector in Northern Ireland accounting for 49% of all schools, including 63 nursery schools, 380 primary schools and 69 post–primary schools. Controlled schools are open to all faiths and none which brings a rich diversity and inclusive ethos.

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Prayers for exams

The Church of Ireland Board of Education (Northern Ireland) wishes to encourage parishes and schools in their prayers over the next few weeks to remember all those undertaking exams and those invigilating and marking them.

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Alister McGrath delivers Theological Lecture 2022

Theology is the means “to be able to sustain the vision at the heart of the Christian faith”. So declared renowned theologian Alister McGrath, addressing a sold–out audience at Queen’s University, during the 64th Annual Theological Lecture, on Monday, 4th April, at Riddel Hall.

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Education workshop goes ‘Beyond the Stereotype’

A lively discussion involving around 50 representatives from churches, schools and a range of other key organisations with a role in education took place in Portadown, on Friday (25th March) with a view to helping our children and young people to reach their full potential.

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‘Beyond the Stereotype’

Church of Ireland Gazette Q&A with Dr Peter Hamill and Dr Noel Purdy

Dr Peter Hamill, the Church of Ireland’s Education Officer for Northern Ireland, and Dr Noel Purdy from Stranmillis University College, discuss the findings of ‘Beyond the Stereotype’, new research commissioned by the Transferor Representatives’ Council.

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Helping parishes to serve schools

First published in the Church of Ireland Gazette

Supporting teachers and pupils is one of many ways in which the Church fulfils its missional role in today’s society. To empower parishes in how they serve schools, the Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has offered more than £7,000 in grants over the last three years to nine projects which build on these local relationships.

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Letter of encouragement from the Board of Education (NI)

Our Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has written to all principals of schools in the controlled sector with a message of encouragement.

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‘Beyond the Stereotype’

New research explores views of educational success and underachievement

A significant new research report into educational underachievement in controlled schools – commissioned and funded by the Transferor Representatives’ Council – has been launched by Stranmillis University College.

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