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National award for inspirational Belfast headteacher

A Belfast headteacher has earned UK-wide recognition for her work with pupils facing teenage difficulties such as pregnancy and issues around sexuality.

Education
A fallen tree closes the Malone Road in Belfast as Storm Ophelia hits NI

Storm Ophelia: Childminding crisis for parents

Thousands of parents were forced to take the day off work on Monday to look after their housebound children as NI schools closed amid health and safety fears.

Education
David Sterling answers questions from the media at Stormont

Decision to close schools was ‘balance of competing judgments’

The head of the civil service has responded to claims that it was impractically late in issuing closure guidance to Northern Ireland schools in light of Storm Ophelia.

Education
AQE say there has been an increase of 400 more pupils sitting their transfer test compared to last year

Transfer test increase causing pressure on exam places

A rise in the number of primary seven pupils taking transfer tests across Northern Ireland is causing pressures in schools leading to some pupils facing long journeys to sit thir exams.

Education
Going online

Facebook and Twitter could be made to pay for 'undeniable suffering' online

Facebook and Twitter face being made to pay for action to tackle the "undeniable suffering" the internet can cause, the Culture Secretary has announced.

Education
School pupils sitting exams. David Davies/PA Wire

Deadline for CCEA re-marks extended after wrong grades issued

Northern Ireland exams body CCEA has extended the deadline for re-marking applications after a large number of pupils received the wrong grades in English literature papers.

Education
Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton 'honoured' to read a CBeebies bedtime story

Singer Dolly Parton could win over some very young fans - reading a CBeebies Bedtime Story.
Lifestyle
Jonathan Rea was a pupil at Larne Grammar from 1998 to 2003

World champion Jonathan was a model pupil, despite all the broken bones

He might be a three-time World Superbike champion, but Jonathan Rea’s form teacher remembers him as a schoolboy who came into class every week with a fresh injury and a fantastic smile.

Education
Twitter

Pupils survey shows backlash against social media

Almost two thirds of schoolchildren would not mind if social media had never been invented, a survey has indicated.

News
Elmgrove Primary School in east Belfast.

Primary school forced to shut over ‘threatening calls’

A Belfast primary school will be closed today after it was alerted about threatening phone calls.

Crime
The Stormont protest

Pupils and teachers hold protest over Irish language legislation deadlock

Pupils from Irish medium schools have rallied outside Stormont to protest at the ongoing deadlock over the introduction of language legislation.

News
Prince George

Prince George didn't want to go to school today: William

The novelty of school may have worn off for Prince George after the Duke of Cambridge confessed his son was reluctant to go to classes on Tuesday.

Education
Queen's University, Belfast.

NI universities slip in new UK rankings

Queen’s University Belfast is the top-ranked university in Northern Ireland in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, despite the university falling 12 places in the overall league table this year to 38.

Education
CCMS has officially opened its new offices at Linen Hill House, Lisburn.

CCMS officially opens new offices in Lisburn

The Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) today celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters in Lisburn.

Education
Barry Mulholland, chief executive, and Mark Orr, chairman, joined by Derek Baker, permanent secretary at the Department of Education, DUP MLA Mervyn Storey, UUP MLA Stephen Aiken and (front) Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong pictured at the CSSC event in Stranmillis

Only two-thirds of controlled pupils are Protestant – and figure is falling

Only around two-thirds of all pupils in controlled schools – sometimes referred to as “Protestant sector” schools – are actually Protestants, and the proportion is getting significantly smaller.

Education
Downshire School in Carrickfergus (image from Google)

Final approval for Carrick College and Downshire ‘merger’

Plans to amalgamate two post-primary schools in Carrickfergus have been rubber stamped by officials this week.

Education
The IFA have been delivering a primary school coaching programme along with the GAA since 2007

Fight to save ‘vital’ IFA and GAA coaching initiative

More than 50 sports coaching jobs are under threat as an award-winning joint initiative between the IFA and GAA looks set to come to an end due to education cuts.

Education
A computer-generated image of the proposed new SRC campus in Banbridge.

Stormont stalemate holding up new college project

The absence of a Stormont government is holding up construction of a new further education college campus in Banbridge, the Department for the Economy has said.

Education
Prince George

'Very interesting week' for William as George returns to school

The Duke of Cambridge admitted his week has been "very interesting" as a woman remained in police custody on suspicion of trying to break into Prince George's school.

Education
File photo dated 24/3/2017 of a sign outside Thomas's Battersea in London, as a review has been launched of security arrangements at the school attended by Prince George after a 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary, Scotland Yard said.

Security review at Prince George's school after woman arrested

Security is being reviewed at Prince George's school after a woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary.

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