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Inspirational St Francis’ principal Mr Anthony McMorrow is retiring

Described by former pupils and colleagues as inspirational, Mr Anthony McMorrow is retiring as principal of St Francis’ Primary School in Lurgan.

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Principal Mrs O'Hare is bidding farewell to Hazelwood Integrated College.

Hazelwood Integrated College bids fond farewell to ‘inspirational’ principal

Hazelwood Integrated College is bidding a fond farewell to principal Kathleen O’Hare after six years of leading the school in its growth in strength and numbers.

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Schools deny any link to explicit video

Schools deny any link to explicit video

Two Co Antrim post-primary schools have issued statements denying any link to an explicit video circulating on social media.

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Report highlights ‘systematic failures’ in young people’s lives

Report highlights ‘systematic failures’ in young people’s lives

Children and young people in Northern Ireland are being failed in key areas such as education, poverty and mental health.

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Karen Bradley is pictured at the site of the future Strule Shared Education Campus Project along with John Smith, Deputy Secretary and Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) for the SSEC Programme and Jennifer Morgan, Strule Construction Director.''Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

£140m pledge for shared schools campus

The government has pledged £140 million for the construction of a new ‘shared education campus’ that will eventually see six schools built at a former army base in Co Tyrone.

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Queen's University in Belfast has released the findings of their study on Brexit

Presbyterian relationship with QUB under spotlight after church LGBT vote

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast have sounded apparently discordant notes about their links in the wake of church votes on LGBT issues.

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The Old Warren estate in Lisburn is now one of the most sought-after social housing communities in Northern Ireland

Royal recognition for Lisburn community organisation

A community organisation which had its beginnings in a once notorious loyalist estate in Lisburn is to be given a Queen’s Award for helping the area ‘emerge from conflict’.

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Pupils lives at risk on ‘dangerous’ footpath

A footpath close to a Lurgan primary school is putting the lives of children and parents at risk, the principal has warned.

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Craigavon Senior High School, Lurgan Campus. INLM39-221.

Campus ‘not fit for purpose’

The Lurgan campus of Craigavon Senior High School is ‘not fit for purpose’, says MLA Doug Beattie who called for a new purpose built site.

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Bangor Academy, a school where 'over 40 families' missed out on places. Image from google StreetView

School places crisis: ‘Tremendous step forward taken’ says former minister

Former education minister Peter Weir has said “tremendous step forward” has been taken to resolve a crisis in school placements that has left hundreds of children without a place at school.

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Co-op schools group targets new NI teachers

Co-op schools group targets new NI teachers

A chain of academy schools is hoping to recruit teachers in Northern Ireland to help tackle a shortage of staff in England.

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Peter Weir has urged the Department of Education to find 'common sense practical solutions'

Bangor school in new bid to ease limits on enrolments

A school in one of the areas worst affected by a “crisis” in enrolments is expected to find out in the coming days if an application to increase admissions is successful.

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Whatsapping your way through revision 'just isn't possible'

WhatsApp-ing your way through successful exam revision just isn’t possible, according to a leading Northern Ireland educator.

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A meeting was held for parents at Bangor Academy on Tuesday to discuss over-subscription at the school

We may have to home school our children, say angry parents

Parents whose children have been denied places at their preferred schools say they are being forced to consider home schooling due to over-subscription.

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Mitchel McLaughlin served as Assembly speaker in 2015 and 2016

Former Assembly speaker made honorary professor at QUB

Former NI Assembly speaker Mitchel McLaughlin is to be appointed an honorary professor at Queen’s University in Belfast.

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63 schools are to lose funding for schemes such as breakfast clubs and afterschool homework clubs

IN FULL: The 63 NI schools set to lose ‘breakfast club’ funding

A full 63 schools in Northern Ireland are to lose extra funding for running breakfast clubs and other schemes for disadvantaged children.

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Bangor Academy said it has had to turn down more than 40 pupils

Action needed over school places ‘crisis’: ex-education minister

The Department of Education has been urged to show “greater flexibility” amid what a former minister labelled a “school places crisis”.

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Peter Robinson was involved in politics for more than 40 years

Robinson appointed honorary professor at Queen’s University

Former first minister Peter Robinson has been appointed honorary Professor in Peace Studies at Queen’s University.

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20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveal

20 million school days missed by pupils last autumn, figures reveal

Pupils missed about 20 million days of school during last autumn, official figures show.
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P3 pupils Lydia Briggs and Theo Souch present a picture to Thai adoption officials Miss Chintana Watcharakul and Mr Suthi Jantarawong during their visit to Dromore Central Primary School. Also pictured are teachers Miss McKeown and Mrs Mackay.

Dromore school welcomes Thai visitors

A delegation of officials from the Child Adoption Center in Bangkok and the Thai Children’s Welfare Department visited Dromore Central Primary School last week.

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