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It’s that time of year when parents move heaven and earth to ensure they are in a prime position to watch with pride as their children sing their hearts out at school nativities across the Province.

The Education Authority chief executive has predicted a �350m shortfall for schools within two years

Pupil opportunities casualty of schools budget crisis: ex-principal

A recently retired principal has warned that children currently being educated in the Province may miss out on the opportunities afforded to their predecessors due to school budget deficits.

Suzanne Campbell-Hanna pictured helping students at the 'reading between the lines' project in Londonderry

New way to boost working class pupils’ performance takes off in Protestant-dominated areas

A school teacher in Londonderry believes she may have come up with a way to help bridge the gap in performance between pupils from a working class background and those who are better off.

England and Northern Ireland have gained top 10 places in new international reading rankings

England and Northern Ireland in top 10 international reading ranks

England and Northern Ireland have gained top 10 places in new international reading rankings.

Many poorer children lag behind in schools into their teens

Poorer NI children ‘getting left behind at age of five’

Poorer children are already behind in their studies by the time they start school, research in Northern Ireland showed.

Breda Academy principal Matthew Munroe said his school would be in deficit by March

Compressed hours at many schools, claims headmaster

The principal of a Belfast school that will send pupils home early once a week due to “budget pressures” has said many schools in the Province have already adopted similar measures.


VIDEO: Co Antrim primary school with just 34 pupils sends message to Harry and Meghan

A Co Antrim primary school has managed what few other schools could and produced a message of congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle involving every single pupil.


Is your child starting or changing school in September 2018? Parents’ information now online

If you have you a child starting pre-school, primary 1 or Year 8 in September 2018, useful information on the admissions process including the admissions criteria for pre-school providers/schools can now be found online.


Investigation launched after 50 school I-pads stolen

Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary at a primary school on Sunday 26th November.

Teacher Gavin McNaney.

Tributes to ‘inspirational teacher’

Tributes have been paid to a former teacher at Saint Catherine’s College in Armagh who died on Saturday after a short illness.

Man arrested after assault on schoolgirl (11)

Man arrested after assault on schoolgirl (11)

Police in Armagh have arrested a man in his 30s on suspicion of common assault.

A generic image of a classroom

Northern Irish schools are now facing ‘major and unrecoverable’ deficits

Education in Northern Ireland is at a “crossroads”, with swingeing budget cuts leaving some schools facing deficits of over £1 million.

Chris Wall, Sales and Marketing Director, Develop Training Ltd.

Lisburn training centre responds to skills crisis in construction sector

A recently-opened construction training centre in Lisburn has responded to the industry’s growing skills shortage with a programme of more than 100 courses for 2018.

Archbishop Eamon Martin was speaking at a conference in Dublin

Archbishop’s fears as more Catholic children shun Catholic schools

The Londonderry-born head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has voiced concern at the “increasing numbers of Catholic children no longer attending Catholic schools”.

The teacher works at De La Salle school in west Belfast

Teacher wins first battle in landmark Facebook libel case

A teacher has won a preliminary stage in her landmark libel action against Facebook over postings alleging a failure to safeguard pupils at a west Belfast secondary school.

Children will ‘suffer’ under proposed minibus changes

Children will ‘suffer’ under proposed minibus changes

An organisation representing controlled schools has said a proposed change which will prevent teachers from volunteering to drive school minibuses without relevant permits would be ‘a disaster’.

Translinks new Safety Bus can visit approximately 350 schools, or up to 25 thousand students, across Northern Ireland each academic year. Pictured at Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School in Belfast are Year 8 student Sarah McWilliams; Kevin Wallace, Safety Bus; Year 8 pupil Hannah Wilson; Sean McGreevy, Metro Falls Service Delivery Manager; Erin Watson, Year 8 student ; Susan ONeill, Safety Bus; and Year 8 students Oscar Feron and Kate McWilliams

Thousands of children in Northern Ireland to receive bus safety advice

Translink has unveiled a new Safety Bus to continue the important safety education programme which has been running in schools in Northern Ireland for over 15 years.

Maire Thompson of Malone College, Belfast who won the award for 'Headteacher of the year in a Secondary School' at a ceremony in London

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.

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.

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.

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