Transferor representatives meet with Education Minister
Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist representatives, from the Transferor Representatives’ Council, along with the Controlled Schools’ Support Council, met with Education Minister Michelle McIlveen MLA yesterday, Wednesday (29th June).
A range of issues across the controlled education sector in Northern Ireland were discussed. The three Churches transferred most of their schools into state control – hence the terms ‘transferor’ and ‘controlled’ – in return for assurances regarding the Christian ethos of schools and a continued role in their governance.
The controlled sector is the largest education sector accounting for 49% of all Northern Ireland’s schools, including 63 nursery schools, 380 primary schools and 69 post-primary schools. Controlled schools are open to children of all faiths and none, which brings a rich diversity and inclusive ethos reflecting the many different communities which they serve in today’s society.