The TRC 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. The open letter is being published as Parliament prepares to consider the Northern […]
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The Right Reverend Dr John Kirkpatrick, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, has written on behalf of the Church to the principals of controlled schools in Northern Ireland to express his ‘heartfelt thanks’ to all staff and governors for ‘…their dedication and commitment to the education of children and young people, particularly during these […]
Archbishop John McDowell has written to all principals of controlled schools in Northern Ireland, in his role of Chairperson of the Church of Ireland’s Board of Education (NI), to express thanks for all that they are doing in what is a challenging season for schools. The Archbishop’s letter is in full below: Dear Principal, I […]
The Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI), Rt Rev Dr John Kirkpatrick, reaffirmed the denomination’s commitment to schools and encouraged the non-denominational Christian ethos of controlled schools, which, he said, ‘enables children and young people to flourish.’ Dr Kirkpatrick was speaking after his weeklong tour of PCI’s Presbytery of Dromore. One of the […]
With the publication of the Ulster University / UNESCO Education Centre’s latest Briefing Report, ‘School ethos in Northern Ireland’, the following statement was issued by the Transferor Representatives’ Council. Dr Andy Brown, Chair of the Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC), said, “When it comes to the vision for the future of education in Northern Ireland there […]
Following the High Court’s decision on the challenge to teaching arrangements for religious education and collective worship in controlled primary schools in Northern Ireland by Mr Justice Colton, the Transferor Representatives’ Council issued the following statement. “The teaching of RE and collective worship in controlled primary schools is an important matter. Mr Justice Colton indicated […]
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 […]
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. Controlled schools below share their examples of being #OpenToAll. Botanic […]
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. The prayers below are offered as a guide and include prayers for use in a church service or assembly and […]
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 2022) with a view to helping our children and young people to reach their full potential. The workshop at Seagoe Parish Centre was hosted by […]