The Transferor Representatives’ Council would encourage anyone concerned about this issue to attend the events being held by Evangelical Alliance in Belfast (14 September), Dungannon (28 September), Enniskillen (17 October), and Portstewart (22 October). Full details of these events can be found on: www.eauk.org/about-us/nations/northern-ireland/rse-response-events
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The Department of Education has launched a public consultation process regarding the opt-out and implementation of the Secretary of State’s legislation and full details can be found in this document or by going to: https://consultations.nidirect.gov.uk/de/rse-consultation We would encourage you to prayerfully complete this consultation and share with as many concerned parents, governors and teachers as […]
In June 2023 the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland introduced legislation regarding the teaching of elements of Relationships and Sexuality Education at post-primary level. The legislation makes changes to the Learning for Life and Work Curriculum in the area of Relationships and Sexuality Education at Key Stages 3 and 4 – in post-primary schools […]
Church of Ireland parishes and schools are welcome to attend this online discussion (on Thursday, 14th September, from 7.30pm) with the Board for Ministry with Children and Families, Prayer Spaces Ireland, primary school principal Carolyn Good, and the Play It By Ear drama group. Please sign up here through our booking form to express your […]
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) has described the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s deadline for his Public Consultation on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) at Key Stages 3 and 4 as ‘unrealistic and insensitive’. Following a request for comment from the News Letter on the launch of the Department of Education’s consultation on RSE […]
When a clergyperson takes up their role in a parish, he or she is often asked to become involved in the life of local schools – a great way to serve our communities and also a potentially daunting area of ministry. The Church of Ireland’s Board of Education (Northern Ireland) has therefore published a Clergy […]
Excellence in religious education is recognised by the TRC Award which is presented each year to a Stranmillis University College student at who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to creativity and innovation in this subject area. This year’s recipient was B.Ed. Primary Education graduate Jessica Thompson, who was presented with the award at the College’s 2023 […]
Many pressing issues facing education were highlighted at the Church of Ireland’s recent General Synod when the annual report of the Board of Education was presented and debated. General Synod meets annually and this year’s in-person gathering was in Wexford on Friday, 12th May, and Saturday, 13th May. Speaking from the perspective of Northern Ireland, […]
Responding to the launch of a report by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) on a case for reform of Relationship and Sexuality Education in Schools (RSE) today (12th June), the Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC), which represents the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church in education issues in Northern Ireland, has criticised […]
The Transferor Representatives’ Council, which represents the Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church and Methodist Church in education issues in Northern Ireland, has expressed deep concern at Secretary of State’s announcement on Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE) and highlighted several flaws in a process of making policy for local schools from Westminster. Dr Andrew Brown, Chair […]