Parents bring women’s football names home  90s revival see retro names soar  Love Island contestants make their mark on the charts  Small screen influences range from Derry Girls to kids’ TV  Girls get their A game on    BabyCentre has unveiled the top 100 baby boys’ and girls’ namesRead More →

The Executive Office today (9 November) published figures for Northern Ireland for 2021/22 across four areas of wellbeing: Loneliness – measures the frequency with which people report feeling lonely. Self-Efficacy – a person’s belief about their capabilities to exercise influence over events that affect their lives Personal Wellbeing –  measuresRead More →

Over half (53%) of the approximate 10,000 children waiting for consultant led hospital treatment or procedure have now been waiting over one year, 611 children have been waiting over four years for this healthcare according to a report released by the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY). KoullaRead More →

Environment Minister Edwin Poots has visited several schools in Belfast which have benefited from his Schools Pollinator initiative. The School Pollinator Garden scheme launched in spring 2022 and is delivered on the ground by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and offering grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to successful applicants. TheRead More →

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has today announced that families of children entitled to free school meals will receive a school holiday food grant until March 2023. This means the food grant will be paid to all school children entitled to free school meals for Halloween, the Christmas holidays 2022 andRead More →

Details have been released for the new transfer test, which is due to take place in 2023. The Schools Entrance Assessment Group (SEAG) was formed to set a single common post-primary transfer test, and it was announced in October 2021 that 56 grammar schools had signed up to join theRead More →

Northern Ireland teaching unions have voted to take “unprecedented” joint industrial action over pay. Members of the INTO, NAHT and NEU have voted to take co-ordinated action short of strike, with members of the UTU expected to follow. Teachers in the NASUWT union had previously begun industrial action short ofRead More →