Following agreement by the Executive today (Tuesday 16 March), pupils in P4 to P7 will join the younger students who started back to full-time face to face teaching last week and return to school on 22 March. All remaining pupils (Years 8 to 11) will return on 12 April after theRead More →

Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative is taking off across the world, with a record-breaking 690 iconic landmarks and sites in 66 different countries lighting up green. Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to strength – from its beginning back in 2010, when just the Sydney OperaRead More →

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister Peter Weir have announced a programme of regular testing for Covid-19 is to be introduced in schools in Northern Ireland. Departmental officials will be liaising with the education sector in the coming days to discuss operational preparation and delivery with a view toRead More →

Pre-school, nursery and primary schools pupils in P1 to P3 will remain in school until the start of the Easter break. The decision, which was agreed by the Executive today, means that the youngest pupils will continue with face-to-face teaching for the remainder of this term. Decisions on the timingRead More →

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has today ( 2 March) announced that legislation to address bullying in schools will come into operation in Northern Ireland on 1 September 2021. The Addressing Bullying in Schools Act (NI) 2016 will bring renewed focus for schools to this very important issue and deliver greaterRead More →

The Executive has outlined its pathway to a gradual easing of the current lockdown restrictions with the following statement: ‘Moving Forward: The Executive’s Pathway Out Of Restrictions’ sets out a step-by-step approach to the relaxation of the current regulations. The plan builds on medical and scientific advances over the last year,Read More →

A new Text-a-Nurse service has been launched to provide young people with a secure and confidential text messaging service to a school nurse for advice and support. The service is aimed at 11 to 19 year olds and will be delivered by the School Nursing Teams. Welcoming the new initiativeRead More →