Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has launched a new app for schools to safeguard children and young people when online. The Safer Schools NI app is a one-stop-shop digital library of age-appropriate safeguarding resources for teachers, parents/carers and children and young people. The app, designed and created by online safeguarding experts,Read More →

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced a further £0.5million funding to support Outdoor Education Centres. This new investment will provide financial assistance to centres as they continue to be impacted by the operating restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Welcoming the funding, the Minister said: “Today’s announcement of £0.5m will supportRead More →

A record 71,638 pupils from 278 schools across Northern Ireland, took part in this year’s Maths Week festival, representing a 27% increase on 2020 participation levels. The island of Ireland wide maths festival is one of the largest worldwide and took place largely online from 16 – 24 October.  TheRead More →

Fines for overdue library books are to be removed with immediate effect, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced. Minister Hargey explained: “Libraries are a crucial resource at the heart of our communities. They serve as a place for people to access a wide range of services including books, newspapers, onlineRead More →

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the publication of detailed guidance for young people and parents on school age Covid vaccination. Pupils aged 12-15 years old are to be offered a single Covid vaccine dose in the coming weeks, in line with the joint recommendation of the UK’s four ChiefRead More →