Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. As I said, there is a difference between the maturity and stability of the two sectors. Read press releases, watch live and archived video Find out more. It is not specifically about Drumlins Integrated Primary School. There are pages on shared education, which I do not object to; that is fine. We operate very closely with the five boards on that, and we will not sit on our laurels because of the achievement in the past year or so but try as far as possible, within the very close margins that we are at, to see whether we can do better. Chair, there seems to have been some confusion on our part about the Committee’s expectations today.
As you alluded to, it comes down to the fact that a lot of decisions made are based on very individual circumstances that relate to wanting a place in a very specific and individual provider; perhaps because it works for wider childcare. We operate very closely with the five boards on that, and we will not sit on our laurels because of the achievement in the past year or so but try as far as possible, within the very close margins that we are at, to see whether we can do better. You are very welcome. If there are perceived or real failings across any sector, it is important to have some mechanism to redress that. As I said, there is a difference between the maturity and stability of the two sectors. Then we look for a strategy or strategies, supported by a detailed plan, that represent wins for the organization and for the stakeholder group involved. I entirely take the point that there must be time spent in the Department talking about or dealing with issues that relate to Irish-medium or integrated schools.
That presents wider curriculum challenges as there are different systems with different transfer points and different busienss to qualifications and things like that. I think that it is due for publication next Thursday. If the Department said that everyone has to use X, does that give one provider a particular advantage?
There is a critical point here in relation to who decides how children have achieved. Was enough done to support that particular child to achieve to his or her full potential, bearing in mind the barriers that he or she may have faced, not just now, but perhaps going further back into childhood?
There need to be educational benefits and it needs to be consistent with area planning. We are involved in discussions, and, as John mentioned, we have a couple of meetings next week and the week after, led by OFMDFM, that will allow us to contribute a bit more. Talking to school leaders and educationalists and looking at the feedback from international best practice, there is less of an issue with the levels of progression than there is with the mechanisms by which pupils are assessed.
We have always endeavoured to work with the Committee even if we or the Minister have not always agreed with it.
One of the things that we were conscious plna is that the revised curriculum has been phased in essentially from to The trick has been to make sure that moderation can be sufficiently robust in the manageability context for teacher workloads.
The key thing here plah about continuing to learn from the experience and feedback from schools. You have highlighted what we are talking about. That is happening all the time. As I said, there is a difference between the maturity and stability of the two sectors. I have one last point. We spend a huge amount of time on those two sectors, and the amount of time and effort spent is probably disproportionate to their scale. I suspect that some of that is the Department’s fault for not policing that sort of thing in the past.
Area planning is about looking, primarily, at the schools we want for the future; brigading them in a way.
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There is not a mention of plsn. Thankfully, it is not my job to find money at the centre. I will offer a word of caution, John.
We expect the year and year examination performance data to be published next week as well. That joint working happens. Thinking is quite well advanced and will be taken forward in the overall approach to Together: We are aware of it. What did you do in the great banking crisis daddy?
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We are glad of the opportunity to talk about the corporate business plan. That might be picked up by the team looking at Bsiness post-primary education.
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That does not take away from any of the points that you and Trevor made. Your education – a Diploma or equivalent is a minimum requirement. We were then told in November that we are not going to see them, and we are told in this document:.
When we did the Olan review five or six years ago, one of the main messages was that, in businesz Irish-medium education, having a little team who are the only ones who deal with it is not the right way to promote the sector.
There are also aspects of the system that are incredibly powerful. With respect to Irish-medium and post-primary education in the south-west area, it may well be that one solution is for children to go to Monaghan or wherever.