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  1. 1. Education in Northern Ireland Castilla–La Mancha Delegation 9 May 2011 Regional Primary Languages Programme
  2. 2. Giant’s Causeway
  3. 3. RoyalCountyDown
  4. 4. Queen’s University
  5. 5. Northern Ireland – Statistics 5,460 square miles 1.7m population 1,308 schools 6 Regional Colleges Further & Higher Education 2 university colleges 2 universities 5 Education and Library Boards 337 356 pupils 20 198 teachers
  6. 6. Education in Northern Ireland Department of Education CCMSEducation & Library Boards Catholic Council for Maintained Schools NEELB Youth Council for Northern IrelandWELB BELB Staff Commission for ELB’s ELB NICCEA - Northern Ireland Council for ELB SEELB SELB Curriculum Examinations & Assessment Association of Governing Bodies Council for Irish Medium NICIE- Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education
  7. 7. Education AdministrationDepartment of Education (DE) Main government department that oversees central administration. It is responsible for: Strategic planning and management of education Curriculum content and delivery Allocating funding to the Education and Library Boards Covering capital costs for most schoolsEducation and Library Boards (ELBs) 5 Education and Library Boards which are the local education authorities and library authorities for their areas. They have a statutory duty to provide education, youth and library services to their populations.
  8. 8. Education AdministrationCouncil for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) Promotes and co-ordinates Catholic education in Northern Ireland. It is responsible for employing teachers in Catholic maintained schools.Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment authority for Northern Ireland.Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) Promotes integrated education and facilitates the provision of integrated schools in Northern Ireland.
  9. 9. Education AdministrationComhairle na Gaelscolaiochta (CnaG) Promotes Irish Medium education throughout Northern IrelandGoverning Bodies Association (GBA) Association of governing bodies of voluntary grammar schools
  10. 10. Education in Northern Ireland School ManagementControlledMaintainedVoluntaryGrant Maintained IntegratedIrish MediumIndependent
  11. 11. Northern Ireland - School Management Types Pre-school Years 1-7 Years 8-12/14Controlled Nursery Primary Secondary GrammarMaintained Nursery Primary SecondaryVoluntary GrammarGrammarGrant Nursery Primary All abilityMaintainedIntegratedIrish Medium Nursery Primary All abilityIndependent Nursery Primary All ability
  12. 12. Education and Library Boards NEELB BELB WELB SEELB SELB
  13. 13. Education in Northern Ireland Types of school Special Secondary Grammar Nursery Primary
  14. 14. Northern Ireland - Stages of Education Age Year 21+ 20 Further and Higher S 19 Education p Post 16 18 Y14 e 17 Y13 c 16 Y12Key Stage 4 15 Y11 Grammar Secondary All i 14 Y10 Ability aKey Stage 3 13 Y9 Schools Schools 12 Y8 Schools l Transfer Procedure S 11 Y7Key Stage 2 10 Y6 c 9 8 Y5 Y4 Primary hKey Stage 1 o 7 Y3Foundation 6 5 Y2 Y1 Schools o 4 l Nursery Nursery Schools/Classes s 3(2)
  15. 15. Northern Ireland Curriculum Aims and ObjectivesEmpower young people to develop their fullpotentialYoung people should develop as an: Individual Contributor to society Contributor to the economy and environment
  16. 16. Curriculum Organisation - PrimaryThe Arts (Art and Design; Music; Drama)Language and Literacy (including Talking and Listening; Readingand Writing; Drama)Mathematics and Numeracy (including development of mathematicalconcepts and numeracy across the curriculum)Personal Development (including emotional development; health andsafety; relationships and sexuality education; moral thinking; values)Physical Education (including knowledge, skills and understanding ina range of physical activities)The World Around Us (including Geography; History; Science andTechnology)Religious EducationDeveloping skills: Literacy; Numeracy; ICT; Thinking
  17. 17. Curriculum Organisation – Post PrimaryLearning for Life and Work (including Citizenship; Employability;Personal Development including PSHE and Home Economics)The Arts (Art and Design; Music; Drama)English (and Irish in Irish Medium Schools)Environment and Society (History; Geography)Modern LanguagesMaths (including Financial Capability)Physical EducationScience and Technology (Science; Technology and Design)Religious EducationDeveloping skills: Communication; Using Mathematics; ICT;Personal and Interpersonal; Critical and Creative Thinking
  18. 18. Major focus of change• Introduction of Learning For Life and Work• Development of personal skills and capabilities• Reduction in subject content – local flexibility• Changing pupils learning experiences and teaching methodologies
  19. 19. EDUCATION FOR EMPLOYABILITY LEARNING FOR LIFE WORK Personal Development Home Local and Global Economics Employability Citizenship Support the development of the skills and qualities required byyoung people in a rapidly changing world - socially, economically andenvironmentally Encourage the development of life long learners Provide sufficient flexibility to allow schools to diversify to meetthe specific needs of individual young people
  20. 20. LEARNING EXPERIENCES Challenging Relevant Varied & & learning Skills Engaging enjoyable approaches integrated Curriculum links Offers Culturally Choice diverse Enquiry Ongoing based Media reflection Rich Investigating Positive & Active & Supportive Problemreinforcement solving Hands on environment
  21. 21. Thinking, Problem-Solving, Decision-MakingManaging Information Being Creative & Working with Others Self-Management
  22. 22. Northern Ireland Curriculum website:
  23. 23. Entitlement FrameworkKey Stage 4 and Post-16The Entitlement Framework requires schools to expandtheir breadth of provision to offer a wide range of optionsat Key Stage 4 and post-16.This must include a vocational dimension:Key Stage 4: 24 subjects, a third of which vocationalPost-16: 27 subjects, a third of which vocational
  24. 24. Specialist Schools Schools for the FutureA Policy for Sustainable Schools
  25. 25. Specialist SchoolsObjectives• To provide opportunities for pupils to benefit from wider learning experiences and to ensure maximum impact of the available expertise and resources, by promoting co- operation and collaboration among schools and between schools and Further Education colleges.• To provide parents with greater choice among a range of schools, which have differing areas of focus.• To raise standards and realise performance improvement for all young people.• To develop links between schools, their local communities and the economy to ensure that all young people are given a strong foundation for lifelong learning and work.
  26. 26. Specialist SchoolsSpecialisms for Northern Ireland include: Arts ( performing, visual, media, drama) Art and Design Business and Enterprise Engineering Health and Social care Humanities Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Languages Leisure and Tourism
  27. 27. Specialist Schools Mathematics Mathematics and Computing Music Science Sport Technology Rural and Environmental Studies – under consideration Specialisms must comprise minimum 2 and maximum 3 contributory subjectsYr 1 – 12 schools - ICT (4); Languages (1); performing arts (3); Science (2); Business Enterprise (1); Music (1)SEELB area: 1 Languages and 2 Humanities Specialist Schools
  28. 28. For Specialist Schools information :
  29. 29. Education in Northern Ireland Qualifications University or Further Education Qualifications Post 16 General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘A’, ‘AS’ Levels - Age 18,; Applied and Vocational Qualifications Key Stage 4 General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) - Age 16 ; Applied and Vocational Qualifications Key Stage 3 Assessment Age 14 Tests in English, Mathematics & Science Key Stage 2 Assessment Transfer Age 11 (Transfer test ended)Key Stage 1 Assessment Age 8 (Computerised INCAS tests)
  30. 30. Related Web SitesSouth Eastern Education and Library Board of Education for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment for Catholic Maintained Schools www.onlineccms.comNI Council for Integrated Education www.nicie.orgComhairle na Gaelscolaiochta www.comhairle.orgGoverning Bodies Association www.governingbodiesassociation.comStaff Commission for Northern Ireland Council for Northern Ireland www.ycni.orgRegional Training Unit www.rtuni.orgNorthern Ireland Revised Curriculum Review of Education of Public Administration
  31. 31. Mourne Mountains
  32. 32. Newcastle Beach
  33. 33. Silent Valley
  34. 34. Saul Church
  35. 35. Annalong Mill
  36. 36. Derry/Londonderry
  37. 37. The Walled City
  38. 38. Strabane and Omagh (Co Tyrone)
  39. 39. Co Fermanagh
  40. 40. Ballycastle Co Antrim