All posts tagged "Peter Weir"
Schools to reopen for ‘key’ pupils from August 24 – with teachers to return a week earlier
The new school term will begin on August 24, it has been confirmed. Education Minister Peter Weir has said that new...
Plans to provide digital devices to disadvantaged children to help with home schooling
There are plans in the pipeline to lend digital devices to school children. During the current Covid-19 pandemic, schools have been...
Armagh/ 3 years ago
New £500,000 Armagh BMX track never used because Education Authority cannot get staff
A state-of-the-art BMX track in Armagh has not opened well over a year after work was completed because of a failure...
Coronavirus: Minister will only close schools based on ‘expert, clear and unambiguous advice’
Education Minister Peter Weir has again said he will only move to close schools based on expert advice. As schools take...
Newry/ 6 years ago
Newry school to get major extension costing well in excess of £3 million
A Newry school is to benefit from a major extension at a cost well in excess of £3 million. Our Lady’s...
Pupils from every post-primary to be given chance to visit World War One battlefields
Two pupils and a teacher from every post-primary school in Northern Ireland will have the opportunity to visit the World War...
Applications call for award inspired by school’s love and support for little Adele
Nominations have opened for a special school award set up in memory of a Co Armagh schoolgirl who passed away in...
First steps to speed up special educational needs assessment process
A proposal to accelerate the start of the statutory assessment process for pupils with special educational needs will come into operation...
Markethill/ 7 years ago
Huge changes expected as proposals for future of local schools ‘imminent’
Major changes to the future of the local schools estate – including possible closures and recommended capital works – are expected...
Keady/ 7 years ago
Minister praises Enlighten Hope youth company on books in little Eva’s memory
Education Minister Peter Weir has congratulated Young Enterprise Company ‘Enlighten Hope’, who recently won the Young Enterprise Award for their child-friendly...
New guidance published as Minister heralds support for academic selection
Schools which continue to use transfer tests as a selection tool are to be allowed to support pupils’ preparations for the...
Bessbrook/ 7 years ago
Co Armagh school given go-ahead for ‘autism specific’ learning support centre
Plans for a specialised unit to support children with autism at a Co Armagh primary school have been given Ministerial approval....