CSSC loves to work with controlled schools to promote and celebrate pupils' success. If you have something to showcase, please let us know. Additional information can be found under CSSC publications.

Fane Street Primary School

Award winning controlled school, Fane Steet Primary School and wellbeing champions

13 March 2024

The importance of meeting the needs of children and young people within controlled schools is critical, forming part of a whole school ethos.

The launch of the findings of an organisational review of the implementation of Trauma Informed Approaches in Northern Ireland took place recently on 22 February and contains crucial research commissioned by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland and carried out by Queen’s University Belfast.

NIAC 280224 - Integrated education inquiry

Integrated Education Inquiry - CSSC highlights importance of inclusion, sharing and integration

29 February 2024

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) recently delivered evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee’s Integrated Education Inquiry.


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CSSC Statement: Misrepresentation of controlled schools

29 February 2024

CSSC remains concerned about the unhelpful misrepresentation of controlled schools. The controlled sector is open to all in actions and not simply aspiration. As stated at the NI Affairs committee yesterday we continue to support inclusion, sharing and integration. 

CSSC believes that all sectors must work together and that the collaboration must remain respectful and evidence informed.

Limavady shared education campus opening

Limavady Shared Education Campus opening - A leading example of shared education and inclusion in action

21 February 2024

The  £11million shared education campus in Limavady was officially opened by the First Minister Michelle O’Neill and deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly. Education Minister Paul Givan accompanied the ministers to view the newly completed campus bringing together St Mary’s and Limavady High School sites with a range of new shared facilities.  

CCMS, the managing authority for Catholic maintained schools and CSSC, the support body for controlled schools, jointly congratulated Limavady High School and St. Mary’s High School on the official opening of our first Shared Education Campus. Limavady Shared Education Campus is a leading example of shared education and inclusion in action in the Limavady community. The opening of the campus follows decades of cooperation between the two schools ensuring the children and young people in Limavady were educated together.


Carrickfergus GS research event 2024

Carrickfergus Grammar School to host ResearchED Belfast conference dedicated to sharing education research

22 January 2024

Carrickfergus Grammar School will host a Belfast conference which is dedicated to sharing education research. The ResearchED Belfast conference will include a day of talks featuring world-renowned experts and local practitioners, helping teachers bridge the gap between research and practice

CSSC Scholarship 2024

CSSC Non-Selective Post-Primary Leadership Scholarship

17 January 2024

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) is pleased to announce a second application process for the Scholarship programme for senior leaders of non-selective controlled post-primary schools. 

The purpose of the Scholarship is to offer funding towards a Unit of the Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status course, provided through the Chartered College of Teaching.

ICT Excellence Awards 2024

The 2024 ICT Excellence Awards

12 January 2024

The 2024 ICT Excellence Awards return for the school year 2023/24.

The ICT Excellence Awards celebrate the innovative use of technology in transforming teaching and learning, while improving educational outcomes in Northern Ireland.

Happy Christmas from CSSC

Happy Christmas from CSSC

21 December 2023

CSSC would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year and hope that you get to enjoy a well-deserved break over the festive period.

Building Capacity programme

Controlled school leaders - every day a school day!

13 December 2023

CSSC provides high quality professional support enabling controlled school leaders to raise standards and make an impact in their schools. In this academic year 2023/24 controlled school leaders signed up to participate in CSSC’s Ethos and Leadership programme, Building Capacity module. This module addresses one strategic priority in the School Development Plan focused on improving learning and teaching.