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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.

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Message from new CSSC CEO Mark Baker  

22 June 2021

It is a privilege to become Chief Executive of CSSC. I am delighted to join a well-established team and to continue to work with all our partners across the education sector.

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Play in practice

18 June 2021

Controlled nursery schools and primary schools came together on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 June to demonstrate how their settings have facilitated playful learning opportunities for their children during the current pandemic.

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CSSC call for public appointments

17 June 2021

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) is seeking to appoint four voluntary directors.

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CSSC congratulates Queen’s Birthday 2021 Honours recipients

11 June 2021

Robin McLoughlin, Principal, Banbridge Academy and one of CSSC’s first Council members is among those in controlled education recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community. 

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Research finds Covid-19 restrictions impact on children’s play

10 June 2021

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the quality of play within early years classrooms, as well as the impact on children’s engagement, social interaction and emotional well-being was focus of a new report.

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Calling all artists!

10 June 2021

Whether you're a complete beginner, budding artist or have a wealth of experience, Royal Society for Protection of Birds NI (RSPB NI) is calling on artists of all ages to use their skills to illustrate a nature rich and climate safe future they want to see for Northern Ireland, as part of its Revive Our World campaign.

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Top Award for Lurgan College Young Enterprise Company

07 June 2021

‘Inspire Natural’, from Lurgan College have been crowned the Best Company in Northern Ireland at the recent Young Enterprise NI Final.

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Poetry Success for Amy!

07 June 2021

Congratulations to sixth form pupil Amy Blackbourne whose composition ‘A view from here’ was the winning entry in Ulster University’s Poetry Competition.

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CSSC welcomes the publication of the ‘A Fair Start’ report from the Expert Panel on educational underachievement

01 June 2021

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) has welcomed the publication of the report from the Expert Panel examining the links between educational underachievement and social disadvantage.

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CSSC - May enewsletter 2021

28 May 2021

Look out for CSSC's monthly enewsletters which will be posted here each month.

Enjoy reading!

May 2021 enews

Backdated enewsletters available to read here.