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We will be working to promote controlled schools and the sector. If you have something to celebrate, please let us know.

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Ballymoney Model Integrated Primary School - I can sing a rainbow

28 May 2020

In November, Ballymoney Model Integrated Primary School celebrated ‘Friendship Week’ in their school and linked this to the symbol of a rainbow.

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Carnalbanagh Primary School comes up trumps

22 May 2020

Carnalbanagh Primary School is a small rural primary school, nestled in the Glens of Antrim, near Slemish Mountain.  The school has a current enrolment of 25 pupils and is celebrating recent success in a National Numeracy Competition.

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Grange Park Primary forms hub with local schools

21 May 2020

We continue with the CSSC series of news stories on schools while they operate in varied and exceptional circumstances. This week we hear from Mandy White, Principal, Grange Park Primary School.

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Look after your mental health

20 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 coincides with a time of heightened anxiety for everyone. In controlled schools Governors, Principals, teaching and non-teaching staff are adjusting to and navigating an educational landscape no one would have envisaged a relatively short time ago due to COVID-19. 

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Bike art challenge, VE Day celebrations and pirates!

19 May 2020

Staff and pupils at Cooley Primary School and Nursery Unit, Sixmilecross have been displaying their creative flair during the Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown.

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Remote learning practices and achievements

19 May 2020

The Foundation Stage pupils of Belvoir Park Primary School, Nursery Unit and Specialist provision have been embracing their remote learning platform through a wide range of curriculum activities exploring active learning at home. 

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Supporting Learning

15 May 2020

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) continues to support the interests of controlled schools in the context of the Covid 19 outbreak through its involvement in the Continuity of Learning Project, which was initiated by the Department of Education in late March 2020.

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Engaging with sign – a language for you and me

14 May 2020

Margaret-Anne Christie has written about her experience of taking part in the Engaging with sign – a language for you and me programme in the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf Magazine (BATOD). 

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Coleraine College student’s French success

14 May 2020

Year 9 pupils at Coleraine College were set a challenge by Mme Skobel, Head of French and Ms Black, French remote learning co-ordinator as part of their home learning to use an online tool ‘The Language Nut’ to support their language skills during lockdown.

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Ballyclare Secondary School Monopoly Board PE challenge!

14 May 2020

Covid-19 led to the closure of schools and created an unprecedented and uncertain time for staff and pupils of all schools including Ballyclare Secondary School.  Principal Kathryn Bell shares one idea that the PE Department came up with to keep Key Stage 3 pupils engaged and keeping active.