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Shane McCurdy

CSSC appoint Interim Chief Executive

23 December 2020

Shane McCurdy has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive for Controlled Schools’ Support Council with effect from 01 January 2021.

Ballyclare High School 12 days of Christmas challenge

The 12 challenges of Christmas

21 December 2020

During December, Banbridge Academy Year 14 Sports Science students led the Year 8 PE classes in a 12 challenges of Christmas virtual fitness event. 

Minister visit Killard House School

Killard House Special School welcomes Education Minister

21 December 2020

Killard House Special School, Donaghadee recently welcomed Mr Peter Weir, Minister for Education and Education Authority officers from Area Planning and Management.

Christmas Hampers at Ballyclare High

Festive Giving at Ballyclare High School

21 December 2020

Ballyclare High School were in festive form as pupils and parents got involved in creating food hampers, showing such great thoughtfulness for others at this time of year.

Thomas Beatty PS - Irvinestown PS

CSSC Christmas card competition – congratulations to all!

17 December 2020

We are delighted to announce that Thomas Beatty, Primary 2 is the winner of this year's Christmas card competition. Congratulations to Thomas of Irvinestown Primary School on your amazing accomplishment. We hope you love his creative design of a Nativity scene as much as we do.

John Madden, Principal, Roddensvale School

Roddensvale School receive Silver Award

17 December 2020

Roddensvale School is proud to be the first school in Northern Ireland to be awarded a Silver Attachment and Trauma Sensitive School Award. The award recognises the commitment of the school and the steps staff take to develop a culture of compassion and nurture, which plays a pivotal role in preparing children and young people for learning.

Education Minister, Curtis & Jade at Monkstown Boxing Club

Minister praises community partnership programme

16 December 2020

Abbey Community College students (Curtis and Jade pictured above) met with Education Minister, Mr Peter Weir on a recent visit to Monkstown Boxing Club. The Minister praised an ‘education in the community’ programme aimed at improving educational achievement for young people.

Moat PS Ditch the Dark Day

Ditch the Dark Day

16 December 2020

Moat Primary School Primary 7 pupils recently celebrated the school’s Ditch the Dark Day.

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What’s the (gender) difference?: Views on male primary teachers from three Controlled primary school communities

10 December 2020

CSSC recently collaborated with the Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement on a pilot research project investigating views on male primary teachers.  CSSC also took part in a podcast that has been launched to accompany the report. The gender difference podcast can be accessed here.

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Fourth AGM of Controlled Schools' Support Council

04 December 2020

Speakers at the 2020 AGM included Mr Peter Weir, MLA, Minister for Education and Sara Long, Chief Executive, Education Authority.