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Pearson National Teaching Awards 291121 Michael Allen and Marie Lindsay

Shared education partners both winners at 2021 Pearson National Teaching Awards

30 November 2021

Michael Allen, Principal, Lisneal College has won The Gold Award for Headteacher of the Year in a Secondary School, alongside Marie Lindsay, former principal of St Mary’s College who has won a Gold Award in the Pearson National Teaching Awards for The Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Minister at Fane Street Primary School

Minister launches Trauma Informed Practice (TIP) training to support children and young people

24 November 2021

The Minster of Education, Michelle McIlveen MLA, has launched an online training programme which focuses on raising awareness of trauma and its potential impacts on children.  The online training resource for schools on Trauma Informed Practice was launched at Fane Street Primary School.

CSSC monthly Enewsletter 2021

CSSC - November enewsletter 2021

22 November 2021

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

Enjoy reading!

November 2021 enews

Backdated enewsletters available to read here.

Dr Andy Brown, Vice Chair, CSSC and Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen

CSSC Chief Executive shares new strategy at AGM

19 November 2021

Speakers at the 2021 Controlled Schools' Support Council (CSSC) AGM included: Michelle McIlveen MLA, Minister of Education and Mark Baker, CSSC, Chief Executive. The 13 members of the new CSSC Council were ratified and introduced.

 CSSC Consultations call out

Department of Education Consultation

19 November 2021

The Department of Education has launched a consultation on deferral of the school starting age. CSSC will submit a response to this consultation which closes on 4 January 2022.

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NI Assembly Education Committee

17 November 2021

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) met with the NI Assembly Education Committee last week and highlighted the diverse nature of controlled schools and that we are open to all faiths and none.

Thomas Beatty PS - Irvinestown PS

Christmas card competition 2021

16 November 2021

CSSC is inviting Key Stage 2 pupils (Primary 5 -7) from controlled primary schools to design a Christmas themed greetings card.

West winds outdoor learning

West Winds Primary and outdoor learning

04 November 2021

West Winds Primary School and Nursery Unit share with us the outdoor learning opportunities being provided by the school.