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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Survey

28 June 2023

The Education Authority’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Transformation Programme has been established to deliver all the work that is required to make positive and lasting change to the special educational needs system in Northern Ireland.


CSSC welcomes report highlighting the impact of Government cuts to children and young people in Northern Ireland.

27 June 2023

A report outlining the catastrophic consequences of cuts to education for children and young people in Northern Ireland is welcomed by the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC).

Rathcoole PS Pearson Award

In case you missed it ..... Rathcoole Primary School and Nursery Unit honoured in prestigious Pearson Teaching Awards

21 June 2023

Controlled School, Rathcoole Primary School & Nursery Unit (Rathcoole PSNU) has won a Pearson National Teaching Silver Award. Rathcoole PSNU was honoured with the Silver Award for Early Years Team of the Year for their outstanding commitment to changing the lives of the children they work with every day. 

Blue image with text CSSC congratulates all controlled schools representatives recognised in the King's Birthday Honours list

CSSC congratulates King's Birthday Honours recipients

17 June 2023

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) congratulates all those from the education sector recognised in the King’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.

Further win for Bangor Academy at Young Enterprise

National Young Enterprise success  is ‘Fur Real’ at Bangor Academy. 

07 June 2023

CSSC congratulates Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College on this additional win as one of the 547 controlled schools in Northern Ireland that CSSC supports to include nursery, primary, secondary, grammar, integrated, special & Irish-medium schools.

Bangor Academy winning Young Enterprise Award

Bangor Academy crowned Northern Ireland Young Enterprise Company of the Year

01 June 2023

Controlled school Bangor Academy and Sixth Form College’s Young Enterprise Team is celebrating as the top student company in Northern Ireland in the 2023 Young Enterprise Competition.

The High School Ballynahinch winning at Families First Awards

The High School, Ballynahinch wins Families First Award

01 June 2023

The High School Ballynahinch, a controlled school based in County Down wins the School of the Year at the Families First annual school awards on 20 May.