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.

CCEA public appointments competition

CCEA - public appointments competition

20 October 2023

More time to apply to be a Member of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA): Extended to 26 October

The Department of Education (DE) is working to fill vacancies on the Council of CCEA. The closing date has now been extended for applications until 4pm BST on Thursday 26 October.


Lisneal College - Sophie Magee winner of Workwear competition

Lisneal College student is winner of Workwear Challenge Competition

02 October 2023

Congratulations to Sophie Magee, from Lisneal College, a controlled school based in Londonderry. Sophie was the winner of a Workwear Challenge Competition that involved five schools in the north west.

with us not without event in collaboration with Stranmillis UC

CSSC and Stranmillis University College collaborative event for controlled schools

22 September 2023

CSSC provides high quality professional support enabling controlled school leaders to raise standards & make an impact in their schools. In this collaborative event 'With us not without us' between Stranmillis University College and CSSC on 21 September attendees heard from Prof Noel Purdy, Director of Research and Scholarship and Director of CREU (the Centre for Research in Educational Underachievement) at Stranmillis University College, Belfast.

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2023 results day for GCSE pupils

23 August 2023

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) recognises the hard work of pupils across Northern Ireland as they receive their GCSE results on 24 August. 

Limavady High School A level results 2023

Limavady High School celebrate A Level success and thank partner schools in the Roe Valley Learning Community

21 August 2023

Limavady High School is a controlled, co-educational school which offers a comprehensive education to all children living in Limavady town and the wider Roe Valley area.

Banbridge Academy A level results 2023

Banbridge Academy pays tribute to students, staff, parents and colleagues in primary schools on A Level results day

21 August 2023

Banbridge Academy celebrate with their students as they receive their AS and A Level results.

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2023 results day for A Level pupils

16 August 2023

The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) recognises the hard work of pupils across Northern Ireland on A Level results day, 17 August. 

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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.