PHYSICAL Education teachers across the North have been left confused following on from a number of mixed messages from the Stormont Executive which saw Education Minister Peter Weir implement a number of COVID-19 restrictions on the school subject, before making a complete U-turn on the matter just 24-hours after the first announcement. Francis Shaw, a […]
‘Scandalous lack of support’for schools in Covid crisis
THERE ARE fears some local schools will not be able to afford to keep up with their much-needed social distancing and Covid safety measures due to a lack of funding. When the Herald recently spoke to some Fermanagh schools about how they were coping with their reopening in these challenging times, all were doing OK […]
Irvinestown Primary is to benefit from new investment
Irvinestown Primary School is to benefit from new government investment. The announcement came on Tuesday, just days after the restoration of devolved government. The school is one of 12 primary schools five post-primary schools and one special school set to benefit from an estimated capital investment of £45 million. Capital schemes across the North are […]
Brollagh parents defend school’s academic record
THE campaign to save St Mary’s High School Brollagh continues, as the school’s Parents Action Group battle to protect post-primary education in Belleek. At a meeting of the Council’s policy and resource committee in mid June, Cllr Alex Baird posed an open-ended question in regard to the curriculum provision for pupils at St Mary’s. He […]
One in three rural schools could be faced with closure
… but former principal insists small is beautiful
Parents vote to make Brollagh an integrated school
The Board of Governors will now put together a development proposal for Brollagh to be transformed into an integrated school.
Demolition possible for school at heart of community
Situated right at the centre of the border village, St Eugene’s has been lying empty since the school was officially closed on August 31 this year.
Power cuts in Fermanagh as schools told to close again
Fermanagh has come to a standstill as Storm Ophelia reaches the county.
‘A’ level choices face the chop due to school cuts
School principals have learned that money which enabled them to offer more subjects is to be almost halved.
Free school bus plan seems scuppered by no Stormont
Easing traffic congestion in towns, as well as improving safety for children living in rural areas, were two of the reasons given for the proposal.