Principal concerned with rise in pupil absenteeism

AN Enniskillen native, who is the principal of one of the largest girls’ schools in Belfast, has highlighted the desperate situation schools are finding themselves in as the number of pupils marked absent every day continues to rise. Jackie Bartley, who is the principal of St Genevieve’s High School in the Andersonstown area of west Belfast and president […]

Stop transfer test for the sake of youth mental health

WHILE exams for pupils at second level have been cancelled, some controversial transfer tests for primary pupils may still be going ahead. Locally, both St Michael’s College and Mount Lourdes Grammar School already announced they would not be holding transfer tests this year several months ago. However, on its website, the Enniskillen Royal Grammar School […]