Thanks to the prime minister, it seems that educational selection is back on the agenda again. The grammar school issue in Kent and elsewhere is one aspect of the debate but it’s worth remembering that the segregation of learners by ‘aptitude’, ‘potential’, test or exam score is widespread with the 11+ being only one of a broad spectrum of selective practices. 646 more words
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Minister Farry’s case for transforming Initial Teacher Education in Northern Ireland is based on (i) professor Pasi Sahlberg’s “Aspiring to Excellence” report and (ii) the extent to which the “premia” paid to Stanmillis and St Mary’s University Colleges represent value for money. 543 more words
Special warning notice to parents considering these schools.
Dualling schools are Victoria College, Wellington College, Campbell College, Lagan College (not a grammar school) St Patrick’s College, Downpatrick, and Antrim Grammar. 73 more words