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Taking Boys Seriously

“This important conference today highlights the role that CCMS continues to play in supporting and challenging school leaders and Governors to ensure that a range of strategies are in place to address the barriers to learning and underachievement of all pupils, particularly boys and pupils facing social deprivation.

“The performance of pupils in our maintained post-primary schools (non-selective) in 2017/18 was more than 5% above the Northern Ireland average for all non-selective schools.

“However, there still remains a significant gender gap between the attainment of boys and girls and CCMS remains committed to supporting our schools in raising standards for all pupils, in particular boys and those pupils entitled to Free School Meals.

“Today we are particularly delighted to be able to showcase the proactive and imaginative approaches being developed in St Joseph’s Boys School towards raising the aspirations and achievements of boys in Derry City”.

CCMS award for Education in the Community

Emma McHugh, St Mary’s University College, receives the CCMS annual award for her contribution to Education in the Community, undertaken during her teacher training studies.

Pictured: Emma McHugh and Mairead Harvey, Senior Education Adviser, CCMS

First sod cut on £3.4million primary school in Derry

Construction has started on the new Our Lady of Fatima primary school which will bring together two existing schools in Eglinton.

The new six-classroom school will accommodate up to 175 pupils and will amalgamate Mullabuoy and Listress primary schools.  It is being built on a greenfield site at Tamnaherin.

 

 

 

CCMS award for Education in the Community

Aisling Pell, Stranmillis College, receives the CCMS annual award for her contribution to Education in the Community, undertaken during her teacher training studies.

It's triple success for St Columba's

St Columba’s Primary School, Clady had a very successful school year in 2017-2018. The school was awarded Rights Respecting School Gold Award Level 2 on 11 October 2017. Gold in the Rights Respecting School Award is the highest level of the Award and is granted to schools that have fully embedded the principles of the Convention into their ethos and curriculum.  St Columba’s puts UNCRC at the heart of its school’s culture and ethos to improve wellbeing and develop each child’s talents and abilities to his/her fullest potential. This very positive programme empowers all pupils to express their opinions and views and actively participate in school decision making and know that their voice will be heard.

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Holy Evangelists' receives the Unicef UK's Rights Respecting Schools award

Holy Evangelists’ Primary School and Nursery Unit, Twinbrook under the leadership of Paula McWilliams PD&MU and Rights Respecting School Coordinator, has been awarded the prestigious Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award.

The Assessor commented on there being a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for RRS across the whole school community of adults and children. Children could talk about the UNCRC and the rights that they hold along with ‘all children across the world; they’re not just for us‘. Children talked about a range of articles that they considered important to them such as the right to be heard, be safe, learn, be healthy and ‘kept away from conflict’. The latter resonates with them due to the recent arrival of children from other countries, including Syria. This has made them even more aware that rights such as Art.22, 38 and 39, have been denied these children. It is clear that the children know that it is adults, ‘including governments’, who are the Duty Bearers.

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CCMS Lisburn
Linen Hill House
23 Linenhall Street
Lisburn
BT28 1FJ

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Omagh
BT79 0AW

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