Education & Skills

Education & Skills

Education

Nurture unit at Blackmountain Primary School, Belfast
An equal start? Overcoming early disadvantage

Reading Time: 3 minutes How can we ensure that children’s early years lay firm foundations for the future? During the first five years of life children develop at a rapid rate, and their experiences during this period profoundly influence

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Illustration of STEM education word typography: strengthening the STEM ‘artery’ will require a range of approaches
Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

Reading Time: 3 minutes How well is the compulsory education system supporting demand for STEM skills in Northern Ireland? Skills development is critical in driving economic growth, and evidence highlights the importance of STEM subjects in contributing to innovation

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Suicide rate per 100,000 persons; Belfast North and Belfast West are the two constituencies with the highest average annual suicide rate
Changes ahead for special educational needs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The growth of special educational needs and the implementation of new legislation point to challenges ahead. There has been a steady increase in the prevalence of special educational needs (SEN) in Northern Ireland over the

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