NICIE are pleased to launch our Annual Impact Report for the period 2019-2020. This year we have created an electronic version of the report which highlights the key ways we have supported, promoted and enabled the growth of Integrated Education. We are launching this report as part of ‘Good Relations Week 2020’ which carries the theme of ‘Celebrating our Journey, Embracing our Future’.
As we approach the 40th anniversary of Integrated Education, we are mindful of the courageous steps many parents, teachers, schools and communities have taken towards promoting reconciliation through educating children together. We look forward to embracing a future where many more children can benefit from Integrated schooling. Below are some highlights from the report.
Highlights from the Report
- The existing 65 Integrated schools are not able to meet parental demand. This is a particular problem at post-primary level where more than a quarter of year eight students who applied were not placed in an Integrated school.
- There is hope though. In the financial year 2019-2020 over 50 schools have engaged with IEF and/or NICIE in order to begin to explore what becoming Integrated might mean for them. In the same period, six schools have balloted the parents/carers of the school and all voted in favour of transforming to become Integrated and there are a total of eight schools currently in the legal process of transforming.
- If your school is interested in exploring transformation to Integrated status, the NICIE Development Team are here to support you.
For more information, read our Annual Impact Report 2019-20 at this link.
If you would like to speak to someone informally about the possibilities for your school, please contact us here.
We have also produced some animations to accompany the release of our impact report. These are being released on social media through Good Relations Week 2020. You can also watch them below.
NICIE and the need for GROWTH in Integrated Education.
What is Transformation?
Support for existing Integrated schools.