APTIS is the Association of Principals in Integrated Schools. The Association provides an opportunity for head teachers, in primary and post-primary integrated schools, to meet and share areas of common interest. The Association meets at least once a term and runs a conference once a year also.

It has several aims including

  • Being a clear, influential voice in the educational arena of Northern Ireland
  • Providing a forum where Principals can address current issues of common concern
  • Supporting new principals and principals in transforming/transformed schools – mentoring and affirming
  • Building leadership capacity
  • Learning from each other and celebrating success
  • Harnessing the passion for the integrated vision and helping to make it a reality

The APTIS Steering Committee, which meets several times a year, is open to all principals and is the forum where ideas are discussed, statements on areas of interest are agreed and sub-groups represent the principals at various forums such as the Management side committee, meetings with the Education Committee in the Northern Ireland executive and the Integrated Education Review team etc.

The APTIS committee members are:
Joint Chairs: Amanda McNamee and Barry Corrigan
Treasurer: Nigel Arnold

APTIS organise two main events a year to allow principals in integrated schools to come together and discuss issues that are relevant to them and to share good practice.

APTIS Autumn Conference, November 15th 2019.

To register for the Autumn Conference, at Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre on the 15th November please fill in the form below. If you have any problems with registering please contact NICIE directly.

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Autumn Conference Speakers

John Foster has been involved in the field of counselling consultancy since 1988. He is an Inspire Knowledge & Leadership Consultant, facilitating training in Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Resilience, Stress Management, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Mental Health Awareness. 

As an accredited counsellor trainer, John has facilitated a range of counselling programmes from postgraduate university modules to community based projects.

Dr Malachi O’Doherty. Channel56 offers a range of media and communications services specialising in bespoke media training.  Their media training programmes give people the confidence to handle interviews positively, structure key messages and develop a powerful communications strategy.

Dr Malachi O’Dohery is one of the most distinctive voices in Northern Ireland.  He is a regular commentator on policital and social affairs through his columns and features in newspapers, radio and television.

Joanne Kane is the founder and Human Resources Director of Headstogether, a specialist human resources consulting firm with offices in Belfast and London. The firm provides both retained and project services to clients in the private, public and not for profit sectors, helping them to effectively plan, organise and manage their staff. Prior to founding Headstogether, Joanne held senior HR roles with Marks & Spencer, Coca Cola, Linklaters and Diageo. She is currently responsible for leading a team of experienced consultants at Headstogether, and her personal specialisms are in strategy and organisational change, mediation and in dealing with disciplinary and grievance matters at senior management and board levels.