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Teacher Professional Learning Underway

The 2020 TPL courses commenced on January 13th with ‘Delivering Effective Collaboration and Sharing in Primary Schools’.  The first of a series of modules which will be rolled out in different venues until the end of the school year was delivered in Letterkenny by Stranmillis College.

Ashgrove PS and St Michael’s PS – Shared Education in action – a report by St Michael’s PS

The frosty start didn't deter any of the P7 pupils from Ashgrove PS and St Michael's PS who buzzed with excitement on the way to Hillsborough Castle.

Shared Education Benefitting both Pupils and Teachers

Hardy Memorial PS and St Patrick's PS Armagh have been sharing classes for almost two years, working and sharing professional expertise between schools as well as providing opportunities to their pupils to engage in shared learning.


Millquarter and Groggan Shared Education Partnership - Building Bridges

Millquarter and Groggan Primary School, are located in rural areas between Toome and Randalstown and are five miles apart. We have been in formal partnership for three years but have established links long before then with both Principals working closely together since their appointments to each school.

Extending Shared Education Activity in Dundalk School's Partnership

St Vincent’s Secondary School and Dundalk Grammar School have been collaborating in Shared Education for close to two years; sharing coding and music classes as well as taking on sign language.  To reach a wider community both within and beyond the two schools, this year they decided to look at more current affairs and topical issues and incorporate the debating clubs in both schools. 

Supported by their teachers and friends, on October 24 two debating teams each composed of pupils from both schools faced each other on a Brexit related topic.  Pat McCormick from Dundalk Institute of Technology and President of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce chaired the debate.  A follow up debate is planned in February on ‘Climate Change’ with the hope to elicit participation from other CASE schools. 


On October 16, Rosemary Dunne of St Mura’s NS, Buncrana, presented at the National Literacy and Numeracy Forum in Farmleigh House on the work she and her partner school St Boden’s NS are doing through Shared Education.

Teacher Professional Learning (TPL) programme

This consists of a suite of short courses covering a range of strategic areas to help develop collaborative working practices and support school improvement. 

All teachers in schools involved in the CASE Project are eligible to participate in the TPL programme.


Courses are limited to 20 places and registration is now open via Eventbrite on the links below.

Schools are reminded that priority will be given to those attending in partnerships and that places are limited to one attendee per school.

Subcover will be provided for all attendees.


*  There is a high demand for our courses. Please note, should you be unable to attend for any reason, please ensure you cancel your place via Eventbrite so we can release it to the next participant on the waiting list. *


Developing effective sharing through the Curriculum

Provider: Stranmillis University


Dates: Thursday 13 & Friday 14 May & Thursday 10 June 2021

(09.30 - 15.30)


Developing effective sharing through the curriculum STEM

Provider: Stranmillis University

Dates: Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 April & Tuesday 11 May 2021

(09.30 - 15.30)


Sharing through Play

Provider: Stranmillis University

Delivered by: Dr. Glenda Walsh

Dates: Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 April & Friday 28 May 2021 (09.30 - 15.30)


Developing effective collaboration and sharing in PS

Provider: Stranmillis University

Dates: Thursday 13 & Friday 14 May & Thursday 10 June 2021

(09.30 - 15.30)



Sharing through Play Module 7 Course 3

Provider: Stranmillis University

Dates: Monday 17 & Tuesday 18 May & Tuesday 22 June 2021 (09.30 - 15.30)




St. Joseph’s Slate St. & Blackmountain PS, Belfast CASE Shared Education Primary 6 workshop

Children in P6 participated in an African Drumming session and a Philosophy taster talk with Mr McAreavey, Head teacher in Holy Cross boys.  The children had great fun making music together on the djembe drums and learning about rhythm.  The feedback from the children was very positive and we look forward to bringing Philosophy into our school in the next academic year.  What is Philosophy for children?  Philosophical development is giving students the opportunity to practice and improve philosophising and the intellectual competencies involved in this, which have wider application in most, if not all subjects and becomes an important part of life-long learning.  Through the Shared Education programme we hope to equip the pupils and teachers involved in these life skills and equip them for future learning and experiences.

Creeslough National School and Cloughfin National School Science Open Days

As part of our shared education programme this year which focussed on STEM, we hosted two special Science open days, one in each school, hosting the children and staff from our partner school.

Shared Education Success at St Joseph’s and Drumhillery PS!

Schools celebrate a successful topic on the growth of Linen and it’s rich cultural and historical significance in their community.

Last modified: 22 October 2020