".....a legacy characterised by lasting and constructive relationships between the young people." Junior Minister Bell- read more about the partnership between the Foyle Contested Space schools.Read More
"We all need to challenge ourselves about how far we are willing to go for shared education." SELF - Conference report now available here.Read More
"I want to see practical measures on the ground. I want to see schools working together, sharing services, and pupils moving between schools for a number of subjects." The Ministerial Advisory Group on the Advancement of Shared Education is now available.Read More
"....many of the problems we have stem from ignorance and I think the children going to another school can only broaden their education..."
Click on the Sharing Education map for partnerships near you.Read More
The SEP encourages schools to make cross-sectoral collaborations an integral part of school life, creating enhanced educational and personal development opportunities for everyone involved.
The first group of three year SEP partnerships (SEP1) commenced in September 2007. SEP2 partnerships started in September 2010. The SEP has involved over 100 schools at Post-Primary and Primary level in cross-sectoral collaboration concentrating on substantive, curriculum based activities. In their first year SEP2 partnerships involved over 4,000 students across Northern Ireland.
In November 2014 the First and Deputy First Ministers announced a new Shared Education Signature Project jointly funded by OFMDFM, DENI and the Atlantic Philanthropies. For more information about the project and some case studies click here.
The conference provided opportunities to disseminate and share practice and evidence both locally and internationally.ead More
The conference looked at some of the work achieved since the programme launched in 2007 and which now involves 162 schools.. Read More
Videos and materials from The Sharing Education Learning Forum (SELF) conference attended by the Minister of Education and Assembly Education Committee in October 2011.. Read More
The School of Education at Queen's University Belfast hosted a Sharing Education Programme (SEP) Seminar – 'Understanding the Past, Understanding the Present'. Links to the conference presentations are available.Read More