Welcome to the Sharing Education Programme

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.

  • SEP Conference June 2013 - The Impact and Potential of Shared Education

    The conference provided opportunities to disseminate and share practice and evidence both locally and internationally.ead More

  • SELF Conference 2012 - Supporting the Programme for Government Commitments on Shared Education

    The conference looked at some of the work achieved since the programme launched in 2007 and which now involves 162 schools..  Read More

  • SELF Conference 2011 Archive

    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

  • Understanding the Past, Understanding the Present

    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