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Speaking at the launch of the Specialist Schools’ pilot in St Louise’s Comprehensive on Tuesday 14th March, the Minister, Angela Smith, said ‘When I invited schools to apply for specialist schools status I indicated that the aim was to include 10 schools.

I am pleased to announce that I will be issuing letters of offer not to 10 schools but to 12 schools. I have been extremely impressed by the potential, by the innovation and by the creativity within these bids.

They have clearly demonstrated that not only do they wish to raise standards within their own schools but are willing and able to share best practice for the benefit of pupils in the wider community.’

Specialist School status will enable Shimna to build on our record of academic excellence, and to share good practice with our partner schools and partners in the community.

Angela Smith was keen to point out that ‘this initiative is not about introducing another school type in Northern Ireland. It’s about enabling existing schools to develop their own distinctive ethos.'

We will use this opportunity to enhance our integrated ethos which supports our high expectations of all our students.

Further information about Specialist Schools can be found on:

Specialist Schools Website

Languages and the international dimension are the focus of our specialism, which will lay the foundations for academic achievement across the curriculum.

The successful bid will attract: £100,000 capital grant and £100 per pupil each year for the next 4 years.

Contact us if you are interested in finding out how Specialist Schools’ Status can help us support you or your child or your community group or business through languages and the international dimension.

Partnership schools
Partnership is central to the ethos of Specialist Schools. We will be working with our local and feeder primary schools in order to open up further opportunities for children to learn languages from the early years of primary school and build up their enjoyment of the international dimension.

We also have new partnerships in place with Specialist Schools in the Performing Arts and in ICT. These new links will bring tremendous benefits to our students.

 

Speaking at the launch of the Specialist Schools’ pilot in St Louise’s Comprehensive on Tuesday 14th March, the Minister, Angela Smith, said ‘When I invited schools to apply for specialist schools status I indicated that the aim was to include 10 schools.

I am pleased to announce that I will be issuing letters of offer not to 10 schools but to 12 schools. I have been extremely impressed by the potential, by the innovation and by the creativity within these bids.

They have clearly demonstrated that not only do they wish to raise standards within their own schools but are willing and able to share best practice for the benefit of pupils in the wider community.’

Specialist School status will enable Shimna to build on our record of academic excellence, and to share good practice with our partner schools and partners in the community.

Angela Smith was keen to point out that ‘this initiative is not about introducing another school type in Northern Ireland. It’s about enabling existing schools to develop their own distinctive ethos.'

We will use this opportunity to enhance our integrated ethos which supports our high expectations of all our students.

Further information about Specialist Schools can be found on:

Specialist Schools Website

Languages and the international dimension are the focus of our specialism, which will lay the foundations for academic achievement across the curriculum.

The successful bid will attract: £100,000 capital grant and £100 per pupil each year for the next 4 years.

Contact us if you are interested in finding out how Specialist Schools’ Status can help us support you or your child or your community group or business through languages and the international dimension.

Partnership schools
Partnership is central to the ethos of Specialist Schools. We will be working with our local and feeder primary schools in order to open up further opportunities for children to learn languages from the early years of primary school and build up their enjoyment of the international dimension.

We also have new partnerships in place with Specialist Schools in the Performing Arts and in ICT. These new links will bring tremendous benefits to our students.

 

Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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Contact Details
Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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