Description

I was interviewed on Regional Radio with excerpts later used in news bulletins and in interviews with local politicians, regarding the additional costs of maintaining pairs of schools, each catering to their own community, especially in rural areas.

Period4 Dec 2019 → 6 Dec 2019

Media coverage

3

Media coverage

  • TitleSchools: the price of segregation
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletScopeNI
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date6/12/19
    DescriptionIsolated Together: Pairs of Primary Schools Duplicating Provision looks at the cost of providing small rural schools of different sectors and sets out the cost of continuing duplication of provision.

    It uses government data and GIS mapping to identify areas where two small primary schools, in some cases below the official sustainable enrolment level, are located close together but several miles from other, similar provision.
    Producer/AuthorNick Garbutt
    URLhttps://scopeni.nicva.org/article/schools-the-price-of-segregation
    PersonsStephen Roulston, Sally Cook
  • TitleMillions of extra pounds needed to keep neighbouring small schools open
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletIrish News
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/12/19
    DescriptionMILLIONS of extra pounds are being spent keeping open `isolated pairs' of small schools, a new study has found.

    Academics identified 32 such pairs across the north, many of which receive additional funding as a lifeline.

    The findings are included in a paper published by the Transforming Education project at Ulster University.

    It is examining aspects of the education system "which are not as effective as they might be".
    Producer/AuthorSimon Doyle
    URLwww.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/12/04/news/millions-of-extra-pounds-needed-to-keep-neighbouring-small-schools-open-1781439/
    PersonsStephen Roulston
  • TitleBBC
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/12/19
    DescriptionMore mergers between small Catholic and controlled schools would save money and benefit pupils and communities, according to newly published research.

    The Ulster University report identified 32 pairs of schools offering "primary aged education to two different communities... often only yards apart".
    Producer/AuthorRobbie Meredith
    URLhttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50650607
    PersonsStephen Roulston

Media contributions

1

Media contributions

  • TitleIsolated Pairs of Small Schools
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size4 mins
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date4/12/19
    DescriptionInterview with Karen Paterson, later used in news clips and in interview with two local politicians: Karen Mullan of Sinn Fein and Chris Lyttle of Alliance.
    Producer/AuthorBBC
    URLNo longer available - I have sound files but am unable to upload it
    PersonsStephen Roulston

Keywords

  • Transforming education; Primary schools;Isolated pairs.