Title Schools: the price of segregation Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet ScopeNI Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 6/12/19 Description Isolated 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/Author Nick Garbutt URL https://scopeni.nicva.org/article/schools-the-price-of-segregation Persons Stephen Roulston, Sally Cook Title Millions of extra pounds needed to keep neighbouring small schools open Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet Irish News Media type Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/12/19 Description MILLIONS 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/Author Simon Doyle URL www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/12/04/news/millions-of-extra-pounds-needed-to-keep-neighbouring-small-schools-open-1781439/ Persons Stephen Roulston Title BBC Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet BBC Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/12/19 Description More 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/Author Robbie Meredith URL https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-50650607 Persons Stephen Roulston
Title Isolated Pairs of Small Schools Degree of recognition Regional Media name/outlet BBC Media type Radio Duration/Length/Size 4 mins Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/12/19 Description Interview 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/Author BBC URL No longer available - I have sound files but am unable to upload it Persons Stephen Roulston
- Transforming education; Primary schools;Isolated pairs.