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GBA present to Education Committee

The GBA have presented to the Education Committee on the Education Bill. To view the Hansard click here. Our position paper can also be accessed below. GBA Analysis of Education Bill – Nov 2012 – FNL


GBA congratulate NI A-level students on outstanding performance

The Governing Bodies Association, the representative body for the Voluntary Grammar sector, has congratulated pupils in Northern Ireland on another outstanding performance at A-level. GBA Director John Hart said, “Once again Northern Ireland has significantly outperformed counterparts in England & Wales with another outstanding set of A-Level results.  “We have seen yet again that Northern … Continue reading GBA congratulate NI A-level students on outstanding performance


Credibility of Minister’s flagship policy Transfer 2010 lies in tatters

The Governing Bodies Association has sharply criticised the Education Minister for a core policy that could lead to legal challenges for schools as a result of official guidance. Largely rejected by the Grammar sector, the policy of Transfer 2010 advised schools to simply remove academic selection from amongst their entrance criteria and instead follow a … Continue reading Credibility of Minister’s flagship policy Transfer 2010 lies in tatters


Minister Ruane’s disengagement is ‘irresponsible’

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Governing Bodies Association outgoing Chair Dr Evelyn Dermott has robustly defended member schools in the Voluntary Grammar sector. Her remarks came in light of recent public criticism of the Grammar sector from the Education Minister Catriona Ruane. Dr Dermott said, “As the representative voice of the Voluntary Grammar … Continue reading Minister Ruane’s disengagement is ‘irresponsible’