Adviser Environment & Society
Education has a key role to play in building a fair and prosperous society in Northern Ireland. We need to prepare children for living in an increasingly diverse society where citizens from all backgrounds are valued and where opportunities are open to all. The Community Relations, Equality& Diversity in Education Policy (CRED) was launched in March 2011. The main aim of the policy is to:
contribute to improving relations between communities by educating children and young people to develop self-respect, respect for others, promote equality and work to eliminate discrimination.
The Department of Education, through its Community Relations, Equality and Diversity policy and strategy, aims to ensure that every child in Northern Ireland, in the age range 3 to 25 in the education and youth sectors, should grow into adulthood
Each year schools can apply for funding for projects which contribute to meeting the aims and objectives of the CRED policy. The details of the online application form and guidance notes are now available on the regional website www.credni.org
Date for your diary
Thursday 23rd August 2012 RTU Summer School, Stranmillis University College.
1 day course for teachers on CRED. Further details available from www.rtuni.org course number 69 The course will provide information on CRED, showcase project work from four schools and introduce a number of educational partners who can support schools in education for diversity.