In 2007 a Revised Curriculum was introduced for Primary Education in Northern Ireland by the Department of Education.
The Foundation Stage builds on the good practice in nursery schools, classes and playgroups. During the Foundation Stage, teachers will be able to teach at a pace which is developmentally appropriate for very young children, with a strong emphasis on play-based learning, personal, social and emotional development and language development
Key Stage 1 covers Years 3 & 4, whilst Key Stage 2 covers Years 5-7. Pupils are encouraged to make connections in their learning and see the relevance of what they are studying.
There is an increased emphasis on Personal Development across the curriculum. Skills and capabilities are developed throughout all six Learning Areas (The Arts, Language and Literacy, Maths and Numeracy, Personal Development, Physical Education and The World Around Us).
The Revised Curriculum Primary [ 980KB ]
Understanding the Foundation Stage [ 704KB ]
Learning through Play in the Early Years [ 5.2MB ]
Learning Outdoors [ 3.1MB ]
Learning through Play at Key Stage 1 [ 2.7MB ]
There is support available for whole school issues eg School Self-evaluation, School Development Planning and The Use of Data.
Every School a Good School [ 707KB ]
Together Toward Improvement - Primary [ 2.5MB ]
DENI Circulars on Benchmarking, Target setting and School Development Planning :
Benchmarking [ 98KB ]