At Holy Family, we are very proud of our links with Omagh County Primary School and how they enhance the children’s experiences – both inside and outside school.
2015-16 was a very special year as we embarked on a new joint programme funded by Shared Education Signature Project, overseen by ETI. Staff work together to plan, team-teach and evaluate learning across the curriculum to enhance coverage for every child in both schools, particularly the areas of PDMU, STEM/The World Around Us, ICT and Numeracy.
Children from Holy Family Primary School and Omagh County Primary School will be working together in partnership through the Shared Education Project.
“Shared Education involves the provision of opportunities for children and young people from different community backgrounds to learn together.” (Education and Training Inspectorate)
The focus is to build upon the already existing relationship between the two schools (previous projects include EMU, CRED, PACT) and to progress to the next level where the main focus is on raising standards in teaching and learning.
The aims of Shared Education is to develop friendships and promote learning through practical activities and shared lessons. The children will also be exploring personal attributes, similarities and differences as part of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. This project will also allow the staff from both schools to share good practice and expertise and to plan and deliver lessons together.
Have a look at some of the activities we have been doing through Shared Education….