SELF Programme February – September 2019
The overall aim of the SELF programme for 2019 is to ensure that practitioners and other relevant stakeholders are fully up to date on developments for Mainstreaming of Shared Education and that, through a research programme, SELF has a solid evidence base as we seek to influence further development and refinement of SE policy and its implementation.
The proposed programme encompasses two broad mainstreaming themes. The first relates to the mainstreaming of Shared Activities within the Schools’ Partnerships Settings, the second relates to Mainstreaming of Community Connections. The programme related to each of these themes includes;
- Events to develop awareness and promote deeper thinking about these aspects of Shared Education
- Research programmes to provide an evidence base for SELF in our advocacy work with key stakeholders and decision makers.
Events Programme Schedule
|Practitioner Seminar Series for School Leaders (Registration Open)
|Date||Location||Who Should attend|
|Tues 14th May
Wed 15th May
|Armagh City Hotel
Wellington Park Hotel Belfast
Silver Birches Hotel Omagh
School Principals or members of Senior Leadership Team
Other education stakeholders
|Community Connections Seminars (Registration Open)
Mon 8th April
Wed 10th April
Thurs 11th April
Belfast, Riddell Hall QUB
Fermanagh, Fermanagh House
Representatives of Community Organisations
MLAs and Councillors
Good Relations Officers
Community Planning Officers
|Community Connections Workshops|
|Thurs and Fri, 2nd and 3rd May 2019||Hilton Hotel Templepatrick||Representatives of School Partnerships participating in Pathfinder Programme|
|SELF Annual Conference|
|Thurs 17th September||Hilton Hotel Templepatrick||School Leaders and other stakeholders in Shared Education|
|School Partnerships – Shared Learning Experiences|
Seminar Series One: May 2019
· To bring all school leaders up to date on mainstreaming arrangements currently being planned and, or piloted by DE and EA.
· To set out DE and EA’s vision for Mainstreamed SE and to give school leaders a sense of the direction of travel
· To capture the views of practitioners on what they heard at each of the seminars – this aspect will be led by Joanne Hughes and her team. This will form part of her research programme referenced below.
Research Programme (Feb – June 2019) Professor Joanne Hughes QUB
To provide SELF with a solid evidence base upon which to base our advocacy in terms of mainstreaming arrangements for SE. These will include;
It is intended that this research will pose a series of issues/challenges/ questions for DE, EA, Practitioners and other stakeholders.
|Developing Effective and Sustainable Community Connections|
Seminar Series Two: April 2019
This seminar series is aimed at Youth Service and other bodies working with young people as well as MLA’s, Councillors, Area Council Community Planners and Good Relations Officers.
· To ensure that the relevant bodies / organisations in the community are up to date on progress with the implementation of the SE Ac
· To raise awareness of the Community Connections element of SE – the possible scope, nature and purpose of these connections and how they will complement and add to the SE experiences of young people in schools.
· To provide an opportunity for organisations represented to identify ‘next steps’.
Workshop: May 2019
SELF will invite a maximum of 6 partnerships, representative of a range of types of partnerships in NI, to a two day ‘think tank’ to explore the theme of building relevant, sustainable community connections, to decide on a ‘pathfinder focus’ and develop an action plan.
Research Programme (Feb – June 2019) Professor Tony Gallagher
· To provide SELF with an evidence base on which to advocate with DE and EA in relation to supporting schools to build sustainable, effective community connections which will, through schools working in SE partnerships, promote social cohesion and improve a range of outcomes for young people in their communities.
· To develop and clarify thinking about Community Connections;
It is intended that the Research Team will participate in the Seminar Series as well as the Symposium and that discussion will be captured as part of the research.
|SELF Conference 2019- Achieving More Together
Tuesday, 17th September 2019
|Presentation of Research Findings and the implications for SE Stakeholders
| Leading for the Greater Good
Opportunities and Challenges of Collaboration
|Key Conference Inputs:
How we have achieved more together – Practitioner Input on the wider benefits of Collaboration for
· School Improvement
· Community Connections
· Professional Development
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