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OLEVI expands in Northern Ireland

September sees the start of an exciting two-year programme to roll-out the OLEVI programmes to schools in Northern Ireland

Last term OLEVI was delighted to welcome Paul McClenaghan, Principal of Strandtown Primary School, Belfast, along with the three fellow Heads from schools in Northern Ireland.

Their visit was a particular cause for celebration, as it marks the beginning of a two-year programme to roll out OLEVI’s Improving Teacher, Outstanding Teacher and Outstanding Facilitator Programmes to schools in Northern Ireland.

Funding for the programme has come from Atlantic Philanthropies – a charity that funds the development of Education in Northern Ireland – and will be evaluated by Queens University Belfast.

Paul McClenaghan, who has been the driving force behind the project, established the steering group: Teaching & Learning Schools Northern Ireland, to develop the two-year programme across Northern Ireland. The group will facilitate OLEVI programmes to 20 schools, working together in clusters of five Hubs.

The package of programmes will help schools involved in the project improve the quality of Teaching and Learning and leadership to help bring about sustainable whole school change.

Our guests attended the OLEVI QA training to become accredited OLEVI Quality Assurance Consultants. This will enable them to ensure the quality and content of the OLEVI Programme,s delivered in the project, are of the highest standard.

This is an exciting time for us all and we look forward to the rewards this venture will bring.