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Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Apart from the NHS, education has been the public service hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. It has caused severe disruption at pivotal periods of thousa [...]

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Condolences paid after teenager killed and six other young people injured in overnight collision - PSNI appealing for witnesses to two car collision

Anti-UVF operation nets suspected drugs and cutting agent with man charged with narcotics and firearms offences... Local DUP MLA Peter Weir said news of the ro [...]

Read full article: Condolences paid after teenager killed a...→
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Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at full capacity in September, education chief admits

Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at full capacity in September, education chief admits

A large number of schools in Northern Ireland will not be able to return to full-capacity teaching in September, the education minister has said.Peter Weir’s c [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at fu...→
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Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir has scandalous attitude to teachers: Union chief

Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir has scandalous attitude to teachers: Union chief

Education Minister Peter Weir has hit back after the new president of the Ulster Teachers’ Union accused him of having a “scandalous” attitude to the professio [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir...→
Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education Minister sets target date of August 17 for some pupils to go back to school

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education Minister sets target date of August 17 for some pupils to go back to school

Education Minister Peter Weir has set a target date of August 17 for some pupils to return to school in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education ...→
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Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Stormont Minister Peter Weir has faced a virtual grilling from students across Northern Ireland on the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on the education s [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland students quiz Education...→
£10.7m in free school meal payments made during lockdown, says Education Minister Peter Weir

£10.7m in free school meal payments made during lockdown, says Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir has said that £10.7 million in free school meal payments have been paid out for some 101,500 children in Northern Ireland since t [...]

Read full article: £10.7m in free school meal payments made...→
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Education minister and Stormont committee chairman clash over academic selection

Education minister and Stormont committee chairman clash over academic selection

Stormont’s education minister Peter Weir has clashed with the chairman of his department’s scrutiny committee over academic selection.

Read full article: Education minister and Stormont committe...→
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Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter Weir to outline phased return for schools beginning in September

Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter Weir to outline phased return for schools beginning in September

The Education Minister is expected to announce a phased return for schools in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter We...→
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Peter Weir: Traditional school holiday dates may ‘not be sacrosanct’

School summer holiday dates may not be sacrosanct when it comes to pupils returning to classes in Northern Ireland, the education minister has said.

Read full article: Peter Weir: Traditional school holiday d...→
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Coronavirus: Education ministers warned by UK unions not to open schools prematurely

Coronavirus: Education ministers warned by UK unions not to open schools prematurely

Northern Ireland Education Minister Peter Weir, along with other education ministers, has been warned not to reopen schools prematurely by a group representing [...]

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New Northern Ireland grading system aims for 'fair results' but parents fear for children's future

New Northern Ireland grading system aims for 'fair results' but parents fear for children's future

Education Minister Peter Weir has said his priority is that students here get "fair results" in the new grading system announced for cancelled GCSE, AS and A-l [...]

Read full article: New Northern Ireland grading system aims...→
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Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast...
Education Minister Peter Weir announced [...]

Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast... Education Minister Peter Weir announced [...]

Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast... Education Minister Peter Weir announced the new system for awarding GCSE, AS and A-level grades

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Schools have duties in crisis so volunteer usage should only be last resort

The education minister Peter Weir has appealed for volunteer former teachers to help out in schools if required.

Read full article: Schools have duties in crisis so volunte...→
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Retired teachers and classroom assistants asked to keep schools open during coronavirus crisis

Education Minister Peter Weir has asked retired teachers and classroom assistants to help keep schools open amid the coronavirus crisis.

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NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...]

Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→
Free school meals in Northern Ireland  to be extended over summer due to coronavirus crisis

Free school meals in Northern Ireland to be extended over summer due to coronavirus crisis

Local pupils who qualify for free school meals will continue to receive them over the summer months after Education Minister Peter Weir confirmed the scheme wo [...]

Read full article: Free school meals in Northern Ireland t...→
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Revealed: Some NI schoolchildren might only return to classrooms for two days per week - Education Minister Peter Weir lays out detailed plan for New School Day

The Department of Education has published an in-depth report on how it envisages what a new school day will look like when students return to classrooms in Aug [...]

Read full article: Revealed: Some NI schoolchildren might o...→
  • #Peter Weir

Free School Meals scheme pressure now on Stormont after Boris Johnson makes u-turn following Marcus Rashford campaign

There are calls for Education Minister, Peter Weir, to extend the free school meals over the summer for thousands of vulnerable children in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Free School Meals scheme pressure now on...→
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for Friday, May 22

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for Friday, May 22

As Education Minister Peter Weir outlined his timetable for schools to return, a survey has indicated an overwhelming majority of teachers and principals are c [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for...→
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Northern Ireland teacher unions give a cautious welcome to Peter Weir's timetable

Northern Ireland teacher unions give a cautious welcome to Peter Weir's timetable

Teacher unions have given a cautious welcome to the Education Minister's timetable for restarting schools.

Read full article: Northern Ireland teacher unions give a c...→
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Education minister calls for remote learning consistency in Northern Ireland

Education minister calls for remote learning consistency in Northern Ireland

Remote learning in Northern Ireland needs to be as consistent as possible, education minister Peter Weir has said.

Read full article: Education minister calls for remote lear...→
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Coronavirus: No guarantee NI schools will reopen in September says Education Minister Peter Weir

Minister for Education, Peter Weir, MLA, has said there is "e;no planned date for the reopening of schools"e; in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Coronavirus: No guarantee NI schools wil...→
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Teachers warn of ‘catastrophic’ surge in infections if schools are allowed to open

Teachers’ unions have written to the eduction minister Peter Weir warning of a ‘catastrophic’ surge in coronavirus re-infections if schools are allowed to open [...]

Read full article: Teachers warn of ‘catastrophic’ surge in...→
  • #Peter Weir

Coronavirus: Debate over predicted grades for A-Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs

There has been heated debate in the education sector about the fairness of the predicted grades plan unveiled by Education Minister Peter Weir this week.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Debate over predicted grade...→
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Coronavirus: This is how NI school children will have their A-level and GCSE grades calculated without sitting exams this summer

The Education Minister, Peter Weir, has explained how school children all over Northern Ireland can expect to have their A-level and GCSE grades calculated.

Read full article: Coronavirus: This is how NI school child...→
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Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning thriller from Peter Weir

Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning thriller from Peter Weir

★★★★☆Peter Weir, the Australian auteur behind Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli, made his American debut with this striking thriller. It won two Oscars, inc [...]

Read full article: Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning...→

‘Protective bubbles’ could replace social distancing in schools, says Peter Weir

Contingency plans to reopen schools in Northern Ireland could change if the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline, the Education Minister has said.

Read full article: ‘Protective bubbles’ could replace socia...→

Peter Weir; Children’s well-being at centre of all we do

As our society begins to emerge from lockdown the complete return of all our children to school is essential, not only for our young people’s educational and p [...]

Read full article: Peter Weir; Children’s well-being at cen...→
  • #Peter Weir

Peter Weir: Large number of NI schools will not return to full capacity in September

A large number of schools in Northern Ireland will not be able to return to full-capacity teaching in September, the Education Minister has said.

Read full article: Peter Weir: Large number of NI schools w...→
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Call for clarity from teaching unions after Weir says NI schools will return on August 17

Call for clarity from teaching unions after Weir says NI schools will return on August 17

Teaching unions have questioned the legality of an announcement by Education Minister Peter Weir that schools should reopen on August 17.

Read full article: Call for clarity from teaching unions af...→
Education Minister Peter Weir reveals plan for NI schools to reopen from late August on a phased basis

Education Minister Peter Weir reveals plan for NI schools to reopen from late August on a phased basis

Education Minister Peter Weir has revealed his plans for some school pupils to return to school in late August.

Read full article: Education Minister Peter Weir reveals pl...→
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Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and staff remains my key priority

Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and staff remains my key priority

The impact of Covid-19 has been unprecedented in the history of Northern Ireland. It has presented significant challenges for many sectors but particularly for [...]

Read full article: Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and sta...→
  • #Peter Weir

NI Education Minister Peter Weir expected to today announce phased return to school

The Education Minister is today expected to announce a phased return for schools in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: NI Education Minister Peter Weir expecte...→
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Reopening schools next month ‘premature’, teachers warn

Reopening schools next month would be “wholly premature”, a teachers’ union has warned Northern Ireland education minister Peter Weir.

Read full article: Reopening schools next month ‘premature’...→
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Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't be considered for 2021 A-levels, says Northern Ireland Education Minister

Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't be considered for 2021 A-levels, says Northern Ireland Education Minister

Education Minister Peter Weir said there is no other option but to discount AS-level results from final A-level grades in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't...→
  • #Peter Weir
Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real lesson for students

Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real lesson for students

As was widely anticipated, teachers in Northern Ireland will predict the grades they think pupils would have achieved in the cancelled GCSE, AS and A-level exa [...]

Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real...→
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Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola Weir

Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola Weir

The 44-year-old broadcaster from Ballymena presents BBC Radio Ulster's farming and rural affairs show, Farming Matters, and is also the reporter for the Stephe [...]

Read full article: Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola...→
Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland student grades to be finalised this week, says Education Minister

Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland student grades to be finalised this week, says Education Minister

Education Minister Peter Weir has told Northern Ireland students who were due to sit A-Level and GCSE exams this summer that he hopes to provide answers on gra [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and nurseries open for key worker children as government pledges daycare in people’s own homes

Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and nurseries open for key worker children as government pledges daycare in people’s own homes

Education minister Peter Weir has said tonight that, after schools were told to shut their doors to general pupils last week, “limited education supervision” w [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Apart from the NHS, education has been the public service hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. It has caused severe disruption at pivotal periods of thousa [...]

Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister P...→
  • #Peter Weir

‘Protective bubbles’ could replace social distancing in schools, says Peter Weir

Contingency plans to reopen schools in Northern Ireland could change if the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline, the Education Minister has said.

Read full article: ‘Protective bubbles’ could replace socia...→
Free school meals in Northern Ireland  to be extended over summer due to coronavirus crisis

Free school meals in Northern Ireland to be extended over summer due to coronavirus crisis

Local pupils who qualify for free school meals will continue to receive them over the summer months after Education Minister Peter Weir confirmed the scheme wo [...]

Read full article: Free school meals in Northern Ireland t...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at full capacity in September, education chief admits

Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at full capacity in September, education chief admits

A large number of schools in Northern Ireland will not be able to return to full-capacity teaching in September, the education minister has said.Peter Weir’s c [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at fu...→
  • #Peter Weir

Peter Weir: Large number of NI schools will not return to full capacity in September

A large number of schools in Northern Ireland will not be able to return to full-capacity teaching in September, the Education Minister has said.

Read full article: Peter Weir: Large number of NI schools w...→
  • #Peter Weir

Free School Meals scheme pressure now on Stormont after Boris Johnson makes u-turn following Marcus Rashford campaign

There are calls for Education Minister, Peter Weir, to extend the free school meals over the summer for thousands of vulnerable children in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Free School Meals scheme pressure now on...→
Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education Minister sets target date of August 17 for some pupils to go back to school

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education Minister sets target date of August 17 for some pupils to go back to school

Education Minister Peter Weir has set a target date of August 17 for some pupils to return to school in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for Friday, May 22

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for Friday, May 22

As Education Minister Peter Weir outlined his timetable for schools to return, a survey has indicated an overwhelming majority of teachers and principals are c [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for...→
  • #Peter Weir
Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and staff remains my key priority

Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and staff remains my key priority

The impact of Covid-19 has been unprecedented in the history of Northern Ireland. It has presented significant challenges for many sectors but particularly for [...]

Read full article: Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and sta...→
  • #Peter Weir
Education minister and Stormont committee chairman clash over academic selection

Education minister and Stormont committee chairman clash over academic selection

Stormont’s education minister Peter Weir has clashed with the chairman of his department’s scrutiny committee over academic selection.

Read full article: Education minister and Stormont committe...→
  • #Peter Weir

NI Education Minister Peter Weir expected to today announce phased return to school

The Education Minister is today expected to announce a phased return for schools in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: NI Education Minister Peter Weir expecte...→
  • #Peter Weir
Education minister calls for remote learning consistency in Northern Ireland

Education minister calls for remote learning consistency in Northern Ireland

Remote learning in Northern Ireland needs to be as consistent as possible, education minister Peter Weir has said.

Read full article: Education minister calls for remote lear...→
  • #Peter Weir

Peter Weir: Traditional school holiday dates may ‘not be sacrosanct’

School summer holiday dates may not be sacrosanct when it comes to pupils returning to classes in Northern Ireland, the education minister has said.

Read full article: Peter Weir: Traditional school holiday d...→
  • #Peter Weir

Teachers warn of ‘catastrophic’ surge in infections if schools are allowed to open

Teachers’ unions have written to the eduction minister Peter Weir warning of a ‘catastrophic’ surge in coronavirus re-infections if schools are allowed to open [...]

Read full article: Teachers warn of ‘catastrophic’ surge in...→
  • #Peter Weir
New Northern Ireland grading system aims for 'fair results' but parents fear for children's future

New Northern Ireland grading system aims for 'fair results' but parents fear for children's future

Education Minister Peter Weir has said his priority is that students here get "fair results" in the new grading system announced for cancelled GCSE, AS and A-l [...]

Read full article: New Northern Ireland grading system aims...→
  • #Peter Weir
Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real lesson for students

Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real lesson for students

As was widely anticipated, teachers in Northern Ireland will predict the grades they think pupils would have achieved in the cancelled GCSE, AS and A-level exa [...]

Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real...→
  • #Peter Weir

Coronavirus: This is how NI school children will have their A-level and GCSE grades calculated without sitting exams this summer

The Education Minister, Peter Weir, has explained how school children all over Northern Ireland can expect to have their A-level and GCSE grades calculated.

Read full article: Coronavirus: This is how NI school child...→
  • #Peter Weir

Schools have duties in crisis so volunteer usage should only be last resort

The education minister Peter Weir has appealed for volunteer former teachers to help out in schools if required.

Read full article: Schools have duties in crisis so volunte...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland student grades to be finalised this week, says Education Minister

Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland student grades to be finalised this week, says Education Minister

Education Minister Peter Weir has told Northern Ireland students who were due to sit A-Level and GCSE exams this summer that he hopes to provide answers on gra [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning thriller from Peter Weir

Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning thriller from Peter Weir

★★★★☆Peter Weir, the Australian auteur behind Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli, made his American debut with this striking thriller. It won two Oscars, inc [...]

Read full article: Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning...→

NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...]

Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→

Condolences paid after teenager killed and six other young people injured in overnight collision - PSNI appealing for witnesses to two car collision

Anti-UVF operation nets suspected drugs and cutting agent with man charged with narcotics and firearms offences... Local DUP MLA Peter Weir said news of the ro [...]

Read full article: Condolences paid after teenager killed a...→
  • #Peter Weir

Peter Weir; Children’s well-being at centre of all we do

As our society begins to emerge from lockdown the complete return of all our children to school is essential, not only for our young people’s educational and p [...]

Read full article: Peter Weir; Children’s well-being at cen...→
  • #Peter Weir

Revealed: Some NI schoolchildren might only return to classrooms for two days per week - Education Minister Peter Weir lays out detailed plan for New School Day

The Department of Education has published an in-depth report on how it envisages what a new school day will look like when students return to classrooms in Aug [...]

Read full article: Revealed: Some NI schoolchildren might o...→
  • #Peter Weir
Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir has scandalous attitude to teachers: Union chief

Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir has scandalous attitude to teachers: Union chief

Education Minister Peter Weir has hit back after the new president of the Ulster Teachers’ Union accused him of having a “scandalous” attitude to the professio [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir...→
Call for clarity from teaching unions after Weir says NI schools will return on August 17

Call for clarity from teaching unions after Weir says NI schools will return on August 17

Teaching unions have questioned the legality of an announcement by Education Minister Peter Weir that schools should reopen on August 17.

Read full article: Call for clarity from teaching unions af...→
Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Stormont Minister Peter Weir has faced a virtual grilling from students across Northern Ireland on the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on the education s [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland students quiz Education...→
Education Minister Peter Weir reveals plan for NI schools to reopen from late August on a phased basis

Education Minister Peter Weir reveals plan for NI schools to reopen from late August on a phased basis

Education Minister Peter Weir has revealed his plans for some school pupils to return to school in late August.

Read full article: Education Minister Peter Weir reveals pl...→
  • #Peter Weir
Northern Ireland teacher unions give a cautious welcome to Peter Weir's timetable

Northern Ireland teacher unions give a cautious welcome to Peter Weir's timetable

Teacher unions have given a cautious welcome to the Education Minister's timetable for restarting schools.

Read full article: Northern Ireland teacher unions give a c...→
  • #Peter Weir
£10.7m in free school meal payments made during lockdown, says Education Minister Peter Weir

£10.7m in free school meal payments made during lockdown, says Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir has said that £10.7 million in free school meal payments have been paid out for some 101,500 children in Northern Ireland since t [...]

Read full article: £10.7m in free school meal payments made...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter Weir to outline phased return for schools beginning in September

Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter Weir to outline phased return for schools beginning in September

The Education Minister is expected to announce a phased return for schools in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter We...→
  • #Peter Weir

Reopening schools next month ‘premature’, teachers warn

Reopening schools next month would be “wholly premature”, a teachers’ union has warned Northern Ireland education minister Peter Weir.

Read full article: Reopening schools next month ‘premature’...→
  • #Peter Weir

Coronavirus: No guarantee NI schools will reopen in September says Education Minister Peter Weir

Minister for Education, Peter Weir, MLA, has said there is "e;no planned date for the reopening of schools"e; in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Coronavirus: No guarantee NI schools wil...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Education ministers warned by UK unions not to open schools prematurely

Coronavirus: Education ministers warned by UK unions not to open schools prematurely

Northern Ireland Education Minister Peter Weir, along with other education ministers, has been warned not to reopen schools prematurely by a group representing [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Education ministers warned ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't be considered for 2021 A-levels, says Northern Ireland Education Minister

Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't be considered for 2021 A-levels, says Northern Ireland Education Minister

Education Minister Peter Weir said there is no other option but to discount AS-level results from final A-level grades in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read full article: Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't...→
  • #Peter Weir

Coronavirus: Debate over predicted grades for A-Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs

There has been heated debate in the education sector about the fairness of the predicted grades plan unveiled by Education Minister Peter Weir this week.

Read full article: Coronavirus: Debate over predicted grade...→
  • #Peter Weir
Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast...
Education Minister Peter Weir announced [...]

Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast... Education Minister Peter Weir announced [...]

Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast... Education Minister Peter Weir announced the new system for awarding GCSE, AS and A-level grades

Read full article: Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast......→
  • #Peter Weir
Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola Weir

Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola Weir

The 44-year-old broadcaster from Ballymena presents BBC Radio Ulster's farming and rural affairs show, Farming Matters, and is also the reporter for the Stephe [...]

Read full article: Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola...→

Retired teachers and classroom assistants asked to keep schools open during coronavirus crisis

Education Minister Peter Weir has asked retired teachers and classroom assistants to help keep schools open amid the coronavirus crisis.

Read full article: Retired teachers and classroom assistant...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and nurseries open for key worker children as government pledges daycare in people’s own homes

Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and nurseries open for key worker children as government pledges daycare in people’s own homes

Education minister Peter Weir has said tonight that, after schools were told to shut their doors to general pupils last week, “limited education supervision” w [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister Peter Weir was wrong to snub worried parents

Apart from the NHS, education has been the public service hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. It has caused severe disruption at pivotal periods of thousa [...]

Read full article: Editor's Viewpoint: Education Minister P...→
  • #Peter Weir

NI childcare now available to ALL parents - new measures include 'Play Pods' of up to 12 children

Health Minister Robin Swann and Education Minister, Peter Weir, have confirmed the definition of 'key worker' will no longer apply for access to childcare in N [...]

Read full article: NI childcare now available to ALL parent...→

‘Protective bubbles’ could replace social distancing in schools, says Peter Weir

Contingency plans to reopen schools in Northern Ireland could change if the number of Covid-19 cases continues to decline, the Education Minister has said.

Read full article: ‘Protective bubbles’ could replace socia...→

Condolences paid after teenager killed and six other young people injured in overnight collision - PSNI appealing for witnesses to two car collision

Anti-UVF operation nets suspected drugs and cutting agent with man charged with narcotics and firearms offences... Local DUP MLA Peter Weir said news of the ro [...]

Read full article: Condolences paid after teenager killed a...→
  • #Peter Weir
Free school meals in Northern Ireland  to be extended over summer due to coronavirus crisis

Free school meals in Northern Ireland to be extended over summer due to coronavirus crisis

Local pupils who qualify for free school meals will continue to receive them over the summer months after Education Minister Peter Weir confirmed the scheme wo [...]

Read full article: Free school meals in Northern Ireland t...→
  • #Peter Weir

Peter Weir; Children’s well-being at centre of all we do

As our society begins to emerge from lockdown the complete return of all our children to school is essential, not only for our young people’s educational and p [...]

Read full article: Peter Weir; Children’s well-being at cen...→
  • #Peter Weir
Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at full capacity in September, education chief admits

Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at full capacity in September, education chief admits

A large number of schools in Northern Ireland will not be able to return to full-capacity teaching in September, the education minister has said.Peter Weir’s c [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus: Many schools won’t be at fu...→
  • #Peter Weir

Revealed: Some NI schoolchildren might only return to classrooms for two days per week - Education Minister Peter Weir lays out detailed plan for New School Day

The Department of Education has published an in-depth report on how it envisages what a new school day will look like when students return to classrooms in Aug [...]

Read full article: Revealed: Some NI schoolchildren might o...→
  • #Peter Weir

Peter Weir: Large number of NI schools will not return to full capacity in September

A large number of schools in Northern Ireland will not be able to return to full-capacity teaching in September, the Education Minister has said.

Read full article: Peter Weir: Large number of NI schools w...→
  • #Peter Weir
Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir has scandalous attitude to teachers: Union chief

Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir has scandalous attitude to teachers: Union chief

Education Minister Peter Weir has hit back after the new president of the Ulster Teachers’ Union accused him of having a “scandalous” attitude to the professio [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland Education Minister Weir...→

Free School Meals scheme pressure now on Stormont after Boris Johnson makes u-turn following Marcus Rashford campaign

There are calls for Education Minister, Peter Weir, to extend the free school meals over the summer for thousands of vulnerable children in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Free School Meals scheme pressure now on...→
Call for clarity from teaching unions after Weir says NI schools will return on August 17

Call for clarity from teaching unions after Weir says NI schools will return on August 17

Teaching unions have questioned the legality of an announcement by Education Minister Peter Weir that schools should reopen on August 17.

Read full article: Call for clarity from teaching unions af...→
Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education Minister sets target date of August 17 for some pupils to go back to school

Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education Minister sets target date of August 17 for some pupils to go back to school

Education Minister Peter Weir has set a target date of August 17 for some pupils to return to school in Northern Ireland.

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland: Education ...→
  • #Peter Weir
Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Northern Ireland students quiz Education Minister Weir over impact of coronavirus crisis on education

Stormont Minister Peter Weir has faced a virtual grilling from students across Northern Ireland on the impact of the current Covid-19 crisis on the education s [...]

Read full article: Northern Ireland students quiz Education...→
Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for Friday, May 22

Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for Friday, May 22

As Education Minister Peter Weir outlined his timetable for schools to return, a survey has indicated an overwhelming majority of teachers and principals are c [...]

Read full article: Coronavirus Northern Ireland updates for...→
  • #Peter Weir
Education Minister Peter Weir reveals plan for NI schools to reopen from late August on a phased basis

Education Minister Peter Weir reveals plan for NI schools to reopen from late August on a phased basis

Education Minister Peter Weir has revealed his plans for some school pupils to return to school in late August.

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Northern Ireland teacher unions give a cautious welcome to Peter Weir's timetable

Northern Ireland teacher unions give a cautious welcome to Peter Weir's timetable

Teacher unions have given a cautious welcome to the Education Minister's timetable for restarting schools.

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Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and staff remains my key priority

Peter Weir: The safety of pupils and staff remains my key priority

The impact of Covid-19 has been unprecedented in the history of Northern Ireland. It has presented significant challenges for many sectors but particularly for [...]

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£10.7m in free school meal payments made during lockdown, says Education Minister Peter Weir

£10.7m in free school meal payments made during lockdown, says Education Minister Peter Weir

Education Minister Peter Weir has said that £10.7 million in free school meal payments have been paid out for some 101,500 children in Northern Ireland since t [...]

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Education minister and Stormont committee chairman clash over academic selection

Education minister and Stormont committee chairman clash over academic selection

Stormont’s education minister Peter Weir has clashed with the chairman of his department’s scrutiny committee over academic selection.

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NI Education Minister Peter Weir expected to today announce phased return to school

The Education Minister is today expected to announce a phased return for schools in Northern Ireland.

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Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter Weir to outline phased return for schools beginning in September

Coronavirus: Education Minister Peter Weir to outline phased return for schools beginning in September

The Education Minister is expected to announce a phased return for schools in Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

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Education minister calls for remote learning consistency in Northern Ireland

Education minister calls for remote learning consistency in Northern Ireland

Remote learning in Northern Ireland needs to be as consistent as possible, education minister Peter Weir has said.

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Reopening schools next month ‘premature’, teachers warn

Reopening schools next month would be “wholly premature”, a teachers’ union has warned Northern Ireland education minister Peter Weir.

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Peter Weir: Traditional school holiday dates may ‘not be sacrosanct’

School summer holiday dates may not be sacrosanct when it comes to pupils returning to classes in Northern Ireland, the education minister has said.

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Coronavirus: No guarantee NI schools will reopen in September says Education Minister Peter Weir

Minister for Education, Peter Weir, MLA, has said there is "e;no planned date for the reopening of schools"e; in Northern Ireland.

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Coronavirus: Education ministers warned by UK unions not to open schools prematurely

Coronavirus: Education ministers warned by UK unions not to open schools prematurely

Northern Ireland Education Minister Peter Weir, along with other education ministers, has been warned not to reopen schools prematurely by a group representing [...]

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Teachers warn of ‘catastrophic’ surge in infections if schools are allowed to open

Teachers’ unions have written to the eduction minister Peter Weir warning of a ‘catastrophic’ surge in coronavirus re-infections if schools are allowed to open [...]

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Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't be considered for 2021 A-levels, says Northern Ireland Education Minister

Coronavirus: This year's AS awards can't be considered for 2021 A-levels, says Northern Ireland Education Minister

Education Minister Peter Weir said there is no other option but to discount AS-level results from final A-level grades in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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New Northern Ireland grading system aims for 'fair results' but parents fear for children's future

New Northern Ireland grading system aims for 'fair results' but parents fear for children's future

Education Minister Peter Weir has said his priority is that students here get "fair results" in the new grading system announced for cancelled GCSE, AS and A-l [...]

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Coronavirus: Debate over predicted grades for A-Levels, AS Levels and GCSEs

There has been heated debate in the education sector about the fairness of the predicted grades plan unveiled by Education Minister Peter Weir this week.

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Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real lesson for students

Editor's Viewpoint: No exams, but a real lesson for students

As was widely anticipated, teachers in Northern Ireland will predict the grades they think pupils would have achieved in the cancelled GCSE, AS and A-level exa [...]

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Education Minister Peter Weir announced [...]

Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast... Education Minister Peter Weir announced [...]

Friday, 17 April 2020 | 7.1°C Belfast... Education Minister Peter Weir announced the new system for awarding GCSE, AS and A-level grades

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Coronavirus: This is how NI school children will have their A-level and GCSE grades calculated without sitting exams this summer

The Education Minister, Peter Weir, has explained how school children all over Northern Ireland can expect to have their A-level and GCSE grades calculated.

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Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola Weir

Me and my health: BBC broadcaster Nicola Weir

The 44-year-old broadcaster from Ballymena presents BBC Radio Ulster's farming and rural affairs show, Farming Matters, and is also the reporter for the Stephe [...]

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Schools have duties in crisis so volunteer usage should only be last resort

The education minister Peter Weir has appealed for volunteer former teachers to help out in schools if required.

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Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland student grades to be finalised this week, says Education Minister

Coronavirus: Plans for Northern Ireland student grades to be finalised this week, says Education Minister

Education Minister Peter Weir has told Northern Ireland students who were due to sit A-Level and GCSE exams this summer that he hopes to provide answers on gra [...]

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Retired teachers and classroom assistants asked to keep schools open during coronavirus crisis

Education Minister Peter Weir has asked retired teachers and classroom assistants to help keep schools open amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning thriller from Peter Weir

Witness review — striking, Oscar-winning thriller from Peter Weir

★★★★☆Peter Weir, the Australian auteur behind Picnic at Hanging Rock and Gallipoli, made his American debut with this striking thriller. It won two Oscars, inc [...]

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Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and nurseries open for key worker children as government pledges daycare in people’s own homes

Coronavirus: Hundreds of NI schools and nurseries open for key worker children as government pledges daycare in people’s own homes

Education minister Peter Weir has said tonight that, after schools were told to shut their doors to general pupils last week, “limited education supervision” w [...]

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