Shared Education and the NI Curriculum

Shared Education aims to improve both educational and reconciliation outcomes. The NI Curriculum supports both of these.

The NI Curriculum aims to empower young people to develop their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives, through helping them to develop as individuals; as contributors to society; and as contributors to the economy and environment.

The NI Curriculum can provide the knowledge, understanding, skills and personal capabilities and attitudes required for supporting schools to address reconciliation outcomes. It offers an opportunity to embed Shared Education through distinct areas of learning, cross curricular skills, thinking skills & personal capabilities and attitudes & dispositions. All areas of the curriculum can potentially contribute to shared education leading to improved educational and reconciliation outcomes.

CCEA is committed to supporting Shared Education.

We are working collaboratively with EA and other educational partners to support Shared Education. Current and future work includes:

  • developing pupil pathways for Shared Education: the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and experiences at each key stage in the educational journey;
  • providing further practical resources and ‘worked examples’ of shared education in a range of curricular contexts; and
  • supporting teacher professional development through provision of SESP modules and supporting JPD/NSSI schools.