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In line with government guidelines, the majority of CCMS staff are working from home at this time. Our office is staffed and you can contact our reception on the telephone number below.  Please contact staff individually by phone or email or contact reception if you need your query directed. Staff emails are available here.

A Call for Change is a CCMS report on provision for special educational needs (SEN), written following extensive engagement between CCMS and school leaders. The leaders highlighted many issues but the three areas of greatest concern were SEN provision, Early Years Provision and the ongoing development of a shared vision for their Catholic Ethos. CCMS set up working groups to further explore these issues and to report on their findings.CallForChange

The Nursery and Catholic Ethos reports will be launched in early 2021… this space!A Call for Change is the first of these reports and outlines in great detail the findings of the working group and the views of the wider Catholic maintained sector on the improvements required in SEN provision. CCMS is grateful to all who took part in the working group and fully endorses the recommendations contained within the report.

SEN - Main Report 

SEN - Executive Summary 



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St. Pius X College student present innovative gaming skills at Intel Summit

Two Year 13 students from St. Pius X College, Mateusz Bartoszek and Luke O’Kane were selected by Intel (Europe) to present their gaming skills at the 12th Intel Education Summit in London.  Mr Duffy (Head of Post-16 and Intel Education Ambassador) travelled with the students to showcase the work of St. Pius X College in this global forum. 

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Ballynahinch schools visit W5

Year 10 pupils in the Ballynahinch Learning Community attended W5 at the SSE Arena, Belfast to participate in a Force of Course Show. Schools included St Colman's High and Sixth Form College, Assumption Grammar School, St Colmcille's High School, Crossgar and Ballynahinch High School.

All pupils had an exciting and awe-inspiring day participating in a range of practical activities and then after attended the Force of Course lecture and performance.

St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Belfast receives E-Safety Mark

Assessors from the South West Grid for Learning (SWGL) recently visited St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School to review the school’s e-safety provision. The assessors met school staff, parents and carers, governors and pupils and were pleased to find that the school provides a high level of protection for users of the new technologies.

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Swimming success for Carrick Primary school pupil

Congratulations to Rachel Kelly, a Primary 7 pupil, who travelled to Dublin recently to represent Carrick Primary School in the All Ireland Minor Schools' Swimming Competition.

Rachel won a Bronze Medal in the 50m Butterfly Event. Well done Rachel on this tremendous achievement.

Digital skills for St Patrick's College, Banbridge

Year 10 pupils in St. Patrick’s got the chance to learn more about the opportunities in the digital sector, hearing directly from local digital entrepreneurs. The Digital Teen session took place on Thursday, to 40 year 10 students from St Patrick’s College in Banbridge.

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Success for GCSE students at St Patrick's College, Banbridge

Congratulations to GCSE Art and Design students Bernadene Kerr and Conor McAvoy from St. Patricks College who were presented with Celebrating Excellence Certificates  for achieving overall maximum marks in CCEA GCSE Art and Design 2015.  The school expressed its pride at both students and wished them every success in their future studies.

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CCMS Lisburn                                                                                             
Linen Hill House
23 Linenhall Street
BT28 1FJ

CCMS Telephone: 028 9201 3014