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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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Christ the Redeemer Primary School – Buddy Bench and Anti Bullying Ambassadors

The photograph shows some scenes from the presentation of our schools ‘Buddy Bench’ by the guys from Colin Partnership Men’s Shed and the Change Starts with US event. This was presented at our Key Stage 2 assembly that was led by our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors based on the theme ‘Change Starts with US’. The bench will take pride of place in our playground and anyone who is feeling sad, worried or lonely can sit on the bench and one of our playground ‘buddies’ will come and speak with them. This was a lovely gesture from the Men’s Shed and will make a genuine difference to the children of Christ the Redeemer Primary School.

Christian Brothers' PS, Armagh Annual Principal Awards

The Christian Brothers’ Primary School in Armagh held their annual Principal Awards recently with special guest, Mr Gerry Campbell (CCMS Chief Executive) presenting the awards.  Pupils received ‘Gold’ and ‘Headteacher Awards’ for improvements in Spelling, Reading, Literacy and Numeracy.  The pupils and staff were delighted to meet Mr Campbell and he received a warm welcome from everyone in the school.

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St Benedict's College Annual Celebration of Achievement

St Benedict’s College Annual Celebration of Achievement took place on Thursday 17th October 2019. It was a hugely important event for the entire school community who came together to celebrate the individual and collective achievements of students, past and present, in the last academic year. The College were delighted to welcome Mr Gerry Campbell, CCMS Chief Executive, former member of the school’s Board of Governors and parent of current pupil Emmet, as their guest speaker.

100% Attendance Awards (main picture)

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Holy Family Celebrate European Languages Day

Holy Family PS recently celebrated a number of events which embraced Cultural Inclusion, Diversity and Equality in the school and the wider community.

As part of a series of week-long events, the school held a Special Assembly on European Languages day, Thursday 26th September 2019. All Newcomer pupils were encouraged to dress in the colours of their country – emphasising how different languages, cultures and nationalities are part of the wider school family- fostering respect and inclusion, and in embracing diversity.

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Sacred Heart Boys' Primary School TAKE 5

Helen Whitney and Lesley Howard from Each Amazing Breath and Jim Morgan Senior Development Officer from Belfast Health Development Unit attended the launch of Amazing Breath- Take 5 in schools. Sacred Heart are the second school to embrace this amazing project which has had immense benefit to the children of Sacred Heart Boys’ Primary School. It is a celebration of the strength, resilience, leadership and warmth of the children and staff at Sacred Heart Primary School, and the successful impact that this project has had on the staff and children of Sacred Heart. It is important to understand the difficulties facing our society and school at the moment and why we strive to think outside the box, with even less money to provide for our young people in schools.

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