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Check out our blogs and events, and get in touch with the network leaders in your region.

Latest Northern Ireland Blogs

15 February 2024
Diversity
Leadership
by Nicole O'ConnorTwitter LinkedIn Labels and identity are a staple of Northern Ireland's cultural landscape and are deeply politicised. The use of labels can often be contentious and weaponised, making them a complex form of personal expression. For...
09 February 2024
10% Braver
by Sandra Patterson @sandyZPatterson LinkedIn Today, like most Sundays, I collected my niece from her mum and brought her to my home for dinner. This usually means that my daughter and I can go for a nice walk in the forest near their home befor...
29 November 2023
General Blogs
#Thankful
by Clare Evan  @ClareEv40077283    As a teaching principal navigating Northern Ireland's cost of living crisis, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for my team's unwavering commitment, despite the persistent pay disparity compared to ...

Latest Northern Ireland Events

Network Leaders

Mairead Mhig Uaid

Mairead Mhig Uaid

Network Leader

I've been working in education for over 25 years. My main focus is to create a high quality, equitable, inclusive and sustainable system for our pupils and staff.

Jackie Hill

Jackie Hill

Network Leader

An experienced educator, Jackie is a Founding Fellow and Council Member of the Chartered College of Teaching. She is passionate about helping schools to become more diverse, inclusive and equitable places for staff, students and their families.

Mary Lowery

Mary Lowery

Network Leader

I have over 30 years' experience service in education in Northern Ireland, in post-primary languages teaching, leadership, school evaluation and advisory work.

Sandra Patterson

Sandra Patterson

Network Leader

I've been working in education for over 20 years. My focus is to provide high quality, and inclusive education for all.

Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy

Network Leader

I have worked for 20 years in safeguarding, and child protection roles in education. I am passionate about leading and learning from others, trauma informed practice and inclusion. I am a trained Yoga teacher, qualified Nurture teacher and Vice Principal. 

Nicole O’Connor

Nicole O’Connor

Network Leader

I’m a PedTech enthusiast developing ICT skills of local and global educators alongside creating wellbeing tools for schools. My teaching style is Accessible, Bubbly and Creative! 

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