Co Armagh High School involved in £750m online information scheme to support NI schools

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A CO Armagh secondary school has been involved in the development of a new £750m online information system to support schools over the next 10 years.

A student and staff at St Patrick’s High School, Keady has worked with the Education Authority (EA) on the Education Information Solutions (EdIS) program.

The new digital system aims to “facilitate the transformation of learning and teaching through technology” and was first used by incoming P1 parents who applied for places at the school in September.

The program will see a phasing out of the old C2K system and will also take over the management of the Northern Ireland substitute teacher register for the start of the next school year.

As part of this initiative, 20,000 state-of-the-art laptops have been distributed to teachers so far.

Sara Long, Chief Executive Officer of EA, said, “EdIS will be fundamental to providing modern, efficient and effective services and service delivery that will simplify school administration for school staff and education stakeholders across the board. broad, while increasing parent engagement and supporting teaching through technology.

“EdIS will provide an integrated technology environment underpinned by a data warehouse and analytics platform that will provide analysis and reporting to inform future policymaking and support student-centered learning to inspire and support our children and young people to give the best of themselves.”

Michele Corkey, EA’s Director of Education, said: “EdIS will shine a light on learning, connecting people, resources and places and have the power to transform and improve our children’s learning. and our young people.

“We have been delighted to partner with the staff and students of St Patrick’s High School, Keady, who have helped us grow the dynamic EdIS brand.

“The level of creativity and talent displayed in creating the EdIS brand was exceptional and we are grateful for the school’s support in this aspect of the project.

“The pandemic has highlighted more than ever the critical importance of not only listening to our young people, but also putting their vision and opinions at the heart of everything we do.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance who have helped support the implementation of the EdIS program.”

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