Title: Sharing Education Programme 1
Funder: International Fund for Ireland / Atlantic Philanthropies
Duration: September 2007 to July 2010
The Sharing Education Programme 1 (SEP1) commenced in September 2007, the programme supported schools in the formation of cross-sectoral partnerships in order to provide enhanced educational opportunities for the students involved. The programme also promoted reconciliation by facilitating collaboration and sharing between the schools, in particular focusing on the provision of sustained, high-quality curricular activities.
Throughout the first three years of the programme over 5000 pupils from over 60 schools benefited from additional educational opportunities across a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. The first cohort of schools demonstrated the effectiveness of cross-sectoral collaborative activity and the potential for schools to form effective inter-dependant relationships.
SEP1 proved that schools within Northern Ireland were prepared to work together to identify key areas of curricular activity that could be delivered, enhanced and improved through collaboration.