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Union chiefs learn about integrated education

Representatives from several major teaching unions visited Hazelwood Integrated College to learn about integrated education. Pictured are, front row (l-r), Stephen McCord (president of Ulster Teachers Union), Hazelwood principal Kathleen Gormley, Beth Davies (president of National Union of Teachers) and Phil Jackson (President of the Educational Institute of Scotland). Middle row: Natasha Norcross, Rita Fox (Irish National Teachers Organisation), Jacquie Reid from the UTU and Brandon Graham. Back row: Dean McKay and Amy Garner. INNT 04-004-FP

Representatives from several major teaching unions visited Hazelwood Integrated College to learn about integrated education. Pictured are, front row (l-r), Stephen McCord (president of Ulster Teachers Union), Hazelwood principal Kathleen Gormley, Beth Davies (president of National Union of Teachers) and Phil Jackson (President of the Educational Institute of Scotland). Middle row: Natasha Norcross, Rita Fox (Irish National Teachers Organisation), Jacquie Reid from the UTU and Brandon Graham. Back row: Dean McKay and Amy Garner. INNT 04-004-FP

The leaders of three major UK teaching unions visited Hazelwood Integrated College on Tuesday, January 14 to learn about integrated education.

Among those who visited the Whitewell Road school were Stephen McCord, president of the 6,000-strong Ulster Teachers’ Union, Beth Davies, president of the National Union of Teachers - the largest teachers’ union in the UK - and Phil Jackson, president of The Educational Institute of Scotland - the largest teaching union in Scotland.

Also present was Rita Fox from the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

The guests were given a tour of the school and got the opportunity to meet with staff and students.

Principal Kathleen Gormley showcased films made at the college about integration, highlighting the effectiveness of integrated education in a segregated society.

 
 
 

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