O’Dowd praises Loreto

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Loreto College in Coleraine is one of 100 schools in the Province, who have gained ‘very good’ or ‘outstanding’ inspection reports from the Education and Training Inspectorate.

The Coleraine post primary school was rated ‘very good’ in a recent inspection. The schools were invited to Stormont last week when they were awarded certificates to mark their achievement.

Speaking at the event, Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “Today’s event goes some way to recognising the wonderful work being done in schools day and daily to help our young people succeed in school, in work and as they go forward in their lives.

“The role that schools play can never be underestimated and today I want to thank school governors, principals, teachers, teaching assistants, parents and the wider school community for their hard work, professionalism and commitment.

“Schools represented here today are delivering for all our children and young people including those with Special Educational Needs, from early years right through to Key Stage Four or post-sixteen study.

“The schools here today are high performing and all have demonstrated strong leadership, which in turn fosters good teaching. They are an example to be followed and I congratulate them on reaching the top of the class.”