Education, Education, Education

Martin McGuinness will doubtless be pleased to see that his time as Minister for Education did no obvious harm to Northern Ireland’s education system. The Sunday Times reports that Ulster grammar schools are top of UK class according to their Parent Power guide. Lumen Christi College in Londonderry is Northern Ireland’s top secondary school.
However the excellent status of our schools (“when compared to population, Northern Ireland grammar schools perform better than their equivalents in England and Wales”) may cause some to point out- in respect of proposed abolition of the 11 plus- if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!