The Area Learning Community, which was established in 2010, is made up of 15 Post Primary schools, the local Further and Higher Education College and educational partners, working with the Southern Education and Library Board and funded by the Department of Education. For the first time, it brings together all the Post Primary educational bodies in the area with the aim of improving educational provision for pupils aged 1119.

Craigavon Area Learning Community (CALC) is helping to develop links within local communities by improving and deepening relationships between schools and their pupils and by reaching out to local business leaders to find out how schools can work with them to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the modern economy. CALC is continually building partnerships with a number of industries and employers and is also benefiting and fostering strong relationships with the ABC Council, P.S.N.I., N.I. Assembly, Shared Classroom Projects, Training and Employment Agency, the N.I. Commonwealth Games Council and many more.
The Area Learning Community is continually focusing on Careers and giving opportunities to attend Careers Events. 
In November pupils from schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community (CALC) had the opportunity to attend a Careers Fair in the Civic Centre.  Our Y9 pupils also participated in a Careers Subject Provision Survey.
We have participated in a number of excellent collaborative projects which include, CALC FIT, Industry Days, Media Projects, ALMAC Chemistry challenge, Science Cluster - sharing good practice and E learning - Google Classrooms.

Another ongoing collaborative project which we have been part of this year is the KS2 and KS3 Literacy and Numeracy CPD Project. Our Literacy and Numeracy coordinators have had an opportunity to avail of teacher professional learning opportunities which will explore a range of new ideas and approaches to support high-quality learning and teaching, liaising with feeder primary schools to ensure effective transition in these areas between KS2 and 3.

Mrs W. Radcliffe
Killicomaine Entitlement Framework Co-ordinator

CALC Pupil Profile
All pupils in school have been completing their Pupil Profiles in Employability classes, on their own, or with parents at home.

Killicomaine JHS will transfer this Profile with our Year 10 pupils to their next school. Since September 2017 Craigavon Senior high School and Portadown College will be able to avail of the information and data which is found in the Profile.

All schools in the Craigavon Area Learning Community are now working on the CALC Pupil Profile.

The Profile allows pupils and parents to better understand their likes, aptitudes, capabilities and academic strengths. This in turn facilitates the pupil and parent in their decision making re. subject and school/college choices at 14, 16 & 18.

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