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 11–19.
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.
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 -
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