Sector: Education

We all care about the future of education across the UK. Our team runs media campaigns on behalf of schools and have worked with universities on new programmes, promoting research work and much more. Our content caters for all of the audiences you need to satisfy from stakeholders, staff, parents, students, pupils and the wider community. Education PR is important.

June 9 In the Press

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PR Agency MGMPR sponsors Northern Ireland’s Most Inspiring Women

Supporting women in business is not only a good thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we have teamed up with Business First Magazine to sponsor a new feature – Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Inspirational Women. Nominations are open until July 22.

This is an opportunity for inspirational women to tell their stories, share experiences, inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, showcase disruptive innovation and celebrate achievements.

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March 22 Brand Journalism In the Press

Business community demands pupils are put first with sixth form in Markethill

Markethill High School has been leading the ‘Putting Pupils First’ campaign for almost four years. The school is campaigning for a new build school and a sixth form.

Last week, the school hosted a business breakfast to engage with the business community and update them on the campaign’s progress. The business community continues to stand together with the school in its drive to campaign for pupils so they get the school they deserve. Here’s the story:

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March 3 Brand Journalism In the Press

INTO to launch major lobbying campaign which will dominate 2016 election trail

Ireland’s largest teachers’ union is expected to confirm it will launch a major lobbying campaign on a scale which is unprecedented in Northern Ireland.

Tomorrow begins the annual Northern Congress at Hilton Templepatrick where INTO Northern Secretary, Gerry Murphy, will speak about the scale of the union’s efforts in its bid to place education at the top of politicians’ agendas during the forthcoming election campaign. Read full story here:

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February 29 Brand Journalism In the Press

£150,000 investment announced for Markethill High a ‘step in the right direction’

The Department of Education have announced a £150,000 investment for Markethill High School – a move which has been welcomed by the school.

Principal James Maxwell said the £146,300 investment for the provision of prefabricated accommodation shows the Education Minister is taking positive steps to provide better facilities for the school and its pupils. Mr Maxwell reiterated the school’s sights are firmly set on a new build and sixth form provision.

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February 26 Brand Journalism In the Press

INTO slams 1% pay offer for teachers as an ‘insult to the teaching profession’

On March 4 and 5, Ireland’s largest teachers’ union, INTO, will host its much anticipated annual Northern Conference in Templepatrick.

Hot on the agenda will be today’s pay rise offer of one per cent for teachers which has been described by the INTO’s Northern Secretary, Gerry Murphy, as ‘an insult to the teaching profession’. Mr Murphy describes the ‘derisory’ offer as a pay cut in real terms and says teachers deserve better. Read the full story here:

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February 25 Brand Journalism Newsfeed The MGMPR Blogger

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It’s awards season. Here are EIGHT reasons why your business should enter awards!

It’s that time of year when businesses are gearing up to compete among the best of the best as annual awards are opening up for entries.

Our team at MGMPR write submissions on behalf of companies who, year on year, reap the rewards of competing among the best. Here are EIGHT reasons why you should enter awards if you have an established business. Don’t miss out on opportunities to profile your business. Click here for the full blog:

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February 23 Brand Journalism In the Press

Arlene Foster told new build and admissions increase is a ‘must’ for Markethill High

Markethill High School has been vigorously leading a community campaign to get a new build school and sixth form provision on the Mowhan Road site in Markethill.

First Minister Arlene Foster paid a visit to the school recently where principal James Maxwell told her the that the school’s current high standards in educational outcomes are being achieved in spite of the school’s infrastructure. Mr Maxwell said it is no longer acceptable for pupils to be taught in fabricated mobile huts.

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February 10 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Tyrone student says investment in teaching gives graduates confidence

There has been a lot of debate in Northern Ireland after the Education Minister John O’Dowd announced the Investing In Teaching Workforce scheme.

We interview a student teacher from Tyrone who says the scheme will give graduates like him some hope that there will be jobs available once they leave teacher training college. Jack Hughes from Killyman, agrees with the INTO that the scheme is a genuine attempt to help teachers who are not in full time employment.

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February 8 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

INTO says proposed £33m teaching scheme is a ‘genuine attempt’ to create full time jobs

Teachers across Northern Ireland have been reaction to the proposed ‘Investing in the Teaching Workforce’ scheme which would potentially see a £33million investment in teaching.

The scheme, announced by Education Minister John O’Dowd, has been described by INTO as ‘a genuine attempt to create full time jobs. INTO representatives are in talks with the Department encouraging them to place teachers who are not in full time roles at the heart of the scheme.

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January 4 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Markethill High School

Markethill High School hailed ‘one of the best’ for attendance ahead of Open Day

Markethill High School will host its annual Open Night on January 13 where the principal, James Maxwell, will welcome parents and prospective pupils to Mowhan Road.

The school has recently been identified by the Education and Training Inspectorate as a school which is one of the best in Northern Ireland for attendance rates. Markethill High School’s attendance is a priority in the school’s Development Plan and is key in the school’s pastoral system. Here’s the story:

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December 18 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

INTO teachers will go on strike in the New Year as the results of the ballot have been announced this afternoon

INTO hails £33m investment ‘a step in the right direction’ for region’s economy

The Education Minister has given approval to a scheme initiated by the Ireland’s largest teachers’ union which will see a £33million investment which will be used to refresh the education system.

Gerry Murphy, Northern Secretary, says the ‘Investing in the Teaching Workforce’ scheme is a major investment in addressing underachievement, raising standards and delivering 500 professional jobs to the economy in Northern Ireland. Here’s the full story:

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December 10 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Substitute teachers face another Christmas with no pay as inequality strikes again

A senior official at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation says the rights of substitute teachers in Northern Ireland are being side-lined because employers continue to ignore their rights.

INTO says sub teachers are being held at ransom because employers are not offering them full time contracts, and, in spite of having more than four years’ teaching experience, their rights are being side-lined. Tony Carlin of INTO says equalities must be addressed. Here’s the full story:

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December 8 In the Press PR Northern Ireland

New build school in sight as Markethill campaign continues for its pupils

The Education Authority has confirmed this week that Markethill High School remains on its priority list for a much needed new build school – a campaign which has been ongoing for over three years.

The school, headed by principal James Maxwell, has full community support for the campaign for a new build and a sixth form. Markethill High School is sustainable, viable, achieves academically and is in a strong financial position to grow. The school says a new build school must come soon.

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December 5 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

IFEX exhibitor sees huge growth thanks to increased uptake in E-Learning training

The Training and Recruitment House Ltd in Portadown will be exhibiting at IFEX 2016 where the training and recruitment team will showcase the secrets to their success over the past year.

Business has multiplied massively for this consultancy practice as a result of its introduction to E-Learning for its clients who operate in a variety of sectors including food producers, companies in the leisure and tourism sector, engineering companies, charitable and social enterprises.

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September 30 Brand Journalism In the Press PR Northern Ireland

Opportunities define who we are says Markethill High Principal

Markethill High School is a co-educational 11-16 Comprehensive School situated in the town. Since 1959 the school has been educating pupils of all abilities from a wide geographical area.

The principal and Board of Governors gathered this week to host the Keystage Three prizegiving which celebrates the success of its pupils. Principal James Maxwell marked the occasion by encouraging pupils to look for opportunities to get the best out of their education.

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