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OUR MISSION

The Goliath Trust was established in August 2017.  The Trust seeks to raise funds to help address the persistent problem of educational underachievement in Northern Ireland’s most disadvantaged areas.  Members of the Trust have consulted with schools, educators, parents, the churches, community leaders and wider civic society to identify how we can help.

Our mission is to provide targeted financial support to schools that are most in need.

To learn more about the work of the Goliath Trust in schools please click here.

OUR MISSION

The Goliath Trust was established in August 2017.  The Trust seeks to raise funds to help address the persistent problem of educational underachievement in Northern Ireland’s most disadvantaged areas.  Members of the Trust have consulted with schools, educators, parents, the churches, community leaders and wider civic society to identify how we can help.

Our mission is to provide targeted financial support to schools that are most in need.

To learn more about the work of the Goliath Trust in schools please click here.

BACKGROUND

Some 78,000 (31%) of children are significantly underachieving at primary school level, and this most apparent in disadvantaged communities where the legacy of the Troubles has left an indelible mare. 20% of young people leave post-primary school with poor reading, writing and arithmetic skills. With targeted intervention in selected schools, the Goliath Trust will work to improve levels of educational attainment. Our focus will rest firmly on raising funds to support schools situated in areas of high disadvantage. We believe that if we don’t address this problem now, it will result in adverse consequences for our society in the years ahead.

BACKGROUND

Some 78,000 (31%) of children are significantly underachieving at primary school level, and this most apparent in disadvantaged communities where the legacy of the Troubles has left an indelible mare. 20% of young people leave post-primary school with poor reading, writing and arithmetic skills. With targeted intervention in selected schools, the Goliath Trust will work to improve levels of educational attainment. Our focus will rest firmly on raising funds to support schools situated in areas of high disadvantage. We believe that if we don’t address this problem now, it will result in adverse consequences for our society in the years ahead.

INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

The Goliath Trust will not be able to deliver all the solutions, but we recognise the pressing need to begin to bridge the educational gap that so clearly exists. Our children’s future depends on it.

If we succeed in supporting our first 12 schools and by consequence the surrounding communities, then this will have a ripple effect on health, well-being and reconciliation. Business and the economy will benefit in the long term too from a more confident group of young, skilled workers who are ambitious for their future.

We cannot waste the opportunity in front of us. It is the time to act, to make an ambitious and distinctive effort to tackle the inequity that exists in Northern Ireland’s education system.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The Goliath Trust is delighted to announce our official launch at the Promise of Tomorrow Gala in the Europa Hotel Belfast, on Wednesday 11 April, with special guest speaker Senator George J Mitchell. All proceeds from the Gala will go to support our 12 Goliath schools. We have a small number of tickets left so please get in touch if you would like to attend.

INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE

The Goliath Trust will not be able to deliver all the solutions, but we recognise the pressing need to begin to bridge the educational gap that so clearly exists. Our children’s future depends on it.

If we succeed in supporting our first 12 schools and by consequence the surrounding communities, then this will have a ripple effect on health, well-being and reconciliation. Business and the economy will benefit in the long term too from a more confident group of young, skilled workers who are ambitious for their future.

We cannot waste the opportunity in front of us. It is the time to act, to make an ambitious and distinctive effort to tackle the inequity that exists in Northern Ireland’s education system.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH

The Goliath Trust is delighted to announce our official launch at the Promise of Tomorrow Gala in the Europa Hotel Belfast, on Wednesday 11 April, with special guest speaker Senator George J Mitchell. All proceeds from the Gala will go to support our 12 Goliath schools. We have a small number of tickets left so please get in touch if you would like to attend.

PARTNERED SCHOOLS

Fane Street Primary School
Fane Street
Belfast
BT9 7BW
Principal: Hilary Cunningham

Botanic Primary School
6 Botanic Court
Belfast
BT7 1QY
Principal: Paul Bell

St Paul’s Primary School
34-36 Mica Drive
Belfast
BT12 7NN
Principal: Sean McNamee

Holy Rosary Primary School
27 Sunnyside Crescent
Belfast
BT7 3DB
Principal: Paddy McAllister

Malvern Primary School
Forster Street
Belfast
BT13 1HW
Principal: Jenny Barber

Springhill Primary School
247 Ballyhomartin Road,
Belfast
BT13 3NH
Principal: Frankie Andrews

Edenbrooke Primary School
230 Tennent Street
Belfast
BT13 3GG
Principal: Lisa Grimason

Glenwood Primary School
4-22 Upper Riga Street
Belfast
BT13 3GW
Principal: Wesley Wright

Blackmountain Primary School
Black Mountain Place
Belfast
BT13 3TT
Principal: Jill Black

Harmony Primary School
99 Forthriver Crescent
Belfast
BT13 3SS
Principal: Alison Hutchinson

Springfield Primary School
425 Springfield Road
Belfast
BT12 7DJ
Principal: Stephen Osborne

Forthriver Primary School
100 Cairnmartin Road
Belfast
BT14 7GY
Principal: Lorna Rankin

PARTNERED SCHOOLS

Fane Street Primary School
Fane Street
Belfast
BT9 7BW
Principal: Hilary Cunningham

Botanic Primary School
6 Botanic Court
Belfast
BT7 1QY
Principal: Paul Bell

St Paul’s Primary School
34-36 Mica Drive
Belfast
BT12 7NN
Principal: Sean McNamee

Holy Rosary Primary School
27 Sunnyside Crescent
Belfast
BT7 3DB
Principal: Paddy McAllister

Malvern Primary School
Forster Street
Belfast
BT13 1HW
Principal: Jenny Barber

Springhill Primary School
247 Ballyhomartin Road,
Belfast
BT13 3NH
Principal: Frankie Andrews

Edenbrooke Primary School
230 Tennent Street
Belfast
BT13 3GG
Principal: Lisa Grimason

Glenwood Primary School
4-22 Upper Riga Street
Belfast
BT13 3GW
Principal: Wesley Wright

Blackmountain Primary School
Black Mountain Place
Belfast
BT13 3TT
Principal: Jill Black

Harmony Primary School
99 Forthriver Crescent
Belfast
BT13 3SS
Principal: Alison Hutchinson

Springfield Primary School
425 Springfield Road
Belfast
BT12 7DJ
Principal: Stephen Osborne

Forthriver Primary School
100 Cairnmartin Road
Belfast
BT14 7GY
Principal: Lorna Rankin

BOARD MEMBERS

Rt Rev Alan Abernethy
Mr David Campbell
Prof. Peter Finn
Father Gerard Fox
Mr Ray Hayden
Rt Rev Norman Hamilton
Mr John McCaffrey
Ms Deirdre McDonald
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Rev Dr Frederick Munce
Mr Jackie Redpath

BOARD MEMBERS

Rt Rev Alan Abernethy
Mr David Campbell
Prof. Peter Finn
Father Gerard Fox
Mr Ray Hayden
Rt Rev Norman Hamilton
Mr John McCaffrey
Ms Deirdre McDonald
Dr Alasdair McDonnell
Rev Dr Frederick Munce
Mr Jackie Redpath

GET IN TOUCH

Telephone

028 90 209 218

Post

120a Ormeau Road, Belfast
BT7 2EB

Email

caroline@goliathtrust.com
erin@goliathtrust.com

Email

hello@goliathtrust.com

GET IN TOUCH

Telephone

028 90 209 218

Post

120a Ormeau Road, Belfast
BT7 2EB

Email

caroline@goliathtrust.com
erin@goliathtrust.com

Email

hello@goliathtrust.com