10 May

Schools told not to plan for budget deficits

Schools told not to plan for budget deficitsSchools have been told that they “must” avoid planning to go into budget deficits.

The warning comes in a letter from the finance director at the Department of Education (DE), Gary Fair.

It is in response to a move from more than 40 head teachers in greater Belfast who said they would refuse to implement more cuts to their budgets.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39864419?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_news_ni&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=northern_ireland

5 May

School transforms neglected cupboard into sensory room for children

Irish News LogoA school has transformed a neglected `walk-in cupboard’ into a new sensory area for pupils.

Staff in Glengormley Integrated PS said they recognised the importance of utilising every available space no matter how small, with schools facing cuts and tight budgets.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/educationnews/2017/05/03/news/school-transforms-neglected-cupboard-into-sensory-room-for-children-1014412/

25 Apr

Teachers criticise planned NI education cuts

Most 15 year-olds in Northern Ireland are happy with their livesTeachers have criticised a plan to cut funding for education if the Stormont parties do not reach an agreement on forming a new power-sharing executive.

Secretary of State James Brokenshire published indicative figures for a budget he would impose if the parties do not reach a deal.

The proposed 2.5% cut would represent a loss of £50m from the education budget

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39701954


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