Review to push for single education system `must be a priority’ – Integrated AlumNI

Review to push for single education system `must be a priorityIntegrated school campaigners have urged Peter Weir to prioritise exploring the possibility of a single education system.

The New Decade, New Approach deal said the restored executive would establish an external, independent review of education provision.

It will focus on securing greater efficiency in costs, raising standards, access to the curriculum for all pupils, and the prospects of moving towards a single system.

The north has multiple school sectors – Catholic, state controlled, voluntary grammar, integrated and Irish-medium…

…Integrated AlumNI, a network of past pupils and ambassadors of integrated education, said minister Peter Weir needs to prioritise the review.

It said the inefficiency and added cost arising from segregation in the system has been well documented.

Furthering the provision of integrated education, the group added, was vital to “producing leaders who are willing and able to work together”.–1815080/