A report into the costs to parents of sending a child to school in Northern Ireland has also highlighted inequality in the way education budgets are spent around the UK. The document says Department of Education spending needs to be re-examined to see if more money could go to schools.
The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) report, published earlier this month, is based on a survey of 1006 parents with 1620 school age children between them. The research looks at how much families had spent on equipment, meals, trips and other activities relating to school life. However, it also looks at figures showing how much government money is spent in schools. (more…)Read More