3 Jun

Education Authority approach to SEN nursery provision unacceptable, says Lyttle

East Belfast Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said it is unacceptable the Education Authority has yet to meaningfully consult with families affected by the proposed reduction of special educational needs nursery hours.

The Education Authority proposed in March this year to half the current five-hour daily provision as of September 2016 but further to public pressure the then-Education Minister John O’Dowd requested a review of this decision. It is understood despite this request, the first stage of this review has been completed without public consultation. (more…)

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26 May

Peter Weir sets out key priorities as Education Minister

Education Minister, Peter Weir, said today that his priority will be ensuring all children and young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Speaking during a visit to Bangor Grammar School, the Minister said the new responsibilities of the Department of Education will help support children through all stages of their development. (more…)

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