Robin Swann MLA, Ulster Unionist Party spokesperson on Employment and Learning, has welcomed proposals from Stranmillis College regarding the future of teacher training in Northern Ireland.
Mr Swann said: “I welcome the fact that Stranmillis has entered the public debate on the future of teacher training in Northern Ireland. Their proposal deserves serious consideration from the Minister of Employment and Learning in the first instance, and ultimately the Stormont Executive.
“We have had literally years of reviews, reports and consultations. However, since the publication of the latest international panel review last summer, the debate has been diverted onto the issue of the premia and the funding of Stranmillis and St Mary’s teacher training colleges. The Minister promised consultation around the 4 broad options which emerged in the report, but that simply has not materialised. (more…)Read More