Northern Ireland schools are relying on charities to deliver essential services for children with mental health problems, a committee of MPs has heard.
Heather Murray, from Millington Primary in Portadown, County Armagh, also said that schools were at “rock bottom”.
Independent MP Lady Hermon said that education in Northern Ireland was in a “shameful situation”.
The comments were made at a Northern Ireland Affairs Committee hearing about education funding
Representatives from the Controlled Schools Support Council (CSSC), Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS), NI Council for Integrated Education (NICIE) and Governing Bodies Association (GBA) – which represents 50 voluntary grammar schools – were before the committee on Wednesday.