10 Mar

Karen Mullan backs calls for education review

Sinn Féin release:

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has backed calls for an independent review of education as promised in the New Decade, New Approach document.

Speaking in the Assembly chamber today, the Foyle MLA said:
“School budgets have been cut as a result of Tory policies, teachers’ wages have stagnated, school infrastructure is crumbling and the rise in the diagnosis of Special Educational Needs has put our frontline services under massive pressure. (more…)

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12 Feb

Department must work together to safeguard physical and mental wellbeing of pupils – Catherine Kelly

Sinn Féin release:

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Children and Young People, Catherine Kelly MLA has called on the Department of Education to work with other departments to deal with issues that cause stress, anxiety and poor mental health in young people.

Catherine Kelly said:

“Our teachers and schools are not only tasked with delivering high quality education, but also with safeguarding the physical and mental wellbeing of pupils. (more…)

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5 Feb

Justin McNulty: backlog into school maintenance “disastrous”

SDLP release:

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has expressed his astonishment at the scale of the backlog in school maintenance across Northern Ireland.

Of the £400 Million maintenance programmed, £90 Million of that is deemed as critical. The figures were revealed to Mr McNulty during a presentation to the Education Committee, by the Education Authority’s Chief Executive and Senior Management Team. (more…)

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