28 Jan

Daniel McCrossan welcomes extra funds for education

SDLP release:

SDLP Education spokesperson, Daniel McCrossan MLA has welcomed January monitoring allocation and announcement of an extra £33 million for the education system.

The West Tyrone MLA said:
“I welcome the announcement of a combined £33 million investment in the education system by Finance Minister, Conor Murphy MLA.” (more…)

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27 Jan

Assembly to discuss DUP motion on mandatory autism training for teachers

DUP release:

DUP MLA Pam Cameron will bring forward a motion to the Northern Ireland Assembly this week calling on the Education Minister Peter Weir to introduce mandatory autism training for teachers in Northern Ireland.

Pam Cameron said:
“Autism has nearly doubled in childhood diagnoses in the past 6 years. Therefore, the lack of support and services has become more and more evident. (more…)

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15 Jan

School Enhancement Programme welcome but radical education investment and reform urgently needed – Chris Lyttle

Alliance release:

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed the announcement of a £45 million School Enhancement Programme, but said that a root and branch review of education is necessary to address the wider issues.

Chris Lyttle, who is Alliance’s spokesperson on Education has just been appointed Chair of the Assembly Education Committee. He said: “The announcement of £45 million capital investment for the 18 schools in the School Enhancement Programme is a great start for the restored Assembly and Executive. Capital investment is urgently needed by many schools in Northern Ireland and whilst the School Enhancement Programme announcement is good news for the small number of recipient schools, radical investment and reform is needed if we are to deliver an integrated network of well resourced, fit for purpose schools. (more…)

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