AQW 13310/17-22 – Shared Island Fund

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what discussions has she had with the Irish Government in relation to third level opportunities in the north-west region in the context of the new Shared Island Fund. Minister for the Economy: I have had no discussions with the Irish Government in relation … Continue reading AQW 13310/17-22 – Shared Island Fund

McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Minister to provide extra resources to special education schools to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned the Education Minister on the level of support provided by his Department during the Assembly ad hoc meeting last week. Mr McGlone said, "The special … Continue reading McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

McGlone: Education Minister is failing pupils, parents and teachers

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the news that schools will not return next week and has urged Minister Peter Weir to provide detailed guidance and support for teachers. The Mid Ulster MLA said that it is extremely disappointing that the Minister had to be dragged to this position after the SDLP … Continue reading McGlone: Education Minister is failing pupils, parents and teachers

AQW 9083/17-22 – Incidents of COVID-19 in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the total number of incidents of COVID-19 there have been in schools; and (ii) how many schools have had more than one case. Minister of Education: The Public Health Agency (PHA) has been collecting data on the number of COVID school … Continue reading AQW 9083/17-22 – Incidents of COVID-19 in schools

AQW 3524/17-22 – Education budget for cleansing in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what extra budget provision is being made for soap, anti-bacterial and other cleansing materials in schools. Minister of Education:  I appreciate that this unprecedented situation is an extremely challenging time for schools and all our partners in the education sector. In conjunction with the … Continue reading AQW 3524/17-22 – Education budget for cleansing in schools

AQW 2585/17-22 – Addressing skills deficit

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what measures her Department is taking to address the skills deficit. Minister for the Economy:  My Department works closely with employers, education providers and the local community to ensure that Northern Ireland has a Skills System that is dynamic and flexible enough to … Continue reading AQW 2585/17-22 – Addressing skills deficit

AQW 400/17-22 – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the new build project for Holy Trinity College, Cookstown. (AQW 400/17-22) Minister of Education: Holy Trinity College was announced to advance in planning in January 2013. An Integrated Consultant Team (ICT) was appointed in May 2017 following approval of the … Continue reading AQW 400/17-22 – Holy Trinity College, Cookstown

AQW 399/17-22 – Teachers Pay Award

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for an update on a pay award for teachers. (AQW 399/17-22) Minister of Education: The Department of Education is not the employer of teachers. The Teachers' Negotiating Committee is the recognised negotiating machinery for teachers' terms and conditions, including pay; represented on the trade … Continue reading AQW 399/17-22 – Teachers Pay Award