McGlone Welcomes Progress on new-build school at Holy Trinity College

Social Democratic and Labour Party MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed progress on the new-build school at Holy Trinity College, Cookstown. The Mid Ulster MLA was speaking after receiving a written reply to an Assembly question he had asked to the Education Minister. Mr McGlone said, “I welcome the confirmation of progress on … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes Progress on new-build school at Holy Trinity College

AQO 1740/17-22 – Post-primary school transfer

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how he plans to support the transfer of children from primary to post-primary schools in the 2021/22 school year. Minister of Education: In order to support the transfer process and to ensure that parental preference for school sectors is maximised, I have already approved … Continue reading AQO 1740/17-22 – Post-primary school transfer

AQO 917/17-22 – COVID-19 testing in schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the need for COVID-19 testing facilities in schools. Minister of Education: In consultation with the Department of Health and Public Health Agency, I can confirm there are currently no plans to introduce COVID-19 testing facilities in schools. Testing should continue … Continue reading AQO 917/17-22 – COVID-19 testing in schools

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 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education (i) what financial support scheme will be made available for the recovery of the childcare sector; and (ii) when the scheme will open. Minister of Education: I announced the £10.5 million Childcare Recovery Support fund for the childcare sector on 22 July. As part … Continue reading AQW 5773/17-22 – Financial Support for Childcare Sector

AQW 5126/17-22 – Social distancing and personal care in ASD units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education, given the current recommendation for social distancing, how he plans to address the need for pupils in ASD units to receive personal and intimate care throughout the school day. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere to Public Health Authority (PHA) guidance on … Continue reading AQW 5126/17-22 – Social distancing and personal care in ASD units

AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units and learning support units, where many of the issues can only be addressed by safe handling by adults employed in these units. Minister of Education: All educational settings will adhere … Continue reading AQW 5125/17-22 – Social distancing guidance in Autism Spectrum Disorder units

AQW 5124/17-22 – Transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education how his Department intends to implement social distancing guidance in relation to Education Authority and private transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs who attend specialist units in mainstream schools, including pupils with (i) ASD, MLD, ADHD conditions; (ii) behavioural difficulties; and (iii) … Continue reading AQW 5124/17-22 – Transport arrangements for children with Special Educational Needs