AQW 27660/17-22 – Substitute Teachers Qualifications

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what measures are being taken to ensure that substitute teachers have the relevant subject qualifications to match the classroom curriculum. Minister of Education: The Department of Education is not the employer of teachers and has no remit to intervene in the day-to-day running of … Continue reading AQW 27660/17-22 – Substitute Teachers Qualifications

AQW 21764/17-22 – Cost of Classroom Furniture

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education to list the unit cost of the ten most required items of school furniture provided under (i) the Education Authority tender until March 2021; and (ii) the frameworks acquisition method in place since the expiration of the previous contract(s). Minister of Education: The unit … Continue reading AQW 21764/17-22 – Cost of Classroom Furniture

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