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 6055/17-22 – School Transport

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Education what guidance and support he intends to provide for students and parents in rural areas who rely on school transport. [Priority Written] Minister of Education: My Department published guidance on the New School Day on 13 August which contains details of the plans for … Continue reading AQW 6055/17-22 – School Transport

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 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

McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed approval by the Department of Education for the investment of £392,000 at Derrychrin Primary School, Ballinderry. The business case for the project received approval in July this year and will see the removal of existing mobile classrooms and toilets and provision of a prefabricated classroom extension. … Continue reading McGlone Welcomes £392,000 Investment for Derrychrin Primary School