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Local TD says Education Minister lacks a 'credible plan' for re-opening special education

Jan 20, 2021 17:01 By News Northern Sound
Local TD says Education Minister lacks a 'credible plan' for re-opening special education Local TD says Education Minister lacks a 'credible plan' for re-opening special education
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A local Sinn Féin TD says the Education Minister lacks a "credible plan" around the re-opening of special education. Special education schools had

A local Sinn Féin TD says the Education Minister lacks a "credible plan" around the re-opening of special education.

Special education schools had been due to re-open tomorrow, but those plans have now been deferred after disagreement with teaching unions.

Unions representing teachers and SNAs said there was considerable fear and anxiety among staff.

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Pauline Tully says Minister Norma Foley had "nine months to plan and organise for this", but "instead we had last minute ill-considered plans, which collapsed just as quickly".

Deputy Tully told Northern Sound that special education schools are open in the North, and that should be the case here also:

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