Education Authority must make position clear to public - Maskey
A Sinn Féin delegation consisting of Paul Maskey MP, Belfast MLAs Carál Ní Chuilín, Mairtín Ó Muilleoir, Gerry Kelly, Órlaithí Flynn, Fra McCann, and Education Spokesperson Karen Mullan MLA, have today met with the CEO of the Education Authority and its senior management on issues relating to Special Educational Needs.
Speaking following the meeting, Paul Maskey MP said:
“Today we made clear to the Education Authority that a lot of confusion still surrounds its message on the future provision of Special Educational Needs (SEN), during this period.
“Parents and schools remain very uncertain about the future arrangements for their pupils and children within SEN schools.
“On this matter, we have urged the Education Authority to publicly make its position clearly and consistently to avoid confusion and put the public’s minds at ease.
“The Education Authority must meaningfully engage with all stakeholders throughout this process, and must make certain that there are no pre-determined outcomes on consultations.
“All views and concerns must be taken on board on any decision regarding the future of funding for Special Educational Needs.”