Education initiative will raise standards
Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Chris Hazzard has said that the additional 230 teachers will not only offer new teachers experience but will impact on numeracy and literacy levels.
Mr. Hazzard stated,
“This initiative by the Minister John O’Dowd will have a double impact within education system by given newly qualified teachers an opportunity to get experience and allow children to increase their numeracy and literacy skills.
“It is important that all children are given the opportunity to fulfil their potential and injecting these teachers into targeted areas where children are not reaching the required standard will allow them to rise to the required levels.
“This initiative will continue to raise the academic achievement right across the board and give much needed employment to newly qualified teachers.