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New code for teachers is welcome move says Hyland

4 October, 2004

Sinn Féin's spokesman for education, Newry Armagh MLA Davy Hyland, has applauded the launch of the General Teaching Council's new Code of Values and Professional Practice.

Welcoming the new code of practice, Mr Hyland, a former teacher stated that this would help enhance the status of teaching at a time when teachers feel undervalued and under the strain of huge changes in the field of education.

Speaking from the launch, Mr Hyland said:

"It is important that teachers are supported by all in society. They play a pivotal role in educating our children and should be given the support and respect they deserve. Teachers are under immense pressure due the ever changing nature of educational practice and I hope that this code of values will prove useful and beneficial to all teachers throughout the six counties." ENDS

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