McElduff welcomes Regional Plan for Special Schools
Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has welcomed a commitment from the Education Minister to bring forward a Regional Plan for Special Schools.
The Chair of the Education Committee said:
“I welcome the fact the Education Minister issued a statement today which said that the first-ever Regional Plan for Special Schools will be developed.
“This will require the development of a single database by the Education Authority for children in Early Years for whom special educational needs have been identified.
“A pupil-centred approach to begin the Special Schools planning process needs to be developed with a robustly consistent picture of those children’s educational needs.
“In relation to small primary schools I have sought reassurance that the Department of Education and the Education Authority develop an innovative approach to the challenges facing small rural schools.”