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Kearney calls for EA investment at Crumlin Integrated College

11 October, 2019 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has met the newly appointed principal of Crumlin Integrated College during a visit to the school.

The local MLA said he was delighted to welcome Mr Niall O’Hara into his new post and pledged his support for the school.

The South Antrim MLA said:

"Niall O’Hara is joining a very dedicated teaching staff at Crumlin Integrated College. A committed Board of Governors is also in place. Together they have a very positive vision for the future of this great school.

"During our meeting we discussed the needs of the school and the importance of new investment in, and enhancement of the current school estate. An official from the Education Authority also participated in this discussion.

"It is clear that several schemes of work are urgently needed to improve structural aspects of the school estate, and enhance health & safety for the school community.

"While Crumlin Integrated College has been a very important part of the village and surrounding area for many years, I am concerned that the actual potential of the school has been restricted in recent years due to a lack of investment over a protracted period.

"I believe that the future of Crumlin Integrated will be optimised if a joined up approach is adopted, and good will is demonstrated by all stakeholders. I have now written to the Chief Executive of the Education Authority on these specific issues.

"Niall O Hara is coming into his post with great enthusiasm and a desire to ensure the local school community is properly served. I look forward to working with him, his colleagues, and the College Board of Governors in the coming period.”

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