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Rather than patronising school principals minister must address their problems

3 February, 2006


Sinn Féin Education spokesperson Seán Crowe TD has said the Education Minister Mary Hanafin "must urgently address the problems facing primary school principals before we have a crisis on our hands." Speaking after attending the annual conference of the Irish Primary Principals Network deputy Crowe said the Minister "has a brass neck coming to this conference only to tell delegates to stop moaning."

He said, "Minister Hanafin has a brass neck coming here only to tell delegates to stop moaning. If she was on top of her brief primary school teachers would have nothing to moan about.

"Rather than patronising delegates with her arrogant remarks the Minister must urgently address the problems facing primary school principles before we have a serious crisis on our hands. There needs to be a job description in place for primary principles, one that properly befits the role of the school leader along professional standards and there should be a contract put in place with a proper salary structure to encourage people to aspire to become a school principals." ENDS

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