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New curriculum needs to be well supported

26 April, 2007

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson, Lagan Valley MLA Paul Butler has said that the introduction of the new 'foundation stage' curriculum for primary one pupils next September must be well supported.

Mr Butler said:

"The foundation stage for primary one pupils recognises the value of play, both educationally and in child development and socialisation.

"It's introduction must be fully supported. Teachers must be appropriately trained in the skills that the new curriculum requires.

"I recognise the concerns being voiced by school principals and particularly the important role that classroom assistants should play in delivering the new curriculum." ENDS

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