The local Councillor said the Education Minister must act to provide equitable provision of 16 plus education for young adults with learning difficulties at the school, adding a sixth form centre would allow pupils to ‘complete their education’.
Councillor Kellie Armstrong said: “Killard House School already has the classroom space to provide additional education for both year 13 and 14 – so with the facilities already in place, the only thing missing is the investment for teaching provision.
“The Education Minister must work with Education Authority to ensure this vital funding is made available. A new sixth form centre will provide young adults with learning difficulties a safe environment to complete their education to the same level as children in mainstream schools.
“I commend Mr Millar, his staff and all the parents for their commitment to securing better educational opportunities for pupils with learning disabilities. Alongside my colleague Kieran McCarthy MLA, and the other political parties in the area, we have committed to working together to pressure Minister O’Dowd to support Special Education Needs provision at Killard House School.”