Lyttle reiterates call for Ministerial action on schools

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has again called on the Education Minister to provide clear guidance on the planned closure of schools. Mr Lyttle was speaking ahead of Peter Weir appearing at the Assembly Education Committee today (Wednesday). “Covid-19 is an unprecedented public health challenge in response to which we are asking school leaders, […]

Urgent need for radical investment and reform for education system, says Lyttle

There is an urgent need for radical investment and reform to address the financial crisis in education, Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has said. The Alliance Education spokesperson was speaking ahead of bringing a motion to the Assembly this Tuesday (March 10) calling for an independent review of the education system. It calls on the Education […]

Independent review into Education Authority required after special educational needs report, says Lyttle

A full, independent review into the operation of the Education Authority (EA) is needed, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, was speaking following the release of an audit report into the EA’s statementing process for special educational needs (SEN) pupils. The report found a series […]

Lyttle welcomes review into health and wellbeing services available to former prison officers

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle has welcomed the announcement of an urgent review into the health and wellbeing services available to former prison officers. The review into the Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust (PRRT) by the Department of Justice will look at the services available to former prison officers and identify if additional provision is appropriate. […]

Lyttle expresses serious concern over Education Authority management changes

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has expressed serious concern after the Education Authority announced changes had taken place to its management arrangements for special educational needs (SEN). Mr Lyttle, Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, was speaking after Education Authority officials at today’s sitting of the Committee revealed there had been ‘changes to the […]

Football stadia review needs urgent conclusion and adequate budget for clubs – Lyttle

Alliance East Belfast MLA Chis Lyttle has welcomed an assurance from the Communities Minister that she will complete a review of the football stadia fund within three months.   Chris Lyttle said: “I welcome Minister Hargey’s commitment to complete her review of the Football Stadia Fund within three months. The indecision of the previous Minister […]

We each have role to play in stopping bullying, say Alliance MLAs

Alliance MLAs Kellie Armstrong and Chris Lyttle have said each of us have a role to play in stopping bullying in society. The MLAs were speaking after chairing sections of an anti-bullying young people’s forum at Parliament Buildings. It saw pupils from 34 schools discuss different issues relating to bullying. “This event discussed bullying in […]