Lyttle praises hard work of students across NI

Alliance Education Spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has praised the hard work and dedication of students and teachers across NI as A-Level results are announced today. Mr Lyttle, Chair of Stormont’s Education Committee, said the past few years have been “extremely challenging” on students and urged FE Colleges, Universities, apprenticeship providers and others to now play […]

McGrath reminds people of local school uniform support scheme

Alliance Councillor Julian McGrath has reminded local people there is support locally to avoid getting into debt over school uniforms, with an official scheme in place for the second year running. Brought forward by Alliance to Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, the uniform scheme benefits all who need it. Alderman McGrath encouraged all those considering […]

Integrated education poll shows how some politicians out of step with public, says Armstrong

A major new poll which found almost three-quarters of people here would support their child’s school becoming integrated shows how some politicians are out of step with the public, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said. The Alliance Integrated Education spokesperson was speaking as the Lucid Talk poll revealed more than 73 per cent of people […]

All parents should have opportunity to send child to integrated school, says Armstrong, as Bill reaches second stage

All parents in Northern Ireland should have the opportunity to send their child to an integrated school, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said.   Ms Armstrong was speaking ahead of the second stage of her integrated Education Bill in the Assembly tomorrow (Tuesday). The Bill aims to reform and meet the growing demand for integrated […]

Lyttle welcomes support for his teacher exclusion Bill from Executive Office

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has welcomed support from the Executive Office for his private member’s Bill tackling the exclusion of teachers from fair employment legislation. Mr Lyttle was speaking after raising the matter during question time in the Assembly today (Monday). His Bill, which recently closed following a public consultation, looks to remove […]

Outgoing Minister’s failure to act on transfer unacceptable, says Lyttle

The outgoing Education Minister’s failure to act on post-primary transfer is unacceptable, Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said. Over 23,000 children received news this past weekend regarding their post primary school placement, which followed a number of grammar schools announcing they would not be using transfer test for admissions after they were cancelled […]

Report exposes ministerial inaction on educational disadvantage, says Lyttle

Alliance Education spokesperson Chris Lyttle MLA has said a new report into educational underachievement shows just how much the Education Minister has failed to tackle the issue. The Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee was speaking as Peter Weir released ‘A Fair Start’. Among its recommendations, it states all children should go to pre-school for […]