Lunn comments on Ruane’s Transfer 2010 paper

Alliance Education Spokesperson Trevor Lunn MLA has said the Education Minister’s Transfer 2010 paper provides “welcome clarity of what the Minister wants to achieve, if not how she intends to get there.”

Trevor Lunn MLA said: “There is a total lack of sanctions available to use against those who ignore the guidelines.

“Even though the Minister cited widespread support for the changes, she has not been able to convince the Executive to allow discussion of them, and the unregulated chaos this year will have to run its course.

“There is a statutory requirement on primary schools to teach the new curriculum but no sanctions against the grammar schools that are pressurising them to divert their efforts to coach pupils for a variety of tests.

“This cannot be right and does the children who are at the heart of the argument no favours at all.”


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