A NEW network of special schools, which could see mergers and closures, is being planned to meet all children's diverse needs. The Education Authority (EA) is planning to streamline its special school offer in Belfast. The proposals, which would need ministerial approval, could see some well-known schools shut. There has already been a reduction in special schools across the north from 47 in 2003 to 39, although enrolments have risen in the same period.
PREGNANT teachers have been kicked and staff left needing tetanus jabs after being attacked by pupils, a conference will hear. Violence against teachers is becoming ingrained in the fabric of school life in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Teachers' Union (UTU) claims. In one instance, a doctor thought a teacher had been a victim of domestic abuse after repeated attacks by pupils in a special school. Members of the UTU are gathering for their annual conference in Newcastle this weekend.
CASH-strapped schools have been warned to urgently review their budgets and make "difficult decisions" after learning there is no extra money coming. The Department of Education has again cautioned schools about going into deficit while telling them there will be no more funding to tackle "additional pressures". The departments's finance director Gary Fair wrote to schools after the 2018/19 budget announcement.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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