Support INDEPENDENT REVIEW into EA is put back on Minister Weir’s agenda!

Support INDEPENDENT REVIEW into EA is put back on Minister Weir’s agenda!

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Aimee Malone started this petition to Minister Weir and
  • Support change in Education in Northern Ireland - support that the Independent Review into EA is placed back on Minister Weir’s agenda!
  • On 1st April 2020, a petition calling for an independent review into EA, in particular, SEN was presented to Minister Weir with over 750 signatures, his response then being-
    ⁃ you may be aware that the political parties, have agreed as part of New decade, New approach, that an independent review of educational provision should be undertaken. Unfortunately, preparatory work for the review has been suspended due to the ongoing COVID -19 pandemic however I am hopeful I will be able to return to the matter in due course.
  • This isn’t acceptable. Our children were suffering before lockdown, now the situation is at crisis point.
    We need to get the minister to step up. Support our SEN pupils with the same passion we did for the A, AS BTEC and GCSE level children! Poor processes are not acceptable, SEN children have an additional need, a special educational provision to be made, these children can have high intellectual ability, be equally talented and creative, excel in music, sport or art but they are not being provided with same level of support to meet their needs. We are talking thousands of children being neglected. Let’s demand better! Our children and our schools deserve better!

    1000’s of children waiting to be assessed
    1000’s more on waiting lists for Special educational needs statements
    Many 100’s waiting well over statutory timeframes for statement completion,
    100’s with no school places this year,
    No system to enforce statements in schools
    Much reduced and sometimes no learning support time for those who struggle.
    Reduced professional services both medical and educational.

The list is never ending! Should we accept this standard for any child! Let’s make education better for all in Northern Ireland! No more excuses, no more jumping from crisis to crisis, no more U turns!

Now is the time!

please support, that the independent review into the EA is placed firmly back on the immediate agenda.
Thankyou

 

 

 

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