Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

NI News

Weir welcomes additional funding for schools

1 Mins read
BT Coleraine

Education Minister Peter Weir has welcomed funding of almost £64 million to help schools manage Education Authority pressures, COVID-19 pressures and for free school meals.

The funding, which has been allocated as part of the October monitoring round, includes £49.4 million to cover additional costs such as maintenance, staffing, cleaning and other pressures, and £12.8 million to cover for a range of pressures including those in Special Educational Needs, and schools maintenance. There is also £1.4 million to cover free school meals funding over the extended half-term break.

The Minister said: “I want to welcome this extra funding which will help my Department, the Education Authority and schools in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Schools and education settings are facing increased costs to help them maintain a safe environment for pupils, including additional cleaning and hiring more staff. We are also facing increased demand for free schools meals and uniform grants.

“I am also pleased that we will be able to fund resources for blended learning and provide support for childcare.

“Principals and school staff are working in a very challenging environment and it is important that they have the resources they need to keep our schools safe for our pupils.”

11430 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
NI News

61 year old man convicted for a number of historical serious sexual offences against a young girl

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppDetectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Public Protection Branch have welcomed the conviction of a 61 year old man for…
NI News

Long welcomes completion of review into hate crime legislation

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppThe completion of a review in to hate crime legislation is an important first step in addressing the issue, Justice Minister Naomi…
NI News

Ministers announce new support services for HIA survivors

2 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppFirst Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have announced a range of support measures for survivors of Historical Institutional…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *