28/04/2017

School Principals Prepared To 'Go Into The Red'

A number of principals from schools across Northern Ireland have said they are prepared to go into deficit to ensure the education of their pupils.

The headteachers have signed a letter to the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire, stating that they will not implement a proposed 2.5% cuts to their budgets and that they are prepared to "go into the red".
News Image
It is understood the group of principals have also written to parents seeking their support and have appealed to the Education Authority for its backing.

(MH)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

12 April 2019
Police Probe Woman's Death In North Belfast
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the New Lodge area of west Belfast. The body, understood to be a woman aged in her 30s, was found in a block of flats in Victoria Parade on Thursday morning, 11 April. Enquiries are ongoing and a post-mortem will be carried out in due course.
16 April 2019
Fire Service Lowers 'People At Risk' Age To 50 And Older
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) has lowered the age group of those deemed most at risk from accidental house fires to people aged 50 and older. It follows the death of 19 people in the last three years, 17 of which were aged over 50. Nine of the victims were aged 50-59 and a further eight were 60 and above.
24 April 2019
RNLI Rescues Yacht After Crew Fall Ill On Journey To Belfast
The RNLI's Red Bay lifeboats were launched early this morning when a yacht travelling to Belfast got into difficulty when its crew fell ill. The 28ft yacht was on passage from Oban in Scotland and experienced challenging sea conditions, causing the five-person crew to be unable to safely command the vessel.
08 April 2019
Other News In Brief
Cyclist Dies After Collapsing On Co Down Road A cyclist has died after being found collapsed on his way home from a cycle in County Down. Cookstown man Philip Corr was found on the Ballynahinch Road in Dromara on the afternoon of Saturday 06 April. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
21 March 2019
Fifth Of NI School Staff Assaulted Once A Week
One in five school staff in Northern Ireland are assaulted once a week, according to a recent survey. The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Committee of Trade Unions (ICTU) Education Group released the figures following a major survey of teachers and support staff.