Primary Education Forum Meets with Minister McHugh

INTO has worked with the other education stakeholders in the Primary Education Forum in demanding that the ever-increasing workload facing teachers be addressed. Minister Mc Hugh met with the members of the Forum yesterday and listened carefully to the concerns expressed. Yesterday’s announcement of a delay of a year in the implementation of the Primary Mathematics Curriculum alongside the commitment to pace the commencement of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act is a welcome step in the right direction. A comprehensive review and rethink of workload is needed. INTO is committed to making further progress on this through the Forum.