12th June 2020
As an INTO member you are no doubt aware of the Education Minister’s pronouncements, to groups of school principals and by webinars, with regard to his department’s plans for the expanded opening of schools for the 2020/21 school year to pupils following the closure of schools on 23 March 2020.
INTO, along with the other members of the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council, have engaged, in good faith, with the process for this reopening of schools through the normal agreed channels, and yet the Minister has chosen to communicate his thoughts and musings through unregulated channels.
In an attempt to return these important issues to be negotiated through the legitimate, agreed channels, INTO is requesting that members email the Minister directly to outline members’ concerns with how this Minister is carrying out his duties:
To this end we have attached a TEMPLATE EMAIL (Word Document) which you may wish to use.
Members may wish to similarly contact their own MLA and the MLAs responsible for the area their school is in: