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Consultation on changes to schools funding launched

The Department of Education has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the way schools are funded.
Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Departmental spokesperson said: “In his statement to the Assembly on 11 June, Education Minister, John O’Dowd, announced changes to the Common Funding Scheme which determines how funds are allocated to schools. He undertook to seek the views of schools and other interested individuals and organisations on the changes which aim to focus resources directly at tackling educational disadvantage.

“A consultation document has been published on the DE website and anyone with an interest can make their views known until 5pm on Friday 18 October 2013.”

Notes to editors:

  1. Visit the DE website for more information and to access the consultation document.
  2. The Department of Education’s ‘Education Works’ campaign encourages families to play, talk, read and count with their child and to ‘Get Involved Because Education Works’. The campaign highlights the vital role families can play in helping children do well at school and improve their life chances. Visit nidirect website for more information or watch the TV ad on the Department’s YouTube channel.
  3. View photos from the Department of Education in our Flickr collection.
  4. Media enquiries to the Department of Education’s Communications Team on Tel: 028 9127 9207. Out of office hours contact the Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699715440 and your call will be returned.