Westminster must intervene to prevent any further damage to the education system here, in the absence of an Assembly.
That’s the view of Geri Cameron, the President of the National Association of Head Teachers (NI). She revealed that schools here have suffered a 10 per cent budget cut over the past five years. Ms Cameron was among those giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee today (Wednesday).
Leaders of the three main teaching unions in Northern Ireland have called for the Government to intervene to prevent a funding crisis within the education system.
Ms Cameron said schools are having to ask parents to cover the cost of basic essentials, and that children with special educational needs are suffering due to a lack of resources.
The delegation has said there needs to be a radical reform of the education system.