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Transferor Churches Welcome Progress On The Education Bill

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Added on 15/10/2012

The Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC), representing the Presbyterian, Methodist and Church of Ireland Boards of Education, welcome the progress which has been made towards the establishment of a single Education and Skills Authority for Northern Ireland.

In particular, Transferors welcome the proposed sectoral body for controlled schools and the setting up of a Working Group to bring such a body into being. This is the first time the controlled sector will have a representative voice to provide cohesive support for controlled schools. Transferors are also heartened by the fact that their existing legal rights are both acknowledged and protected in the ESA Bill currently before the Assembly, enabling them to continue to play a constructive role in partnership with others in education in Northern Ireland.

Transferors look forward to examining the detail of the Bill as it continues to progress through its various legislative stages.

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