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(UK) NI approves $1.1M for SPED support in all 39 special schools

Sept 15, 2021, 4NI: Education Minister Announces Major Investment In Special Schools

Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen has announced an £800,000 [$1.1M U.S.] investment for outdoor play and learning support for NI's special schools…. "This significant investment of £800,000 will enable special schools to encourage and promote physical play and provide additional support in these important areas." Developed in consultation with school leaders and representatives of the education sector, the programme is designed to increase opportunities for physical play and to support the social and behavioural development of pupils. The Minister continued: "This Outdoor Play and Learning Programme will be rolled out to all 39 special schools….


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