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Changes to School Funding Formula Miss Target-Beggs

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has urged schools in his East Antrim constituency to respond to the Department of Education’s proposal to change the way schools are funded through the Common Funding Formula. The Department of Education is currently consulting on proposed changes to how they calculate annual school budgets. Mr Beggs said: “The consultation period for the proposed changes to funding for schools ends this Friday, and I would encourage all Schools to respond. The negative impact which these projected changes would have on most local school budgets is of real concern. The vast majority would see their budgets cut dramatically, in many cases losing between £5,000-£10,000. Some schools are losing even more. The Ulster Unionist my Party fully recognises that a new funding model may be necessary in order to tackle the correlation between poor educational attainment and social deprivation. However, we believe that the current … Continue reading

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New Extension Opened at Glynn Primary School

Local Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has hailed the opening of the new extension at Glynn Primary School. Officially opened on Friday afternoon by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Co Antrim, Joan Christie, the new extension replaces the 2nd hand temporary mobile classroom which had been in situ for several generations. “I myself was educated in P3 and P4 in the old mobile which has just gone,” said Roy Beggs. “Whilst it served its purpose well, it is great to see Glynn Primary School with modern buildings and looking to the future. The next generation of pupils in the village and district will really benefit from the excellent new facilities. Well done to all the staff, and parents who actively support the school and have seen it grow in popularity in recent years.” ENDS

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Most Local Schools Could Lose Out in Proposed Changes to Funding

Fundamental changes to how individual annual school budgets are calculated will have a negative impact on most local schools. That was the stark warning after it was recently revealed to the Education Committee at Stormont that huge numbers of schools would be receiving less money following a revision to the Common Funding Scheme. East Antrim UUP MLA Roy Beggs Jnr said; “Local schools definitely need to be aware of what the Department of Education is proposing. Following a raft of changes to how every schools annual budget is calculated, known as the Common Funding Formula, large numbers of local primaries and post primaries are going to be hit from next year onwards. I have had sight of the hypothetical reworked budget for 2013-2014 had it been based on the revised calculations and it is clear that had these cuts been brought in this year they would have had a devastating … Continue reading

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Roy Proposes Multi – Agency Support Team for All Schools Motion

  Click to play video of Roy Beggs MLA Proposing Motion on Multi-Agency Support Teams Roy Beggs MLA has voiced his support for the work of Multiagency Support teams in providing extra health and educational support to younger primary school age children. Proposing a motion in the Assembly, the UIster Unionist MLA highlighted the success of this model in detecting and addressing problems which children may experience in the early stages of their education. In the Northern Trust area, there are currently 4 Multiagency Support Teams for Schools (MASTS) who are made up of health and education experts in the fields of speech, language, behavioural , physiotherapy and clinical psychology therapies. Mr Beggs said: “One of the scheme’s benefits is its multidisciplinary nature. A range of issues can be dealt with by using a child-centred approach. I will demonstrate how one issue can frequently trigger others. What if a child … Continue reading

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