Mullan welcomes £11.2 million funding to address the impact of COVID-19 on schools

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the announcement of £11.2 million to address the impact of COVID-19 on schools in terms of lost learning. 
The party’s education spokesperson said: 
“I welcome the announcement of an additional £11.2 million for our schools to provide additional teaching support for pupils.
“The funding will be made through the Engage programme and will seek to address the impact of COVID-19 in terms of lost learning.
“This funding will help provide additional qualified teachers, enabling schools to provide child-centred one-to-one, small group or team-teaching supports for pupils most in need.
“It’s vital our students and schools are supported during these difficult times so our young people have the necessary supports to continue learning and fulfil their potential.” ENDS/CRÍOCH