Mullan welcomes commitment on flexible school starting age

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has welcomed the Education Minister’s commitment to introduce legislation to provide for flexibility around the age children start school.

The Foyle  MLA said:

”I welcome the Minister’s announcement  that he intends to bring forward legislation to provide flexibility on school starting age.

”The announcement will provide some comfort and relief to many parents, particularly those with premature babies born in April, May or June

”Introducing a level of flexibility to school starting age has the potential to greatly improve longer term outcomes for these children and enhance their social and emotional development.