Question Results

Monday 16 September 2013

 
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1 AQO 4546/11-15 Mr Paul Frew
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education whether he will consider changing the policy on transport provision for children attending a school, other than the school which is closest to their home, where the school which is closest to the children's home is subject to a development proposal to close in the following year.

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2 AQO 4547/11-15 Mrs Judith Cochrane
(APNI - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education what the uptake has been for the new Software Development A-Level.

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3 AQO 4548/11-15 Mr Samuel Gardiner MBE
(UUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education what steps he has taken to ensure the portability of Northern Ireland A Levels for English universities following the announcement by the Secretary of State for Education about the ending of coursework and the operation of a single final examination for A Levels in England.

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4 AQO 4549/11-15 Mr Sydney Anderson
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education what action he is taking to improve the safety and welfare of pupils who participate in school sporting events.

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5 AQO 4550/11-15 Mr Mervyn Storey
(DUP - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education how he will ensure that all relevant stakeholders are consulted about the revised Common Funding Scheme.

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6 AQO 4551/11-15 Mr Mickey Brady
(SF - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail the recent changes he has made to the Free School Meals' entitlement, including the number of pupils who will benefit.

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7 AQO 4552/11-15 Mr Stephen Moutray
(DUP - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education whether Option A of the proposals set out by the Southern Education and Library Board concerning the provision of post-primary education in the Craigavon area, will lead to the closure of Lurgan and Portadown Colleges.

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8 AQO 4553/11-15 Mr Alastair Ross
(DUP - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education whether he has discussed with the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools the reasons for maintaining the Certificate of Education as an essential criterion for the positions to tackle literacy and numeracy problems at primary school level that were advertised in summer 2013.

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9 AQO 4554/11-15 Mrs Pam Cameron
(DUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education for an update on the guidance being drafted by his Department on schools opening their premises for community use.

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10 AQO 4555/11-15 Mr Seán Rogers
(SDLP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Education what plans has he to ensure that there is a meaningful consultation before any school is earmarked for closure.

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11 AQO 4556/11-15 Mr Ross Hussey
(UUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the impact that cuts to school funding, through the revised Common Funding Scheme, will have on the provision of services such as Special Educational Needs teachers.

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12 AQO 4557/11-15 Mr Adrian McQuillan
(DUP - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Education how a community group that wishes to take over the occupation of disused school buildings can enhance its application.

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13 AQO 4558/11-15 Ms Sue Ramsey
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of this year’s GCSE and A-Level results, including how he plans to continue to improve educational attainment.

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14 AQO 4559/11-15 Mr David McNarry
(UKIP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the fact that pupil performance, at Key Stages 1 and 2 in English and Maths, in rural primary schools is significantly better than pupil performance at schools in an urban location.

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