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Department hopes no teachers will lose jobs as stand-alone nurture groups are scrapped

The Department of Education and Children says it hopes to avoid making any teachers redundant as it scraps stand-alone nurture groups.

In future, the groups – which support children with certain special needs – will be replaced by what the DEC calls a “whole-school” approach led by support staff.

Three secondary schools and six primaries will be affected, along with 11 teaching posts.

Department Chief Executive Stuart Dobson explained what changes will be made:

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