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Union says focus should be on retaining teachers, not training them

Sheshaght cheirdey gra dy lhisagh focus ve er freayll fir ynsee, cha nee er traenal ad

Oltaghey plannyn dy hraenal fir ynsee son ard scoillyn, agh gra dy vel cooishyn smoo dy ghoaill ayns laue hoshiaght

Ta oltaghey er plannyn dy hraenal fir ynsee son ard scoillyn 'syn Ellan ec sheshaght cheirdey ynsee, ny yeih dy vel ee gra nagh jean eh cooney lesh ny preayssyn er scoillyn ayns shoh kiart nish.

Bee skeim prowalagh rish un vlein son yn Vaarle, y vaddaght  as yn sheanse goll er livrey ayns scoillyn ynnydoil da queig fir vees geearee ve nyn vir ynsee liorish parteeas eddyr yn Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor as Olloo-Scoill Warwick.

Nee adsyn vees cur baare er y choorse geddyn Aundyr Stayd Eddyr-Ashoonagh myr Fer Ynsee lesh Qualleeaght vees cosoyley rish y whalleeaght Stayd myr Fer Ynsee lesh Qualleeaght ayns Sostyn.

Ta Geraldine O'Neill jeh Sheshaght Ashoonagh ny Mainshtyryn Scoill / Sheshaght Cheirdey ny Mraane Ynsee goltaghey shoh agh t'ee gra dy vel yn sheshaght cheirdey credjal dy lhisagh focus ve er freayll fir ynsee, cha nee er traenal ad.

AS GERALDINE O'NEILL : Veih cheu Sheshaght Ashoonagh ny Mainshtyryn Scoill / Sheshaght Cheirdey ny Mraane Ynsee, ta ny chaghter ass-lieh yn chooid smoo dy fir ynsee as leaghteyryn 'syn Ellan, ta, dy jarroo, she naight jarrooagh eh. Agh ta'n focus ain ec y traa t'ayn er yn chooish ayns rieughid dy feer jeh freayll olteynyn y wirran t'ain hannah. Shoh red ennagh son yn traa ry heet. Ta feme ain er jeeraghey er yn traa t'ayn nish as er yn nhee dy vel bolgey argidoil foddee er chee roie cho ard as nane-jeig per cent mleeaney. Myr shoh ta'n focus ain er yn argane ain bentyn da argid faill, as cosney ayns rieughid ny yinnin – yinnagh shin – coontey dy ve ny argid faill vioee son ny fir ynsee ain, as dy reayll olteynyn y wirran t'ain ayns shoh nish.
 

Welcomes plans to train secondary school teachers, but says there are bigger issues to tackle first

Plans to train secondary school teachers on Island have been welcomed by a teaching union, although it is says it won't help the pressures schools here are facing right now.

A one year pilot scheme covering English, maths and science will be delivered in local schools to five budding teachers by means of a partnership between the Department of Education, Sport and Culture and Warwick University.

Those who complete the course will receive International Qualified Teacher Status Award which is equivalent to the English QTS qualification.

Geraldine O'Neill from the National Association of Schoolmasters / Union of Women Teachers welcomes this but she says that the union believes focus ought to be on retaining teachers, not on training them.

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