Alex Easton MLA has today welcomed an apology issues to staff at St Anne’s on the handling of the proposed closure.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am glad that the Permanent secretary has seen fit to apologize to the staff of St Anne’s about the handling of the proposed closure of St Anne’s which has been so badly handled that it had left staff, pupils and parents totally devastated. I can only hope that the Education Department has leant lessons and that steps are put in place to ensure this sort of insensitive handling does not happen again. However an apology is one thing and it is really actions that speak loader than words and if the Department of Education is sorry then they should give St Anne’s the space and time they have requested and postpone the closure for this incoming term. “