I’m still trying to work out the rationale behind this question posed by Gregory Campbell and reported in the Newsletter, but it would appear the DUP MP is exercised by the slightly higher levels of staff absenteeism in Catholic Maintained schools than in their largely protestant Controlled counterparts. Perhaps there are others out there who may have an informed opinion on the thinking of the prominent DUP man. Maybe he is going to highlight stress levels in schools as being the root cause, as was the case for the defence proferred by supporters of the RUC and Prison Officers in not-so distant times, when absentee rates became a headline story. Those of us involved in education will just have to wait, breath-abated of course….
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