The four churches have put forward new proposals for education calling for transfer at 14 based on:
“…the use of criteria to access certain courses and pathways at the age of 14 which could include, amongst others, academic criteria.”
It pleads that:
“We ask our politicians and others, to stand back from established positions and to create the space necessary so that, through dialogue between those with different outlooks, the best way forward may be found for all children,”
Whether SF and Catriona Ruane will take up this opportunity remains to be seen. At the DUP party conference it was stated they would be bringing forward new proposals in the coming weeks. In the meantime the Department is promising more guidelines.