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Exam company AQE's self-serving move has let our children down badly

Keith Wysner


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'On Tuesday the actions of AQE let our children and families down and painted us all as educators in a very poor light.' (David Davies/PA)

'On Tuesday the actions of AQE let our children and families down and painted us all as educators in a very poor light.' (David Davies/PA)

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'On Tuesday the actions of AQE let our children and families down and painted us all as educators in a very poor light.' (David Davies/PA)

As a primary school principal and a dad to a little girl who is due to sit the transfer test this year, I'm normally generally supportive of academic selection whilst we have broadly two main secondary school types in Northern Ireland.

I believe education opens doors of opportunity for all our children. I believe it is better for every child to attend the secondary school that understands the academic abilities, talents and needs of our children and a school that is determined to meet those needs.

Having worked for 20 years in schools here and prepared children for the old official 11-plus, and now both the current unofficial transfer tests, I am confident secondary schools like this are common in both selective and non-selective schools throughout our country.


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