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Professor Tony Gallagher, Professor of Education at Queen’s University

Professor Tony Gallagher, Professor of Education at Queen’s University

Professor Tony Gallagher, Professor of Education at Queen’s University

An expert has urged the NI Executive to stay away from any headline grabbing attempt to help children catch up on their education and instead invest properly in their future.

Tony Gallagher, Professor of Education at Queen's University Belfast was speaking after the UK Government's new educational recovery tsar said longer school hours and terms extended into the summer to tackle the impact of Covid-19 on children would be considered alongside extra hours for sports and music.

Sir Kevan Collins was appointed by the UK Government to oversee the return to education in England.


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