§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision and resources he has made for low achievers.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
All schools are funded by formulae which allocate additional resources to schools in respect of children with special needs and social deprivation. In addition, under the Making Belfast Work and Londonderry initiatives, the Department of Education for Northern Ireland has targeted almost £3 million over the last three years at selected primary and secondary schools. This is aimed at improving educational standards and the employability of pupils.