School closures NI: Are schools in Northern Ireland closing? | UK | News (Reports)

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Announcing the move, the First Minister said: “In education, the half term holiday break will be extended from 19 to 30 October, with schools reopening on Monday, November 2.

“To permit this the Department of Education will allocate to schools two of the Optional Days and the remainder of the additional time through Exceptional Closure Days.

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“As across other jurisdictions, the issue of schools, along with other considerations, will be kept under continuous review by the Executive in the weeks and months ahead.”

Some union members criticised the move, saying not enough detail had been provided to parents and teachers.

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