Wellness and education
Sir, – I teach in a Deis school, which helps children and young people who are at risk of or who are experiencing educational disadvantage.
Next year I have been informed that we will lose a Leaving Certificate English class to accommodate a wellness class. So literacy and numeracy were just buzzwords until another one – wellness – came along!
Who actually on our staff is qualified to teach 200 hours of wellness? No one.
After three years of such “reforms” I look forward to reading the results of the next OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) report. – Yours, etc,