The Transferor Representatives’ Council (TRC) – representing the Church of Ireland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, and the Methodist Church in Ireland in educational matters – today expressed its thanks and appreciation to principals, teachers and governors in these unprecedented times.
Speaking on behalf of the TRC, Chairperson Miss Rosemary Rainey said: “We want to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to principals, school teachers and governors who have being working hard during this period of uncertainty to continue providing education to the pupils in their care in these unprecedented times.
“At the beginning of the school year, our thoughts were focused on budgetary pressures and other significant challenges. We could never have imagined the crisis that was to come.
“Across society we are being asked to make significant changes to our daily patterns and habits and those involved in delivering or receiving education are no exception. While nothing can match the face–to–face classroom experience, we recognise and greatly appreciate the enormous efforts that have been made throughout to ensure that children and young people continue to have an opportunity to learn while they face a period of separation from their peers.
Miss Rainey concluded by saying: “There are undoubtedly more difficult times ahead for us all, but please be assured of the prayers of both TRC and the Churches at this time.”