School AGM hears Mayor voice support for Post 19 Lobby Group

Newtownabbey Mayor Billy Webb pictured with Hill Croft PTA Chair Julie Jamieson at the recent Hill Croft School AGM. INNT 39-714-JN

Newtownabbey Mayor Billy Webb pictured with Hill Croft PTA Chair Julie Jamieson at the recent Hill Croft School AGM. INNT 39-714-JN

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Hill Croft School for children and young people with special needs held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, September 22.

The Mayor, Alderman Billy Webb, was the keynote speaker at the event for parents and carers, and spoke on the issue of ‘Post 19 Transition’.

After the success of their Adventure Playtrail development project at the New Mossley school last year, the key focus for the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Hill Croft over the past 12 months has been ‘Post 19 Transition’.

The PTA has been leading the Post 19 Lobby Group to challenge the current system of transition for young people with severe learning disabilities when they leave school at 19 years.

The Lobby Group now has parents and carers from 15 special schools from across Northern Ireland and has support from Disability Action, Mencap and the Office of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People.

The Mayor was keen to highlight his support for the Lobby Group and the work they are doing towards securing a better future for young people with severe learning disabilities when they leave school.

Read the full story in this week’s Times...