Primary school in crisis as staff absence soars

Primary school in crisis as staff absence soars
Absence levels among teachers at a prominent Belfast primary school shot up to four times the Northern Ireland average, it has emerged. Teachers at St John the Baptist PS, which inspectors awarded the second lowest performance grade of "inadequate", missed an...


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