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Strike code

Teachers in Northern Ireland are threatening to strike over the implementation of a draft code of practice for pupils with special educational needs.

The Irish National Teachers Organisation said the recommendations would create unnecessary extra work for teachers and detract from the quality of education for these children.

The organisation's northern secretary, Frank Bunting, said: "The draft code is not, as Mr Ancram asserts, resource neutral. We will consider strict action if extra resources are not forthcoming."

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