FROM 2012 to 2015, the TT Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) entered into a collaborative partnership with the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) to provide a two-week in-service development training workshop for general education classroom teachers with an emphasis on children with special education needs in the mainstream classroom. Additional support for this initiative was provided by the Ministry of Education and the then Division of Education, Youth and Sports of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

IN FEBRUARY 1995, Justice Gopeesingh and the Court of Appeal of TT handed down a landmark judgement in the matter of Sumayyah Mohammed (minor) versus Moraine et al, wherein a Muslim pupil challenged the refusal of the school, Holy Name Convent, to allow her to vary the school’s uniform code to include the wearing of a hijab.