TEACHERS have endorsed a call from the head of the Catholic Church in Ireland to cancel 11-plus exams.

The two organisations that operate the unregulated system of academic selection are coming under increased pressure to call off their assessments.

The tests will be held over four consecutive Saturdays in November and December – two weeks after originally planned.

It has been cautioned that this is dependent on schools returning in September, however.

Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin said cancelling the exams this year would be in the best interests of children.

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