Forward Work Programme

Below you can find out what's on the Committee's agenda in the coming months.
Items to be scheduled are listed below.



 2 July 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open/Closed Session

GTCNI SL1 - Written brief

Legal Advice- integrated schools- closed session

DE briefing - Together Building a United Community (TBUC) shared education campuses etc.

DE briefing- Shared Education update

Agree Terms of Reference Inquiry into Shared/Integrated Education tbc - Closed Session

5 July 2014- 1 September 2014

Summer Recess


 3 September 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session


2013-14 End of Session Report

Followed by-

Informal Strategic Planning 2014-15

 10 September 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

 DE briefing- Programme for Government/ Business Plan progress - Permanent Secretary


BELB briefing- Elective Home Education consultation responses tbc


 17 September 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

 GTCNI briefing - statutory rule tbc

RTU briefing- Emotional Health and Well-being pilot study tbc


 Area Planning - Special Adviser tbc


18 September 2014- GTCNI conference- Long Gallery tbc

 24 September 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

 DE briefing- October Monitoring Round

Briefing on findings of review of home to school transport tbc

 1 October 2014

No Meeting

 STEM Sentinus event- Long Gallery tbc

 8 October 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

Area Planning - ELBs / Department tbc


Integrated/ Shared Education Inquiry evidence sessions:

NICCY briefing on children's views on Shared Education

 15 October 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

 Integrated/ Shared Education Inquiry evidence sessions:

Profs Knox and Borooah tbc

Shared Education in Ballycastle briefing from schools

 22 October 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

 Memorandum of response to committee Inquiry on ETI and School Improvement tbc

ETI Chief Inspector's 2012-14 Report tbc

 25 October 2014- 2 November 2014

Halloween Recess




Please note: The following are to be scheduled

Joint Meeting with Employment and Learning Committee:

       - Review of Teacher Education

DE briefing - School Workforce Review

Visit to Rathgael House – working lunch with DE senior staff

DE briefing  – 2015-16 budget process
DE oral briefing OECD report on evaluation and assessment - autumn
DE briefing- iMatter Working Groups
DE briefing - revised capital works protocol / Needs Model
DE briefing - Pensions consultations (autumn)
DE briefing - nurture units
Area Planning- Special Adviser briefing
Area Planning event 
Effective Questioning Follow-up Workshop
STEMEC briefing and school visit - autumn


Visit to ESaGS TV in NEELB Antrim

Effective Questioning Workshop - follow-up session in the autumn

Consideration of issues papers: Vision; SEN; Area Planning; STEM

Integrated / Shared Education Inquiry:

          - Visits to Drumragh; Shimna; etc

Professors Knox and Borooah UU briefing – Attainment

Momentum Digital Strategy

Informal meeting with Armagh Shared Education group

Pushkin Trust - informal briefing

Ulster Bank - informal briefing

Parenting NI - informal briefing - parental consultation platform

Ulster Bank - Money Sense School Visit

Mental Toughness - informal briefing

Vision Science Research Group, UU- briefing or visit

Briefing from CBI on its First Steps NI report


Children’s Law Centre – briefing on SEN legislation issues

SEN Bill – introduction  timescale not confirmed

Education: Early Years Bill – introduction timescale not confirmed

GTC Bill – introduction timescale not confirmed - DE/DEL briefing pre-2nd stage

Education Bill - revising ELB boundaries - introduction timescale not confirmed

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