Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Committee for Education arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.

29/01/2014
Assembly Committees Agree STEM is Cool

An event to highlight the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects, involving over 60 organisations, was held today in Parliament Buildings.

Reference: EDUC 01/13/14
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26/06/2013
Inspecting the Inspectors: Education Committee Launches

The Committee for Education today announced the launch of its Inquiry into the School Improvement process and the role of the Education and Training Inspectorate (ETI).

Reference: EDUC 10/12/13
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09/05/2013
Committee Expresses Sadness Over Death of Primary School Pupil

The Assembly Committee for Education has spoken of its shock and sadness following the news of the death of a school pupil.

Reference: EDUC 09/12/13
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02/05/2013
Education Committee Examines the Examiners

As part of its on-going consideration of GCSEs, A-levels and concerns relating to Computer-Based Assessment and the new Levels of Progression assessments, the Committee for Education visited the headquarters of the examining body for Northern Ireland – the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.

Reference: EDUC 08/12/13
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20/03/2013
A-Levels Under Scrutiny at Committee Event

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education hosted an event this evening to hear views on potential changes to A-levels in Northern Ireland.

Reference: EDUC 07/12/13
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28/01/2013
Young People and School Governors to Have Their Say on the Education Bill

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will host an event this week - facilitated by PTA-NI and The Youth Forum - to ask school governors and young people for their views on the Education Bill.

Reference: EDUC 06/12/13
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16/01/2013
'STEM' is the way forward says Committee

The Committee for Education is calling for more pupils to get involved in the STEM subjects in schools – those are Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.

Reference: EDUC 05/12/13
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12/12/2012
Committee Praises Hard-Working Primary School Teachers and Pupils

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education today welcomed the initial results of the Trends in International Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) and Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS). These prestigious studies show that Northern Ireland’s 9 and 10 year olds out-perform international competitor countries like the USA in both literacy and numeracy, and are above the international average in science.

Reference: EDUC 04/12/13
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03/10/2012
Committee Calls for More Checks for Home to School Transport

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education is pressing for a more joined-up approach for health and safety checking for Home to School transport.

Reference: EDUC 03/12/13
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25/09/2012
Committee Calls For Extra Time For Post-Primary Consultation

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education is urging the Minister to extend the consultation time available on proposed Departmental plans for the sustainability and viability of post-primary schools.

Reference: EDUC 02/12/13
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12/09/2012
School Councils Central To Student Experience Says Committee
Reference: EDUC 01/12/13
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13/06/2012
Education Committee Welcomes Opportunity To Respond To Review Of Special Educational Needs
Reference: EDUC 04/11/12
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10/06/2012
Assembly Committee Takes a Closer Look at Nurture Groups
Reference: EDU 08/09/10
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30/05/2012
Committee Briefed on Educational Project in USA
Reference: EDUC 03/11/12
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10/01/2012
School Principals Asked to Respond to Questionnaire on School Councils
Reference: EDUC 02/11/12
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29/06/2011
Assembly Committee asks Stakeholders for view on Biggest Issues Facing Education
Reference: EDU 01/11/12
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21/03/2011
Leadership is the Key to a Successful School
Reference: EDU 07/10/11
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03/02/2011
Assembly Committee Hears From Successful Schools
Reference: EDU 06/10/11
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19/01/2011
Assembly Committee Learns About Schools' Success
Reference: EDU 05/10/11
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06/12/2010
Assembly Education Committee Calls For Cross-Departmental Early Years Children's Strategy
Reference: EDU 04/10/11
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17/11/2010
Assembly Education Committee Hosts Event To Scrutinise Early Years Proposals
Reference: EDU 03/10/11
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11/11/2010
Key To School Success Focus Of Committee Inquiry
Reference: EDU 02/10/11
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29/09/2010
New School Is Top Class - Assembly Committee Visits Belfast Boys' Model
Reference: EDU 01/10/11
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23/06/2010
Assembly Committee Sees Impact Of Poor Accommodation On Learning
Reference: EDU 09/09/10
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12/05/2010
Committee received Whitehouse Primary School Petition
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25/02/2010
Committee returns to the classroom
Reference: EDU 06/09/10
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18/02/2010
Committee calls on Minister to review Proposals for Special Education
Reference: EDU 05/09/10
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20/01/2010
Special Educational Needs Proposal Scrutinised
Reference: EDU 04/09/10
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13/01/2010
Education Committee Urges Implementation of Report Findings to Safeguard the Future of the Northern Ireland Economy
Reference: EDU 03/09/10
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04/12/2009
Committee Welcomes Further Extension to Special Educational Needs Consultation
Reference: EDU 02/09/10
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25/11/2009
Committee Listens to Concerns on Special Educational Needs
Reference: EDU 01/09/10
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19/10/2009
Joined Up Approach is Essential to Promoting Positive Mental Health
Reference: PN HSSPS 01/09/10
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24/06/2009
Education Committee: Groups Have Their Say
Reference: EDU 04/08/09
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03/06/2009
Specialist Schools Will Aid Future of Northern Ireland Economy
Reference: EDU 03/08/09
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18/02/2009
Assembly Committees Back Science and Technology
Reference: E&L03/08/09
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03/12/2008
Committee examines Craigavon two-tier schools system
Reference: EDU 02/08/09
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05/11/2008
Education Committee Working For Northern Ireland’s Future
Reference: EDU 01/08/09
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01/06/2008
Education Committee to meet with Key Stakeholders
Reference: EDU 04/08
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27/02/2008
Committee Regrets School Accident
Reference: EDU 03/08
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15/02/2008
Committee Listens To Education Groups
Reference: EDU 02/08
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31/01/2008
Education Committee go back to school!
Reference: EDU 01/08
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30/11/2007
Committee For Education Welcomes Agreement
Reference: EDU 05/07
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05/10/2007
Committee for Education Urges Minister to Intervene in Dispute
Reference: EDU 03/07
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02/07/2007
Committee For Education Hears Directly From Schools
Reference: EDU 02/07
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18/05/2007
Committee for Education Welcomes Minister
Reference: EDU 01/07
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Media Operational Notices

01/01/0001
Committee to Focus on Shared Education

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will receive a briefing from the Ministerial Advisory Group on Advancing Shared Education regarding its final report.

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08/04/2014
Minister of Education to Brief Committee

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will be briefed by the Minister at its meeting on Wednesday 9 April 2014.

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11/03/2014
Inspecting the Inspectors: Committee Concludes Inquiry into School Inspection and Improvement

At its meeting on Wednesday 12 March 2014, the Assembly Committee for Education will hold its final evidence session as part of its Inquiry into the Education and Training Inspectorate and School Improvement.

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04/03/2014
Committee Continues Inquiry into the Education and Training Inspectorate and School Improvement Process.

At its next meeting on Wednesday 5 March 2014, the Assembly Committee for Education will take evidence from Professor John Gardner, University of Sterling in relation to its ongoing Inquiry into the Education and Training Inspectorate and School Improvement Process.

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11/02/2014
Education Committee to be Briefed on Common Funding Scheme

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will receive a briefing from Departmental officials on proposed changes to the Common Funding Scheme at its meeting on Wednesday 12 February 2014.

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04/02/2014
Committee to be Briefed on Proposed Changes to the Formal Intervention Procedure

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will receive a briefing from Departmental officials on proposed changes to the Formal Intervention Procedure (FIP) at its meeting on Wednesday 5 February 2014.

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28/01/2014
Assembly Committees to Host ‘Stem Is Cool’ Event

The Assembly’s Education; Employment and Learning; Enterprise, Trade and Investment; and Culture, Arts and Leisure Committees in partnership with the Northern Ireland Science Park will attend a special event on Wednesday 29 January 2014 to promote the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Subjects.

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05/11/2013
Education and Library Boards and NIPSA to Have Their Say on Education Training Inspectorate

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will continue taking evidence from the education and library boards and NIPSA on its Inquiry into the Education Training Inspectorate (ETI) and the School Improvement Process.

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22/10/2013
General Teaching Council and Teachers’ Unions to Have Their Say on Education Training Inspectorate

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will begin taking evidence from the General Teaching Council (GTC) and teachers’ unions on its Inquiry of the Education Training Inspectorate (ETI) and the School Improvement Process.

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10/06/2013
Assembly Committees Make Joint Visit to City of Culture

Six Northern Ireland Assembly Committees are to visit the City of Culture on Wednesday, 12 June. The Committees will hold their meetings at three venues across the city: Magee campus of the University of Ulster, the new Ebrington Barracks venue and the North West Regional College.

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08/04/2013
Education Minister to Address Committee on Area Planning
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19/03/2013
Committee to Focus on Proposed Changes to A-levels
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12/03/2013
Committee to Consider Update on Education Maintenance Allowance
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05/03/2013
Committee to Tackle Sport in Schools
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15/01/2013
Education Minister to Address Committee
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27/11/2012
Committee to Bring in Stakeholders on Education Bill
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06/11/2012
Committee to Review Controversial Area Plans for Schools
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02/10/2012
Committee to Consider Health and Safety for School Transport
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