Press Release

Education Committee: Groups Have Their Say

Session: 2009/2010

Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Reference: EDU 04/08/09

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly’s Education Committee met with a range of groups today when the Committee hosted an informal reception at Parliament Buildings. The Committee wanted to hear at first hand of important issues in education here.

Education Committee Deputy Chairperson, Mr Dominic Bradley MLA, said:

“The Committee has held a number of informal receptions like this with a lot of positive feedback from both members and attendees. It’s an excellent opportunity to hear from the large number of organisations who ask to meet with the Committee.

“The informal nature of these meetings gives, and will continue to give Committee members, an opportunity to engage with various groups about the issues within education that matter to them, and we welcome the chance to speak directly with these groups.”

Notes to Editors:

The Chairperson of the Committee is Mr Mervyn Storey MLA 
The Deputy Chairperson is Mr Dominic Bradley MLA

The Committee has a further nine members:
Mrs Mary Bradley MLA 
Mr Trevor Lunn MLA 
Mr John McCallister MLA 
Mr Nelson McCausland MLA 
Mr Basil McCrea MLA 
Miss Michelle McIlveen MLA 
Mr John O’Dowd MLA 
Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA 
Mr Edwin Poots MLA

The Committee is scheduled to meet with representatives from the following groups; Advice NI, Beechlawn School, National Association of Head Teachers, NI Association for Mental Health, Construction Industry Group, Smart Start, Northern Ireland Youth Forum, NSPCC, Early Education, Lagan College, Prince’s Trust, Samaritans and Global Dimension in Schools.

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