Press Release

Assembly Committee Hears From Successful Schools

Session: 2011/2012

Date: Thursday, 03 February 2011

Reference: EDU 06/10/11

St Pius X College, Magherafelt hosted a meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education on Wednesday 2 February 2011. The meeting focussed on the Committee’s Inquiry on Successful Post-Primary Schools.

As well as St Pius X College, representatives from two other schools - Ballycastle High School and Oakgrove Integrated College attended the meeting and presented their thoughts to MLAs on what makes their school successful.

Committee Chairperson, Mervyn Storey MLA said: “The Committee is continuing to work through its Inquiry into Successful Post-Primary Schools.

“This is the second Inquiry visit to schools the Committee has undertaken over the past few weeks to hear first hand from different schools about the excellent work they are doing in often challenging circumstances.

“Hearing directly from teachers and young people remains at the heart of our Inquiry adding another dimension to the information we have received and the work we are doing on the Inquiry.”


Notes to Editors:

Further information about the Committee for Education’s Inquiry - including the Terms of Reference - can be found on the Inquiry website:http://archive.niassembly.gov.uk/education/2007mandate/pps_inquiry/inquirypostprimary.htm

The Principal of St Pius X College is Mrs M. White, St Pius X College, Moneymore Road, Magherafelt, N. Ireland, BT45 6HQ.

Committee Membership:

Mr. Mervyn Storey (Chairperson) 
Mr. David Hilditch (Deputy Chairperson) 
Mr. Dominic Bradley 
Mrs. Mary Bradley 
Mr. Jonathan Craig 
Mr. Trevor Lunn 
Lord Empey 
Mr. Basil McCrea 
Miss. Michelle McIlveen 
Mr. John O’Dowd 
Ms. Michelle O’Neill

The Clerk to the Committee is John Simmons 
Committee for Education, Rm 242, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont Belfast BT4 3XX 
Tel: 028 9052 1787 
Mob: 07900 053929 
Fax: 028 9052 1371 
Email: john.simmons@niassembly.gov.uk

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