Public Accounts Committee
Synopsis: The function of the Public Accounts Committee is to examine public spending with the benefit of hindsight, to highlight good practice and poor value for money, and to recommend improvements to the stewardship of taxpayers’ money.
The Public Accounts Committee visited Boys Model School on Thursday 4 November as part of its inquiry into Closing the Gap– Social Deprivation and links to Educational Attainment. Committee members got to see first hand how the school is using Targeting Social Need funding to close the gap in educational attainment, through a range of interventions to help builds skills, improve mental health and prepare pupils for employment.
PAC members discussing with teachers from the Boys Model School about how they are targeting social need funding to close the gap in education and social deprivation.
Left: School Principal Mary Montgomery with Chair of PAC William Humphrey MBE MLA
Right: TSN funding in action at a Well-being class for year 8 Students, delivered in conjunction with Street Beat.
The Public Accounts Committee will next meet Thursday 27 January 2022 in Room 30, Parliament Buildings. The purpose of this meeting is:
- To consider the Issues Paper on 'Broadband Investment in NI'
- To consider the final draft of the report into 'Closing the Gap: Social Deprivation and Links to Educational Attainment'
Please check the Business Diary for all the latest upcoming Assembly business
Contact the Committee
Committee Clerk: Lucia Wilson
Room 371, Parliament Buildings,
Tel: (028) 9052 1208
Please note that as staff as remote working, email should be the first point of contact
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Members visited the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the 13th February 2020. They met staff and heard more about the workings of the Audit Office.