Committee for Education

Welcome to the Home Page of the Committee for Education. The Committee was established to advise and assist the Minister of Education, Peter Weir MLA on matters within his responsibility. The Committee undertakes a scrutiny, policy development and consultation role with respect to the Department for Education and plays a key role in the consideration and development of legislation. The Committee Chairperson is Barry McElduff MLA.

Here you will find information about the Committee membership and the work of the Committee.

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The Committee for Education intends to hold its next meeting on Wednesday 25 January 2017 at 10:00am in Room 30, Parliament Buildings.

The Committee has requested an oral evidence session from the Minister and the Education Authority on budget arrangements for schools and contingency plans in respect of important policy areas for the period of the dissolution of the Northern Ireland Assembly.


Committee for Education's response to the Executive's Draft PfG 2016-21

A copy of the Committee for Education's response to the Executive's Draft PfG 2016-21 can be accessed here.

Contact the Committee

Committee Clerk: Peter McCallion

Room 428, Parliament Buildings,
Belfast,BT4 3XX

Tel: (028) 9052 1821

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Inquiry into Educational Underachievement

The Committee for Education recently launched an inquiry into educational underachievement.

As the Northern Ireland Assembly is expected to be dissolved on 26 January 2017 and the Committee for Education will consequently cease to exist, the inquiry and the call for evidence will be discontinued at that time.

 All submissions to the inquiry received prior to dissolution will be published here.

If you have any queries in respect of the above, please contact the Committee office team at 028 9052 0379.

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The Committee for Education, in partnership with the Assembly Education Service, launched a special interactive art initiative as part of a range of Committee activities to highlight Anti-Bullying Week 2016.

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