Public Notice Calling for Evidence

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education is undertaking an Inquiry into ‘Successful Post-Primary Schools Serving Disadvantaged Communities’.

The aim of the Inquiry is:

“To consider examples of successful post-primary schools serving economically and socially disadvantaged communities, identify the key characteristics/factors which contribute to their success and consider how they can be reproduced in schools where they are lacking.”

The Inquiry’s terms of reference focus on:

1. Effective School Leadership

2. School Engagement with Parents and the Wider Community

3. Addressing Underachievement in Disadvantaged Communities

4. Department of Education School Improvement Policy

Detailed Terms of Reference and further information regarding the Inquiry can be obtained from the Assembly website here.

Any organisation or individual with an interest in this Inquiry is invited to submit evidence to the Committee, preferably by e-mail to

or by post to: The Committee Clerk, Room 241, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX.

The evidence must be structured to address the specific terms of reference of the Inquiry.

Written submissions to the Committee should be limited to 2000 words (excluding appendices if appropriate).

If you do not have access to the internet or e-mail facilities or you have any other enquiries, please contact the Committee Clerk on 028 90521787.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 10 December 2010

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