Forward Work Programme

Strategic Planning session followed by Committee meetin

Date of meeting

Agenda

 
 

5 October 2016

Waterfront, Belfast

Open session

DE evidence session - Draft 2017-21 Programme for Government Action Plan

DE evidence session - Children and Young Person’s Strategy overview

Members’ attendance at Business in the Community Tomorrow’s World Youth Debate at 1:30pm in the Waterfront 5/10/16

 

12 October 2016

Parliament Buildings

Open session

DE evidence session  - SEN policy overview; and

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act regulations

Ministerial briefing – pre-school Special School provision and post-primary transfer guidance policy

19 October 2016

St. Dominic’s High School, Belfast

Open session

 

Governing Bodies Association – introductory briefing tbc

Comhairle na Gaelscolaiochta – introductory briefing

Further informal planning discussion

Long Gallery 6pm – stakeholder event –PfG

 

26 October 2016

Parliament Buildings

Open session

DE evidence session

Social strategies including Children and Young Persons (CYP) Strategy - Role of Children and Young People’s Services directorate

Area Planning evidence session – DE officials plus Area Planning Steering group i.e. CCMS, EA etc. as appropriate

Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre – 3pm

Halloween Recess

9 November 2016

Parliament Buildings

Open session

 

Home to School Transport policy – DE and EA officials to attend

CYP / PfG Evidence sessions tbc

Room 115 6pm – stakeholder event – Special Educational Needs – Health/Education Co-operation and statements

 

16 November 2016

Ashfield Boys High School, Belfast tbc

Open session

 

NIABF evidence session - anti-bullying week; anti-bullying policy

Members of the Youth Parliament evidence session – mental health support in schools

Informal briefing from ETI Chief Inspector – 1:30pm Tuesday 15 November 2016 tbc

Long Gallery 6pm – stakeholder event – CYP Strategy

 

23 November 2016

Parliament Buildings

Open session

 Evidence session - ETI Chief Inspector’s Report – ETI officials to attend

Evidence session - ETI/QUB Review of nurture provision – ETI officials and QUB representatives to attend

 

30 November 2016

Down High School, Downpatrick tbc

Open session

CYP / PfG Evidence sessions tbc

7 December 2016

Parliament Buildings

Open session

DE evidence session - January Monitoring Round tbc
Young Enterprise Trade Fair – St. George’s Market
Christmas Recess

11 January 2017

Parliament Buildings

Open session

TBC
   
   
   

Items to be Scheduled

Departmental Evidence Sessions

 DE/Education Authority/Health Social Care Board/Public Health Agency joint briefing on co-operation in respect of Special Educational Needs

 Further briefing on Special Educational Needs and Disability Act regulations

 Revised Special Educational Needs Code of Practice – changes to SEN statementing – January 2017

 ETI review of the delivery of the Revised Curriculum

 Childcare Strategy and childcare policy

 Targeting Social Need funding review

 

Non-Departmental Evidence Sessions

 Independent strategic review of Integrated Education

 Report of the DE expert group on the future of GSEs and A-levels

 

Assembly Research briefing

 Role and importance of vocational courses – comparison with other jurisdictions – academic versus vocational qualifications

 

Visits

 Strule Shared Education campus

 BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin – January 2017

 Stranmillis University College – Coding Promotional Week

 

 

Events

 Stakeholder event(s)

-        new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice on statementing

Special Schools principals and parents in respect of pre-school special school review

 

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