Forward Work Programme

Below you can find out what's on the Committee's agenda in the coming months.
Items to be scheduled are listed below.

Date

Agenda

09 December 2014

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

Statutory rules – NI Teachers’ Pension Scheme

January Monitoring Round - tbc

Reply to DE response on ETI and School Improvement Inquiry – closed session

10 December 2014

Methodist College Belfast

Open Session

DE briefing – iMatter Working Groups 

Response on NIAO public sector absence report – closed session

Shared and Integrated Education  Inquiry evidence sessions:
Methodist College – ethos and mixing

13 December 2014- 4 January 2015 

Xmas Recess

  

 

7 January 2015

BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Dublin

Informal meeting Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Social Protection Tuesday 6/1/15 tbc

Informal meeting Educate Together 7/1/15

Informal BT briefing on Young Scientist Exhibition 7/1/15 

14 January 2015

Moy Regional Primary School / St. John’s Primary School, Moy

Open Session

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
DE briefing – TBUC shared campuses protocol 
DE briefing – CRED policy 

21 January 2015

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions: 
CCMS and NICCE

Review strategic plan for 2014-15

28 January 2015

W5, Odyssey, Belfast

Open Session

Momentum Digital Strategy update tbc

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions: 
NI Youth Council tbc

STEM School visit - Currie Primary School

4 February 2015

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
Community Relations Council and Equality Commission
Integrated Education Fund and Prof Hamber

Area Planning event

11 February 2015

Ceara Special School

Open Session

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
Ceara and Tor Bank Special Schools
Education and Library Boards tbc

Ceara Special School visit

18 February 2015

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

DE briefing - Teacher Education strategy / Teacher Continuous Professional Development 

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
Transferors' Representative Council

25 February 2015

Drumragh Integrated College

Open Session

Consider Area Planning report

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
Drumragh Integrated College
Speedwell Trust

Drumragh Integrated College - visit

4 March 2015

 

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
NASUWT and UTU tbc
Early Years Organisation tbc 

11 March 2015

Shimna Integrated College

Open Session

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
Sir Bob Salisbury
Shimna Integrated College

Shimna Integrated College -visit

18 March 2015

Parliament Buildings

Open Session

Long Gallery - stakeholder event –  health services in support of curricular access 

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
Brookeborough shared education partnership

25 March 2015

Limavady High School

Open Session

Shared and Integrated Education Inquiry evidence sessions:
CnaG
Limavady Schools tbc

Limavady Schools Shared Education - visit

Ulster Bank – Money Sense event – Long Gallery Tuesday 24 March 2014 – lunchtime 

28 March 2015- 12 April 2015 

Easter Recess

  

 

 15 April 2015

UU, Coleraine

Open Session

Consider Health Services and education report

ELB briefing – Elective Home Education consultation responses

UU Vision Science Research Group

UU Vision Science Research Group, Coleraine – visit

 

Please note: The following are to be scheduled

Joint Meeting with Employment and Learning Committee:- Review of Careers Strategy – timing tbc
STEMEC briefing – timing tbc
Visit to Rathgael House – working lunch with DE senior staff  
DE oral briefing OECD report on evaluation and assessment – timing tbc
DE / Independent Panel Briefing on findings of review of home to school transport 
Visit to ESaGS TV in NEELB Antrim  - post-Easter 2015 tbc
Effective Questioning Workshop – follow-up session timing tbc
Consideration of  Issues papers: Vision (post –Easter 2015); STEM (post ETI: the World Around Us report expected after Xmas)
Ministerial briefing – 2015-16 Budget tbc

DE oral briefing – IME post-primary strategy
Stakeholder event – Levels of Progression – 29 April 2015 

Ballycastle High and Cross & Passion schools visit – timing tbc

Informal meeting with Armagh Shared Education group – timing tbc
Professors Knox and  Borooah  UU briefing – Attainment

Pushkin Trust - informal briefing – timing tbcUlster Bank - informal briefing – timing tbcParenting NI – informal briefing – parental consultation platformMental Toughness – informal briefing – timing tbc
CBI briefing on its First Steps NI report – timing tbc

Children’s Law Centre – briefing on SEN legislation issues 
SEN Bill – DE briefing - introduction  timescale not confirmed
Early Years Bill – introduction timescale not confirmed
GTCNI Bill – introduction timescale not confirmed – DE/DEL joint briefing pre-2nd stage
Anti-Bullying Bill - introduction timescale not confirmed – possibly May 2015
Shared Education Bill – introduction timescale not confirmed
Dr Ian Shuttleworth – Special Adviser – FSME and school funding  - timing tbc

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