Research Papers 2016

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of research papers which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service for the Committee for Education in 2016. The papers are listed in reverse chronological order.

Special school funding

- Date: 16/03/2016

This Briefing Paper is prepared to support the Committee for Education’s consideration of special school funding. The evidence points to a trend towards delegating more responsibilities to schools for special educational needs (SEN) provision, in line with a wider trend towards giving schools greater autonomy in general.


Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in 2015

- Date: 04/02/2016

This research paper is prepared for the Committee for Education to support its consideration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It considers progress against a number of areas highlighted in the 2011 Success through STEM Strategy in 2011.


Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill: Views of Young People

- Date: 21/01/2016

This Research Paper presents findings from a series of focus groups conducted to support the Committee for Education’s scrutiny of the Addressing Bullying in Schools Bill.