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3 July 2015

Education Committee Agrees Shared and Integration Report and Listens to Evidence on SEND Bill

EDUCATION COMMITTEE AGREES REPORT ON ITS INQUIRY INTO SHARED AND INTEGRATED EDUCATION
After a lengthy Inquiry, lasting almost a year, and including 25 evidence sessions and around 100 written submissions, the Committee for Education this week agreed its draft report on its inquiry into Shared and Integrated Education
The Inquiry sought to review the nature and definition of Shared Education and Integrated Education across all educational phases and the final report which will be published in September 2015 will make a number of important recommendations to the Department. You can read all written submissions to the Committee here.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE HEARS Department of Education response on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill
This week also saw the continuation of the Committee Stage of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Bill. Members heard the Department of Education’s response on the commentary and suggested amendments raised during the oral evidence sessions with stakeholders.

Listen to the Department's response below:



EDUCATION COMMITTEE HEARS from the Education Authority on its draft policy on home schooling or elective home education

Listen to the Education Authority's briefing session below: