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Seminar - Improving attainment and reducing inequalities - 4 April Posted on 04/04/2017 00:00:00 This seminar consider key issues within Education policy in Northern Ireland, particularly surrounding improving attainment and reducing inequalities.The seminar takes place on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP. The event will run from 9am to 1pm. Registration from 8.30am. Date of event

This is being orgnised by the Westminster Policy Forum. The seminar takes place on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in Stormont Hotel, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3LP.  The event will run from 9am to 1pm.  Registration from 8.30am.


This seminar follows the launch of the development phase of the Education Authority’s first Strategic Plan - which aims to help shape the strategic direction of the organisation over the next decade; and the consultation on the Education Authority’s Draft Strategic Area Plan - which aims to ensure that all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum that meets their needs in sustainable schools - and comes as a consultation on the Children and Young Person’s Strategy is launched.

Delegates will also discuss the Equality Commission Draft Statement on Key Inequalities in Education and its findings - which noted lower attainment levels for particular groups, such as working class Protestant boys - and the Education Training Inspectorate’s biennial Report - which highlights the achievements and sets out the challenges facing education and training in Northern Ireland. 

Further sessions will consider how early intervention and community support can help to reduce inequalities in these groups, and how school standards can be enhanced to improve attainment - including through improved school leadership and greater school autonomy.

For this conference we expect speakers and other delegates to be an informed group including senior government officials involved in this area of public policy, together with representatives from schools, teachers and parents organistaions, community groups and businesses and employment representatives.


A copy of the agenda is available to download: education-ni-2017-agenda.pdf

Book a Place

This event is being organised by Policy Forum NI. Please call 01344 864796 or email for more information.  
To book a place click Here