A Fair Start – Final Report & Action Plan

Date published: 01 June 2021

The Expert Panel on educational underachievement submitted its Final Report and Action Plan - “A Fair Start” – to the Minister in May 2021. This was endorsed by the Executive on 27 May 2021.

As set-out in New Decade, New Approach and the subsequent Terms of Reference, this was an independent panel, tasked with bringing forward recommendations and a costed Action plan.

The Action plan contains 47 actions spanning a number of departments including Education, Health, the Executive Office, Department for the Economy and numerous Arms Length Bodies involving collaboration across the public sector and beyond.

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