Terms of Reference (ToR) - Expert Panel Persistent Educational Underachievement

Date published: 30 July 2020

Terms of Reference for the Expert Panel examining Persistent Educational Underachievement


On 28 July 2020, Education Minister, Peter Weir, MLA, announced the appointment of an Expert Panel, chaired by Dr Noel Purdy, to examine the links between educational underachievement and social disadvantage. The panel has been established under the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ agreement which set out the requirement for an expert group to examine and address links between persistent educational underachievement and socio-economic background, including the long-standing issues facing working-class, Protestant boys. 

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