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Education Council

The Education Council sits as an advisory body to the Department of Education, Sport and Culture.

The current Education Council came into existence on 1 January 2016.

Members of the Education Council:

  • Discuss and advise the Department on any matter of educational policy

  • Discuss and inform the Department of its views concerning the needs of the statutory system of public education

  • Receive and consider any reports submitted to it by the Department

  • When authorised by the Department, formulate for consideration by the Department policies concerning: primary, secondary, continuing and higher education; the education of pupils with special needs and the functions of the Department in relation to youth and community services

  • Serve as governors on at least 3 governing bodies of the Department's schools, typically 1 secondary and 2 primary

  • Make appointments to the Religious Education Advisory Committee and trustee bodies in respect of some charities and endowments
Secretary to the Education Council

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Education Council Members

Mrs Malgorzata Simpson

Ballasholague Cottage

Glen Mona Loop Road



Telephone:+44 1624 863669

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Mr Alex Downie

103 Ballabrooie Avenue



Telephone:+44 1624 612233

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Mrs Barbara Brereton


Station Road



Telephone:+44 1624 825892

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Mrs Kelly Quaye

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Mrs Carol Glover

Telephone:+44 7624 482126

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Mrs Janet Bailey

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Mr Peter Whiteway

Telephone:+44 07624 812468

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Mr Joff Whitten

Telephone:+44 7624 306866

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