The House of Commons Education and Skills Committee concludes its evidence gathering on 22 March 2006. In addition to hearing further oral evidence, the committee will review written memoranda and undertake a number of related visits within the UK.
Details of evidence sessions in March as follows:
1 March – Evidence from: Richard Rieser, disability equality in education; Simone Aspis, British Council of Disabled People (BCODP); Elizabeth Clery, Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB); and Carol Boys, Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA).Mike Collins, National Autistic Society (NAS); Susan Tresman, British Dyslexia Association (BDA); Virginia Beardshaw, I CAN; and David Congdon, Mencap.
8 March – Evidence from: Miriam Rosen, Ofsted; Eileen Visser, Ofsted; David Curtis; Audit Commission; and Joan Baxter, Audit Commission.
John Bangs, NUT; Rona Tutt, NAHT; Dr Mary Bousted, ATL; and Darren Northcott, NASUWT.
15 March – Evidence from: Ralph Tabberer, Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA); Shirley Cramer, Dyslexia Institute; Jean Salt, NASEN; and Kevin Rowland, British Psychological Society.
22 March – Evidence from: Lord Adonis, parliamentary undersecretary of state (schools), DfES.
A report based on the inquiry is likely to be published in May or June 2006.