Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Meeting time: 09.16 - 11.45
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Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Hefin David AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Darren Millar AM

Julie Morgan AM

Michelle Brown AM (In place of Mark Reckless AM)


Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Michael Dauncey (Researcher)

Sian Thomas (Researcher)




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1       Introductions, Apologies and Substitutions

The Chair welcomed Members.  Apologies were received from Mark Reckless, Michelle Brown substituted.



2       Cabinet Secretary for Education - Discussion on portfolio priorities

Under Standing Order 17.24 Llyr Gruffyd AM declared a relevant interest, he is a school governor.  Hefin David declared he is a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University and that Coleg Cymraeg has a base at the University.

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the following:


More detail on the independent research by Cardiff University on the Pupil Deprivation Grant.


When available, the evaluation of the Schools Challenge Cymru programme.


A note on the future of Youth Services in Wales.



3       Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - Discussion on portfolio priorities

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the following:


An update on timescales for the publication of the 10 year early years and childcare workforce plan.


A note on the publication of Children’s rights impact assessments (CRIA’s). 



4       Correspondence from the Presiding Officer to the Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee - Your appointment as a Committee Chair

The paper was noted.



5       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting

The Motion was agreed.



6       Committee Responsibilities and Fifth Assembly Issues

The Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into Youth Services in Wales and also to consult with stakeholders on their priorities for the 5th Assembly.