Concise Minutes - Children, Young People and Education Committee


Meeting Venue:

Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Meeting date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Meeting time: 09.18 - 12.16
This meeting can be viewed
on Senedd TV at:
http://senedd.tv/en/3792


Attendance

Category

Names

Assembly Members:

Lynne Neagle AM (Chair)

Mohammad Asghar (Oscar) AM

Michelle Brown AM

Hefin David AM

John Griffiths AM

Llyr Gruffydd AM

Darren Millar AM

Julie Morgan AM

Witnesses:

Professor Graham Donaldson

Luke Mansfield, St Julian’s Primary School

Eirian Davies, Ysgol y Strade

Jackie Murphy, Tros Gynnal Plant

Sean O'Neill, Children in Wales

Emma Phipps-Magill, NYAS Cymru

Committee Staff:

Marc Wyn Jones (Clerk)

Gareth Rogers (Second Clerk)

Sarah Bartlett (Deputy Clerk)

Michael Dauncey (Researcher)

Sian Thomas (Researcher)

 

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Transcript

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1       Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

The Chair welcomed Members. There were no apologies

 

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2       The implementation of the Review Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales - evidence session 1

The Committee discussed the implementation of the review with Professor Donaldson.

 

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3       The implementation of the Review Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales - evidence session 2

The Committee discussed the implementation of the review with representatives from pioneer schools. Dilwyn Jones from Ysgol Bryn Gwalia sent his apologies.

 

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4       Inquiry into Statutory Advocacy Provision - evidence session 1

The Committee heard evidence from the All Wales Children and Young People’s Advocacy Providers Group. Deborah Jones from Voices from Care sent here apologies, Christopher Dunn gave evidence instead.

 

 

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5       Paper(s) to note

Under Standing Order 17.24 Llyr Gruffydd AM declared he was an Honorary President of the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS).

The papers were noted.

 

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5.1   Letter from Children's Commissioner for Wales - additional information following meeting on 6 October

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5.2   Letter from the Chair of the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance Arrangements in Wales

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5.3   Letter from the Committee Chair to the Minister for Lifelong Learning & Welsh Language - Future funding of CWVYS

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5.4   Letter from the Minister for Lifelong Learning & Welsh Language to the Committee Chair - Future funding of CWVYS

The Committee agreed to write to the Minster for Lifelong Learning & Welsh language for further clarification on the letter sent regarding the future funding of CWVYS.

 

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5.5   Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - Additional information following the meeting on 2 November

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6       Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting and for item 1 at next week's meeting.

The Motion was agreed.

 

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7       Welsh Government draft budget 2017 - 18 - consideration of draft letters

Subject to a few minor amendments the Committee agreed the draft budget letters.

 

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