Meetings

Donaldson Review and Curriculum Reform

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 07/07/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Welsh Government technical briefing on forthcoming legislation

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5.1 The Committee received a briefing on the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill from Welsh Government officials.


Meeting: 20/11/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter to the Minister for Education regarding the Plenary debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee's report on School Funding

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Meeting: 14/11/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Curriculum reform - session on the Successful futures for all: Explorations of curriculum reform (Final Report)

Dr Nigel Newton, Research Associate, WISERD - Cardiff University

 

The report is due to be published on Friday 8 November and is expected to be available here: https://wiserd.ac.uk/publications/successful-futures-all-explorations-curriculum-reform

 

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee received a briefing from Dr Nigel Newton.

2.2 Dr Newton agreed to provide the Committee with the IWA report – Common Purposes - The implications of curriculum reform in Wales for further education, higher education, skills and business


Meeting: 06/11/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Additional information from the Minister for Education regarding curriculum reform following the evidence session on 18 September

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Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Welsh Government's progress in developing the new Curriculum for Wales - consideration of the evidence

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5.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the session with the Minister.


Meeting: 18/09/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government's progress in developing the new Curriculum for Wales - Evidence session

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Steve Davies, Director, Education

Claire Bennett, Deputy Director Curriculum and Assessment

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2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Minister for Education on the latest developments with the new Curriculum for Wales.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide a list of the 16 Innovation Schools.


Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Curriculum reform - feedback from Members on rapporteur visits

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4.1 Members commented on visits that they had undertaken in their constituencies with a view to informing a session with the Minister for Education scheduled for 18th September.


Meeting: 02/05/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the British Heart Foundation - Concerns about the new curriculum

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Meeting: 03/04/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of the Culture, Welsh language and Communications Committee - Teaching of Welsh history and culture in schools

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Meeting: 03/04/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Education - Developing the new curriculum for Wales

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Meeting: 14/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from Qualifications Wales to the Minister for Education - Qualifications for the new curriculum

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Meeting: 14/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Education - Developing the new Curriculum for Wales

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Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Education - Additional information following the meeting on 10 January

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Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the WLGA - Progress on Developing the New Curriculum for Wales

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Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from ADEW - Progress on Developing the New Curriculum for Wales

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Meeting: 30/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter from the Chair to the Welsh Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Education in Wales - follow-up from the scrutiny session with the Minister for Education on 10 January

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Meeting: 10/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Welsh Government's progress in developing the new Curriculum for Wales - Evidence session

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

Claire Rowlands, Deputy Director Curriculum

 

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2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education.

2.2 The Minister agreed to provide further details on ADEW’s representation at relevant change board meetings.

 


Meeting: 22/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair to the History of Wales Campaign - Teaching the History of Wales within the new Curriculum

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Meeting: 14/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the History of Wales Campaign - Welsh history in schools

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Meeting: 12/07/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Update on the development of the new curriculum

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Meeting: 28/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - 'Education in Wales: Our national mission' Action Plan

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Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Education - Details of the key checkpoint dates ahead of the release of the new curriculum in April 2019

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Meeting: 06/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Scrutiny session on the development of the new curriculum - Consideration of the evidence

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6.1 The Committee considered the evidence.


Meeting: 06/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Scrutiny session on the development of the new curriculum

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Professor Graham Donaldson, Chair of the Independent Advisory Group

Steve Davies, Director – Education – Welsh Government

Claire Rowlands, Deputy Director - Curriculum – Welsh Government

 

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3.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and Professor Donaldson on the development of the new curriculum.

3.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a note on the check point dates for the implementation of the new curriculum.


Meeting: 04/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - The Government's new action plan: Education in Wales: Our National Mission.

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Meeting: 05/04/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-Being & Sport - Development of the new curriculum

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Meeting: 02/03/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Donaldson Review

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Meeting: 12/01/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 The implementation of the Review Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales - evidence session 5

Welsh Government

 

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

Karen Cornish, Head of Curriculum Implementation

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Education.


Meeting: 24/11/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 The implementation of the Review Successful Futures: Independent Review of Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales - evidence session 4

Alan Edwards, Head of Teaching and Learning – Education through Regional Working

Steven Richards-Downes, Senior Strategic Adviser – Central South Consortium Joint Education Service

Rhys Howard Hughes, Assistant Director (Support and Brokerage) – GWE

Dr Kevin Palmer, Assistant Director, Brokerage, Intervention and Support - Education Achievement Service for South East Wales

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The Committee heard evidence from the Regional Consortia on the implementation of the Review.


Meeting: 24/11/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

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

Barbara Lund, Field Officer - ASCL Cymru

Mair Herbert from Ysgol Bryn Elian, Conwy

Rob Williams, Policy Director - NAHT Cymru

Huw Jones, Headteacher – Albert Primary School, Penarth

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The Committee heard evidence from ASCL and NAHT on the implementation of the review.


Meeting: 16/11/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

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

Pioneer Schools

 

Luke Mansfield, St Julian’s Primary School, Newport

Dilwyn Jones, Ysgol Bryn Gwalia

Eirian Davies, Ysgol Y Strade

 

 

 

Minutes:

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


Meeting: 16/11/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

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

Professor Graham Donaldson

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