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Forward Work Programme - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Consideration of the Committee's forward work programme

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8.1 Members discussed the forward work programme.

 



Meeting: 21/10/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Consideration of the Committee's forward work programme

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6.1 The Committee considered the forward wok programme. It agreed the following:

- to hold evidence session next half term on COVID-19 related business;

- an approach for the pre-appointment hearing of the preferred candidate for the role of Chair of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales;

- to write to the Minister for Education with a summary of the Committee’s findings on its short inquiry into school improvement and raising standards, paused due to the pandemic;

- which areas it would like to focus on in each of the Annual Report sessions;

- to write the te Welsh Government to request detailed written information to inform the Committee’s Draft Budget scrutiny;

- to return to consider school funding at a later date;

- to return to consider legacy work at a later date; and

- Committee staff to keep a watching eye on relevant UK Common Frameworks.


Meeting: 20/07/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

9 Forward Work Programme

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9.1 The Committee considered a paper on the forward work programme.

9.2 Members agreed the following:

- to write to the Business Committee to request a meeting slot during the week commencing 19 October 2020, to enable Bill scrutiny to be completed;

- the suggested approach for paused work as a result of Covid-19 and;

- the work programme for the autumn term with the addition of the consideration of the Welsh Government review of school funding at the appropriate time.

 


Meeting: 07/07/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Consideration of forthcoming legislation

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6.1 The Committee discussed the forthcoming legislation.


Meeting: 09/06/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 12)

Committee's approach to forthcoming legislation

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12.1 The Committee considered it’s approach to forthcoming legislation.

12.2 The Committee:

 

·         agreed an in principle approach to Stage 1 scrutiny of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, subject to its introduction before the summer recess;

·         noted the Welsh Government’s statement of 9 June 2020 indicating that the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Bill will be published as a Draft Bill and its introduction postponed; and

·         agreed to write to the Welsh Government to request an update on the timescales for the implementation of the next stages of Additional Learning Needs reforms, and an indication of whether the Welsh Government will be publishing a response to the points raised in last year’s consultation on the Draft ALN Code in advance of laying the final version before the Senedd.


Meeting: 18/07/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Minister for Education - update on Home Education

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Meeting: 26/06/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Children's Commissioner for Wales - Elective home education

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Meeting: 26/06/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Education - Elective home education

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Meeting: 12/06/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Consideration of the Committee's Forward Work Programme

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7.1 The Committee considered the forward work programme. Members agreed the following for the Autumn term:

·         A scrutiny session with the Minister for Education on the new curriculum as part of its ongoing scrutiny of curriculum reform;

·         A one-off session on early years childcare and education, to include follow up on Flying Start: outreach and matters arising during scrutiny of the Childcare Funding Bill;

·         A short  inquiry into Children’s Rights in Wales;

·         Draft Budget Scrutiny;

·         An inquiry into Education other than at school and Pupil Referral Units;

·         A one-off session on school improvement and raising standards; and

·         Ongoing follow-up work on existing commitments and scrutiny of annual reports.

7.2 The Committee noted the information available about the legislative programme, including the anticipated need to complete Stage 2 proceedings on the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill should it progress beyond Stage 1.  

 

 

 


Meeting: 13/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Consideration of Committee Forward Work Programme

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1.1 Under Standing Order 17.24A, Hefin David AM declared his daughter had been diagnosed with autism.

 

1.2 The Committee considered its forward work programme.

 

1.3 Members discussed the Welsh Government’s legislative programme, and the likely remittance to the Committee of Bills relating to:

  • the removal of the defence of reasonable punishment;
  • post-compulsory education and training;
  • curriculum reform.

 

1.4 Members agreed approaches to specific pieces of work they had committed to undertaking, including:

  • Follow-up scrutiny of the implementation of its Mind Over Matter recommendations;
  • Diamond Review and in-year financial scrutiny: HE and FE funding;
  • Post-legislative scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015.

 

1.5 Members agreed to consider, in due course, the scope of work on:

  • School improvement and raising standards;
  • Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), exclusions and Education Other Than At School (EOTAS);
  • Post-legislative scrutiny of the Rights of Children and Young Persons (Wales) Measure 2011;
  • Follow-up scrutiny of the implementation of its Flying Start Outreach recommendation.

 

 

 

 


Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into School Funding - Consideration of the approach

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6.1 The Committee agreed the amended terms of reference and the approach to gathering evidence.


Meeting: 26/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

1 Consideration of Committee forward work programme

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1.1 The Committee considered the forward work progammme for the autumn term.


Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

Technical Briefing on the Independent Review of Teachers' Pay and Conditions

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1.1 Members received a briefing from panel members.


Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care - Children and Families Delivery Grant (CFDG)

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care - Children and Families Delivery Grant (CFDG)

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from Llwyydd - Senedd@ Initiatives

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Meeting: 18/07/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care - Children and Family Delivery Grant

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Meeting: 20/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Consideration of Committee's Forward Work Programme

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3.1 The Committee considered a paper on the forward work programme.


Meeting: 14/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Consideration of the Committee's Forward Work Programme

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6.1 The Committee agreed their approach to future pieces of work relating to:

·         School Funding

·         Supply Teaching

·         National Obesity Strategy

·         Post-legislative scrutiny of the Rights of the Child and Young Person (Wales) Measure

·         Post-legislative scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015

 


Meeting: 24/05/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - School Organisation Code

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Meeting: 16/05/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

7 Forward Work Programme - approach to the inquiry into the status of the Welsh Baccalaureate

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7.1 The Committee agreed the terms of reference and the approach for gathering evidence and engagement work.


Meeting: 16/05/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter to the Minister for Children and Social Care - Children and Families Delivery Grant

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Meeting: 02/05/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Committee Forward Work Programme - Strategic planning session

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6.1 The Committee considered the long term forward work programme. It agreed that specific pieces of would be scoped and considered at a future meeting.

 

6.2 The Committee agreed to conduct an inquiry into the Welsh Baccalaureate, with a consultation launched before the summer recess.

 

6.3 The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for an update on Neonatal Care, particularly in relation to the third edition of neonatal standards.

 

6.4 The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary to clarify the position on funding for the Children and Families Delivery Grant.

 

6.5 The Committee agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary, seeking further information on the timings for the forthcoming School Organisation Code.

 

6.6 The Committee agreed to write to the Finance Committee to highlight concerns about the temporary of data provided by the Welsh Government for draft budgets.

 

6.7 The Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Government outlining some key issues it would like to address as part of the next budget round, including its expectations that a CRIA will be provided for the 2019 – 2020 Draft Budget.

 


Meeting: 15/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Consideration of Committee Forward Work Programme

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7.1 The Committee noted the paper and agreed to hold a more detailed session following the Easter recess.


Meeting: 18/01/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Committee Forward Work Programme

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Welsh Government - Community Focused Schools

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Committee Forward Work Programme

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Meeting: 08/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4.1)

4.1 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Community Focused Schools

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Meeting: 12/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Update on the Forward Work Programme

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6.1 The Committee considered the forward work programme, they agreed to invite the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Professor Donaldson to Committee for a scrutiny session on the latest Curriculum developments.

 

6.2 Subject to minor amendments the Committee agreed the amended terms of reference for the inquiry into targeted funding to improve educational outcomes.


Meeting: 12/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Llwydd - Senedd@Delyn

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

3 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Community Focussed Schools

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

3 Letter from Dr Sarah Wollaston MP, Chair of the House of Commons Health Committee

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

3 Letter from Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Chair of the Education Committee

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Education - Community focused schools

The Chair wrote to the Cabinet Secretary for an update on Community focused schools, which is provided in the letter.

 

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair to the Llywydd - Programming forthcoming legislation

The Committee discussed this at the meeting on 20 July. This is the response sent on behalf of the committee to Llywydd.

 

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Meeting: 20/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Llywydd and Chair of Business Committee - Programming forthcoming legislation

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Meeting: 20/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Letters from the Llywydd - Programming forthcoming Legislation and implementation of the Wales Act 2017

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The Committee considered the letters and agreed its response to both.


Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee

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Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Consideration of Committee forward work programme

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The Committee agreed the forward work programme. They agreed the terms of reference for inquiries into CAMHS and Targeted funding to improve educational outcome. The CAMHS consultation will be launched before the summer recess.

 

They agreed to take oral evidence in the autumn for two inquiries on the First 1,000 Days – Flying Start and Workforce)

 

 

 

 


Meeting: 05/04/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Consideration of Committee Forward Work Programme

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The Committee considered the forward work programme. A scoping paper on potential future inquiries would be considered at a future meeting.


Meeting: 08/12/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Committee forward work programme

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The Committee agreed the terms of reference for the work on Teachers’ Professional Learning and Education and the consultation for the First 1,000 Days.

 


Meeting: 30/11/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Committee Forward Work Programme - agree next inquiry

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The Committee discussed the forward work programme. The Committee agreed to undertake some work on teacher training; the First 1000 Days’; and to continue its work on CAMHS.


Meeting: 20/10/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1.)

Strategy setting and forward work planning

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Meeting: 12/10/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Consideration of committee forward work programme

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The Committee considered the forward work programme. They agreed to carry out inquiries into statutory advocacy provision and the Education Improvement Grant: Gypsy, Roma and Traveller, and Minority Ethnic children. They also agreed to carry out some work on the implementation of the curriculum reform and to scrutinise the Qualification Wales Annual Report. 


Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Consideration of Committee Forward Work Programme

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The Committee provisionally agreed the outline forward work programme for the autumn term.  The Committee agreed to discuss the issue further at its next meeting, alongside the responses to the Committee’s public consultation on its priorities.


Meeting: 13/07/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Committee Responsibilities and Fifth Assembly Issues

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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.


Meeting: 07/07/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2.)

Committee Responsibilities and Fifth Assembly Issues

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