Meetings

School Funding

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.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 11/03/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair to the Minister for Education regarding the school funding review

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Meeting: 26/02/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from Trade Unions regarding the Welsh Government school funding review

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Meeting: 22/01/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding clarification about Indicator Based Assessments and their purpose within the Local Government Settlement calculations

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Meeting: 10/07/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Launch of the Committee report on School Funding (Invitee only) (Committee Room 5)


Meeting: 26/06/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

6.1 Subject to minor amendments, the Committee agreed the draft report.


Meeting: 12/06/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into School Funding - Consideration of the draft report

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the draft report. The draft report would be considered again at the meeting on 26 June.


Meeting: 08/05/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Minister for Housing and Local Government - additional information for the inquiry into School Funding following the meeting on 3 April

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Meeting: 08/05/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of the key issues

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Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the key issues. A draft report would be considered at the meeting on 12 June.


Meeting: 02/05/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

Inquiry into School Funding - Consideration of the key issues

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Minutes:

9.1 Due to time constraints the paper would be put on the agenda for next week’s meeting.


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

6 Letter from the Chair of Petitions Committee - Petition P-05-872 Protect school funding or admit to the weakening of service provision

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Meeting: 03/04/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence they had heard during the session.


Meeting: 03/04/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing & Local Government

Judith Cole, Deputy Director Local Government Finance & Workforce Partnership Division

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Ministers.

2.2 The Ministers agreed to provide a note on the complexities of arrangements available to carry budgets over, in relation to the potential for three year school budgets.


Meeting: 20/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Chris Llewelyn, Chief Executive - WLGA
Jon Rae, Director of Resources - WLGA

Dilwyn Williams, Chief Executive, Gwynedd Council and member of Distribution Sub Group

Anthony Hunt, Leader of Torfaen Council and WLGA Spokesperson for Finance & Resources

Paula Ham, ADEW Strategic Lead – Finance and Director of Education, Vale of Glamorgan Council



 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from WLGA and ADEW.

 

2.2        The WLGA agreed to provide a note on the following:

·         The cost implications of the teachers’ pay award and associated employer pensions contributions and whether these have been fully funded by the Welsh Government; and

·         The changes that the Distribution Sub Group has made or has considered making, to the Local Government Settlement formula in recent years.

 


Meeting: 20/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Debbie Harteveld, Managing Director - Education Achievement Service for South East Wales (EAS)

Arwyn Thomas, Managing Director -  GWE

Geraint Rees, Managing Director – Education through Regional Working (ERW)

Esther Thomas, Interim Managing Director – Central South Consortium (CSC)

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Regional Consortia.


Meeting: 20/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence they had heard.


Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence they had heard during the sessions.


Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Tim Cox, Wales Policy and Casework Official - NASUWT

David Evans, Wales Secretary - NEU

Dilwyn Roberts-Young, General Secretary - UCAC

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Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from NASUWT, NEU and UCAC.


Meeting: 21/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Tim Pratt, Director – ASCL Cymru

Lee Cummins, Headteacher of Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, Abergele – ASCL Vice President

Rob Williams, Director – NAHT Cymru

Dean Taylor, Headteacher of Pentrepoeth Primary School, Newport – NAHT Cymru President

Tim Newbould, Headteacher of Ysgol Penycae Community Primary School, Wrexham – NAHT Cymru Executive Member

 

 

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from ASCL and NAHT.

 

2.2 They agreed to provide freedom of request information from Local Authorities regarding the amount of money spent on school improvements.


Meeting: 07/02/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

1 Inquiry into School Funding - School visits

The Committee will be visiting schools to better understand how school funding processes work in practise.

 

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Minutes:

1.1 The Committee visited a school in Merthyr and Aberaeron to see how the school funding process worked.


Meeting: 24/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1)

1 School Funding - School Visits

The Committee will be visiting schools in Risca and Denbighshire to better understand how school funding processes work in practise.

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Minutes:

The Committee visited a school in Risca to see how the school funding process worked. The visit to the school in Denbighshire was postponed until a later date.


Meeting: 16/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

School Funding - Technical briefing

Minutes:

3.1 Members received a briefing from researchers for the inquiry into School Funding.


Meeting: 16/01/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

School Funding - Roundtable Event (Invitee only) (CR5)

The Committee will be meeting with key stakeholders to discuss the sufficiency of school funding in Wales and the way school budgets are determined and allocated. This event is not open to the public.

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Minutes:

4.1 Members discussed the inquiry for School Funding with stakeholders. A note from the event would be published.


Meeting: 08/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Inquiry into School Funding

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