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Transcript: Transcript for 14/01/2021 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
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(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 

1.2 In accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair stated that she had determined that the public were excluded from the Committee’s meeting in order to protect public health but that the meeting would be broadcast live on www.senedd.tv

 

1.3 The Chair stated that if for any reason she dropped out of the meeting, the Committee agreed that Dawn Bowden MS would become Temporary Chair in accordance with Standing Order 17.22.

 

1.4 Apologies were received from Hefin David MS, there was no substitute.

(09.15 - 10.45)

2.

Scrutiny of Estyn Annual Report 2019 - 2020 (to include matters relating to the impact of COVID-19 on education)

Meilyr Rowlands, HM Chief Inspector – Estyn

Claire Morgan, Strategic Director – Estyn

Jassa Scott, Strategic Director – Estyn

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised Estyn on its Annual Report and on matters relating to the impact of COVID-19.

 

2.2 Due to lack of time the question on early years was cut short, Estyn were invited to provide a fuller response in writing should they wish.

 

(11.00 - 12.15)

3.

Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on education with representatives from the trade unions

 

Eithne Hughes, Director - Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) Cymru

Laura Doel, Director – National Association of Headteachers Cymru (NAHT)

Rebecca Williams, Deputy General Secretary and Policy Officer - Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)

Mary van den Heuvel, Wales Senior Policy Officer - National Education Union

Neil Butler, National Official Wales – NASUWT      

Rosie Lewis, Regional Organiser, Cymru Wales schools lead - UNISON

Nicola Savage, GMB Regional Organiser Wales and South West Region

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from representatives of the trade unions.

(12.15)

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services regarding the Children’s Rights Report: next steps

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to Qualifications Wales following the Committee meeting on 3 December 2020

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language following the Committee meeting on 26 November 2020

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Education following the Committee meeting on 26 November 2020

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding an Audit Wales Report on Providing Free School Meals During Lockdown

Supporting documents:

4.6

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding an update on the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

4.7

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the appointment of the Chair for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Supporting documents:

4.8

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Committee's inquiry into children's rights in Wales

Supporting documents:

4.9

Letter from the Chair and Chief Executive of Qualifications Wales to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee following the Committee meeting on 3 December 2020

Supporting documents:

4.10

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill Committee Stage 1 Report

Supporting documents:

4.11

Letter from Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding his retirement

Supporting documents:

(12.15)

5.

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

Minutes:

5.1 The Motion was agreed.

(12.15 - 12.25)

6.

Scrutiny of Estyn Annual Report 2019 - 2020 and COVID-19 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence it heard in the previous sessions.

(12.25 - 12.30)

7.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill: Order of Consideration - agreement ahead of Stage 2 proceedings

Minutes:

7.1 Due to time constraints, arrangements for virtual Stage 2 proceedings and the Order of Consideration for the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill were agreed in writing, outside Committee.

(12.30 - 12.45)

8.

Consideration of the Committee's forward work programme

Minutes:

8.1 Members discussed the forward work programme.

 


9.

Education Otherwise than at School - consideration of the draft report [POSTPONED]