Agenda and minutes

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Introductions, Apologies and Substitutions


The Chair welcomed Members.  Apologies were received from Mark Reckless, Michelle Brown substituted.

(09.30 - 10.30)


Cabinet Secretary for Education - Discussion on portfolio priorities

Kirsty Williams AM - Cabinet Secretary for Education

Owen Evans - Deputy Permanent Secretary, Education and Public Services
Steve Vincent - Deputy Director, School Management and Effectiveness

Huw Morris – Group Director, SHELL

Supporting documents:


Under Standing Order 17.24 Llyr Gruffyd AM declared a relevant interest, he is a school governor.  Hefin David declared he is a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University and that Coleg Cymraeg has a base at the University.

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the following:


More detail on the independent research by Cardiff University on the Pupil Deprivation Grant.


When available, the evaluation of the Schools Challenge Cymru programme.


A note on the future of Youth Services in Wales.

(10.40 - 11.40)


Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children - Discussion on portfolio priorities

Carl Sargeant AM – Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children

Albert Heaney - Director, Social Services and Integration

Jo-Anne Daniels - Director Communities and Tackling Poverty

Supporting documents:


The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the following:


An update on timescales for the publication of the 10 year early years and childcare workforce plan.


A note on the publication of Children’s rights impact assessments (CRIA’s). 


Correspondence from the Presiding Officer to the Chair of Children, Young People and Education Committee - Your appointment as a Committee Chair

Supporting documents:


The paper was noted.



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


The Motion was agreed.

(11.40 - 12.00)


Committee Responsibilities and Fifth Assembly Issues


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.