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Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 16/01/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members, there were no apologies.

(09.30 - 10.20)

2.

School improvement and raising standards - evidence session with Regional Education Consortia

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

Will McLean, Lead Director - Education Achievement Service for South East Wales (EAS) and Chief Officer, Children and Young People - Monmouthshire County Council

Louise Blatchford, Interim Managing Director – Central South Consortium (CSC)

Sue Walker, Lead Director - Central South Consortium (CSC) and Chief Education Officer - Merthyr Tydfil County Council

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from CSC and EAS Regional Consortia.

2.2 Due to time constraints, it was agreed that the questions unasked would be sent to the Consortia for a written response.

(10.30 - 11.20)

3.

School improvement and raising standards - evidence session with Regional Education Consortia

 

Andi Morgan, Interim Managing Director - Education through Regional Working (ERW)

Kate Evan-Hughes, Lead Director - Education through Regional Working (ERW) and Director for Children and Schools - Pembrokeshire County Council 

Arwyn Thomas, Managing Director - North Wales School Effectiveness and Improvement Service (GwE)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Apologies were received from Ian Roberts, lead Director – GwE and Kate Evan-Hughes, Lead Director - ERW

3.2 The Committee heard evidence from GwE and ERW Regional Consortia.

3.3 ERW agreed to provide a breakdown by local authority of the £250,000 they are receiving in 2019-20 from their local authorities.

3.4 Due to time constraints, it was agree that the questions unasked would be sent to the Consortia for a written response.

 

(11.20)

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Joint Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services and Minister for Education - next steps for Mind over Matter report

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter from Adoption UK - impact of recent funding decisions on support services for adopted young people and their families in Wales

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Update on progress obtaining reliable social services data highlighted in the Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services - Laying of the updated Explanatory Memorandum in relation to the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

(11.20)

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.

(11.20 - 11.35)

6.

School improvement and raising standards - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

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

(11.35 - 11.55)

7.

Consideration of the letter from the Chair of the Committee on Assembly Electoral Reform - potential implications for Assembly committees

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee considered the letter and agreed that a draft response would be circulated for Members’ agreement.

 

 

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