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Transcript: Transcript for 19/03/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        The Chair welcomed Members, Siân Gwenllian AM sent her apologies, Helen Mary Jones AM substituted.

1.2        Janet Finch-Saunders joined the meeting via video conference.

1.3        Under Standing Order 17.24A Lynne Neagle AM declared that her son was due to sit his A-level exams in the summer. Hefin David AM declared that he was a parent of a child with Additional Learning Needs.


(09.30 - 10.30)


Covid 19: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL

Rob Orford, Chief Scientific Adviser for Health


2.1 Members discuss covid-19 with the Minister.

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

·         How the AAT qualification would be assessed and;

·         An update on the process for pupils with Additional Learning Needs that are awaiting referrals.



Education Otherwise Than At School - evidence session 7 - POSTPONED





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


4.1 The motion was agreed.


(10.30 - 10.45)


Covid-19 - consideration of the evidence


5.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the session with the Minister for Education.



Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Higher Education (Wales) Act 2015 - consideration of the next steps - POSTPONED


Perinatal Mental Health - Follow-up: consideration of the draft letter - POSTPONED