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Transcript: Transcript for 14/07/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

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(09.30)

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.

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 The Chair noted apologies from Hefin David MS. Jack Sargeant MS substituted. 

 

(09.30 - 11.00)

2.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - evidence session 1 with Welsh Government representatives

Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education

Claire Bennett, Director – Communities and Tackling Poverty 

Ceri Planchant, Lawyer

 

 

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill

Explanatory Memorandum

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education.

2.2 The Committee indicated an intention to write to the Minister to seek further clarification on the Bill’s provisions as they relate to Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE), particularly the steps taken to ensure their compatibility with human rights legislation.

 


(11.00)

3.

Papers to note

Minutes:

3.1 The papers were noted.

3.1

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Welsh Government - Impact of Covid-19 on the physical and mental health of children and young people

Supporting documents:

3.2

Letter from the Chair of Health, Social Care and Sport Committee to the First Minister regarding childcare for key workers over the summer break

Supporting documents:

3.3

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Education regarding elective home education

Supporting documents:

3.6

Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales to the Minister for Education regarding the expectations of schools' provision in the autumn term

Supporting documents:

3.5

Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales to the First Minister regarding children and measures to ease restrictions due to Covid-19

Supporting documents:

3.6

Letter from the Children's Commissioner for Wales to all teaching unions in Wales regarding the role of the unions and the re-opening of schools in the autumn term

Supporting documents:

 

 

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