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Transcript: Transcript for 20/07/2020 - 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 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 Janet Finch-Saunders MS. There was no substitute.

 

(09.30 - 10.30)

2.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - evidence session 2 with representatives from the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and the Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW)

Cllr Ellen ap Gwynn, Deputy Spokesperson for Education and Welsh Language - Welsh Local Government Association

Sharon Davies, Head of Education – Welsh Local Government Association

Karen Evans, Chair – Association of Directors of Education in Wales

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Welsh Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Education in Wales.

 

3.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 4

Minutes:

3.1 The motion was agreed.

(10.40 - 11.00)

4.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee considered the evidence it heard in the previous session.

(11.00 - 12.00)

5.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - evidence session 3 with representatives from the Regional Education Consortia

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

Anna Bolt, Head of Curriculum Reform and Innovation – Education through Regional Working (ERW)

Clara Seery, Managing Director - Central South Consortium Joint Education Service (CSC)

Natalie Gould, Senior Lead for Curriculum Reform - Central South Consortium Joint Education (CSC)

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

 

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Regional Education Consortia.

(12.00)

6.

Papers to note

Minutes:

6.1 The papers were noted.

6.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Education to note that Members were content that, in light of the delay between the publication of the 2018-19 Annual Report and a potential date in the autumn term to debate it in Plenary, it would be more appropriate to lay it before the Senedd to note. Members further noted that they would welcome an opportunity in that debate to refer to points arising in the Committee’s scrutiny of Estyn’s 2018-19 report, if relevant at that stage.

6.3 The Chair agreed to meet with Health Inspectorate Wales to discuss the findings of  HIW’s follow up work on its youth thematic report, published in March 2019.

 

 

 

6.1

Letter from the Minister for Health and Social Services - additional information following the meeting on 5 May

Supporting documents:

6.2

Letter from the Minister for Education regarding an update on the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) transformation programme

Supporting documents:

6.3

Letter from the Minister for Education regarding the debate of Estyn's 2018 -19 Annual Report

Supporting documents:

6.4

Letter from the Minister for Education regarding elective home education

Supporting documents:

6.5

Letter from the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales regarding COVID19 CAMHS In-patient units

Supporting documents:

(12.00)

7.

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

Minutes:

7.1 The motion was agreed.

(12.00 - 12.15)

8.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - Consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence it heard in the previous session.

(12.15 - 12.30)

9.

Forward Work Programme

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered a paper on the forward work programme.

9.2 Members agreed the following:

- to write to the Business Committee to request a meeting slot during the week commencing 19 October 2020, to enable Bill scrutiny to be completed;

- the suggested approach for paused work as a result of Covid-19 and;

- the work programme for the autumn term with the addition of the consideration of the Welsh Government review of school funding at the appropriate time.

 

 

 

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