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Transcript: Transcript for 18/08/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(13.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Written statements from the following organisations have been received in advance of the meeting. These are relevant to all items on this agenda:

 

Association of School and College Lecturers (ASCL)

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Colegau Cymru

National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

Universities Wales

Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA)

 

Correspondence on this matter received from the general public, including education staff and young people, has been shared with Committee Members in advance of the meeting to inform their scrutiny.

 

Supporting documents:

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 17.46, the Chair stated that, after consultation between her and the Presiding Officer, the meeting had been called in a week which was not a sitting week.

1.3 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 but that the meeting would be broadcast live on www.senedd.tv.

1.4 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.

(13.30 - 14.15)

2.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on young people's examinations results 2020 - WJEC

Ian Morgan, Chief Executive – WJEC

Elaine Carlile, Director of Qualifications, Assessment and Responsible Officer – WJEC

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the WJEC.

(14.15)

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.

(14.25 - 14.45)

4.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

(14.45 - 15.30)

5.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on young people's examinations results 2020 - Welsh Government

David Jones, Chair – Qualifications Wales

Philip Blaker, Chief Executive – Qualifications Wales

Jo Richards, Regulation Director - Qualifications Wales

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from Qualifications Wales

(15.30)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 7

Minutes:

6.1 The motion was agreed.

(15.40 - 16.00)

7.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

(16.00 - 17.00)

8.

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of COVID-19 on young people's examinations results 2020 - Welsh Government

Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education

Georgina Haarhoff, Deputy Director Curriculum – Welsh Government

Sinead Gallagher, Deputy Director of Higher Education – Welsh Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education.

8.2. The Minister for Education agreed to provide a timeline of key events arising after the cancellation of examinations.

9.

Papers to note

Minutes:

9.1 The papers were noted.

9.1

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Llywydd - Request for the CYPE Committee to meet during a non-sitting week

Supporting documents:

9.2

Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee regarding a Petition to award teacher predicted grades to all Welsh students for examination 2020

Supporting documents:

(17.00)

10.

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

Minutes:

10.1 The motion was agreed.

(17.00 - 17.15)

11.

COVID-19: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

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

11.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Minister for Education, copying the WJEC and Qualifications Wales, to outline its initial views and to request additional information in writing.

 

 

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