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Transcript: Transcript for 15/10/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.15)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 Due to a technical failure, Dawn Bowden MS temporarily chaired in accordance with Standing Order 17.22 while the Chair, Lynne Neagle MS, re-joined.

1.2 Dawn Bowden MS welcomed Members to the virtual meeting of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

1.3 Dawn Bowden MS stated that, in accordance with Standing Order 34.19, the Chair 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 Apologies were noted from Suzy Davies MS for the second evidence session.

 

 

(09.15 - 10.15)

2.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - evidence session 10 with faith group, Wales Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education and National Panel for Religious Education representatives

Angela Keller, Adviser for Wales - Catholic Education Service
Elizabeth Thomas, Provincial Director of Education - Church in Wales 
Paula Webber, Executive Officer - Wales Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (WASACRE)
Libby Jones, Chair - National Panel for Religious Education (NAPfRE)

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Catholic Education Service, Church in Wales, Wales Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (WASACRE) and National Panel for Religious Education (NAPfRE)

2.2The Catholic Education Service agreed to share with the Committee a paper they had produced providing details of their concerns about the impact of potentially providing two syllabi under the Bill’s RVE provisions.

 

(10.35 - 11.35)

3.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - evidence session 11 with non-religious group representatives

Dr Ruth Wareham, Education Campaigns Manager - Humanists UK

Kathy Riddick, Wales Humanists Coordinator– Humanists UK

Alastair Lichten, Head of Education and Schools - National Secular Society

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from Humanists UK and the National Secular Society.

 

(11.35)

4.

Papers to note

Minutes:

4.1 The papers were noted.

4.1

Letter from Cardiff and Vale College to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter from Wrexham Glyndwr University to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from Cardiff Metropolitan University to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from the University of South Wales to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.6

Letter from Swansea University to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.7

Letter from Cardiff University to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.8

Letter from Aberystwyth University to Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the arrangements to support students in light of COVID-19

Supporting documents:

4.9

Letter from the Qualifications Wales to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee following the Committee meeting on 17 September

Supporting documents:

4.10

Letter from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee highlighting concerns raised in its inquiry into COVID-19

Supporting documents:

(11:35)

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.

(11.35 - 11.45)

6.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill: consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee considered the evidence it heard in the previous sessions.

(11.45 - 12.15)

7.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill: presentation of the analysis of written evidence

Minutes:

7.1 The Committee received a presentation from Wavehill of the analysis of written evidence.

(12.15 - 12.30)

8.

Consideration of the Committee's forward work programme

Minutes:

8.1 Due to time constraints this item was moved to the next meeting on 21 October 2020.

 

 

 

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