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Transcript: Transcript for 26/11/2020 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09.15)

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

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 Apologies were received from Hefin David MS, Jack Sargeant MS substituted.

(09.15)

2.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for item 3

Minutes:

2.1 The motion was agreed.

(09.15 - 10.45)

3.

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill - consideration of the draft report

Minutes:

3.1 Members considered chapters of the draft report. The draft report would be considered again at a private formal meeting on Monday 30 November.

(11.00 - 12.15)

4.

Covid-19 - Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate

Huw Morris, Group Director, Skills, Higher Education and Lifelong Learning

Tracey Breheny, Deputy Director of Mental Health, Substance Misuse & Vulnerable Groups

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Education and Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language.

4.2 The Minister for Education agreed to provide additional information on the capacity and plans in place for the testing of university students before returning home for the Christmas period for each Welsh institution.

(12.15)

5.

Papers to note

Minutes:

5.1 The papers were noted.

5.1

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Chief Executive of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people’s mental health

Supporting documents:

5.2

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Chief Executive of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people’s mental health

Supporting documents:

5.3

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Interim Director of Nursing and Patient Experience at Swansea Bay University Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people’s mental health

Supporting documents:

5.4

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people's mental health

Supporting documents:

5.5

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Chief Executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people's mental health

Supporting documents:

5.6

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Chief Executive of Powys Teaching Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people's mental health

Supporting documents:

5.7

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board regarding COVID-19 and children and young people's mental health

Supporting documents:

5.8

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Welsh Government regarding the support for the mental health and well-being of learners

Supporting documents:

5.9

Letter from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to the Minister for Health and Social Services regarding Winter Planning: Therapy Support for Children and Families

Supporting documents:

5.10

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Education regarding the impact of Covid-19 on remote teaching and learning

Supporting documents:

5.11

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Minister for Education regarding the impact of Covid-19 on remote teaching and learning

Supporting documents:

5.12

Letter from the Petitions Committee to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding Petition P-05-1024 For Environmental awareness to be made compulsory and a key module within Schools in Wales for all years (Primary and Secondary Education)

Supporting documents:

5.13

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Housing and Local Government regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021- 2022

Supporting documents:

5.14

Letter from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee to the Minister for Mental Health, Wellbeing and Welsh Language regarding the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2021- 2022

Supporting documents:

5.15

Letter to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee from the Minister for Education regarding the appointment of the Chair for the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Supporting documents:

(12.15)

6.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public for the remainder of the meeting and for the whole of the meeting on 30 November

Minutes:

6.1 The motion was agreed.

(12.15 - 12.30)

7.

COVID 19 - consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

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

7.2 The Committee agreed to write to the Welsh Government to outline its views.