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Agenda and minutes

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Contact: Marc Wyn Jones 

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Transcript

(09.30)

1.

Introductions, apologies and substitutions

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Members to the Committee.  Apologies were received from Keith Davies, there was no substitute.

(09.30 - 10.15)

2.

Inquiry into Educational Outcomes for Children from Low Income Households - Evidence session

Welsh Government

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Paper 1

 

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills

Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Infrastructure, Curriculum, Qualifications and Learner Support

Emma Williams, Head of Support for Learners

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Minister.  He agreed to provide the following:

 

A note on the vacancy rates in each regional consortia;

 

A breakdown of the School Challenge Cymru funding allocation between the regional consortia and schools.

(10.15 - 11.00)

3.

Consideration of the OECD review - Improving School in Wales: an OECD Perspective

Welsh Government

Brief - Private

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Paper 2

 

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills

Jo-Anne Daniels, Director, Infrastructure, Curriculum, Qualifications and Learner Support

Brett Pugh, Director, School Standards and Workforce Group

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised the Minister on the review.  He agreed to provide a note on the following: 

 

A comparison of European Countries that have rapidly shifted to achieve the 500 score in each of the three domains of PISA.

4.

Papers to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The papers were noted

4.1

Letter from the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty following the meeting on 23 October

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Paper to note 3

Supporting documents:

4.2

Letter from the Minister for Education and Skills following the meeting on 23 October

CYPE(4)-29-14- Paper to note 4

Supporting documents:

4.3

Letter from the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee - Inquiry into new psychoactive substances ("legal highs")

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Paper to note 5

Supporting documents:

4.4

Letter from the Health and Social Care Committee - Inquiry into alcohol and substance misuse in Wales

CYPE(4)-29-14  - Paper to note 6

Supporting documents:

4.5

Letter from the Chair of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee - Inquiry into Poverty

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Paper to note 7

Supporting documents:

4.6

Additional information from the Children's Commissioner following the meeting on 13 November

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Paper to note 8

Supporting documents:

5.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business:

Items 6 and 7

Minutes:

The motion was agreed.

(11.00 - 11.30)

6.

Qualifications Wales Bill - Approach to Stage 1

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Private paper 9

Minutes:

Subject to a few minor amendments the Committee agreed the approach to Stage 1.  A consultation would be launched next week.

(11.30 - 12.00)

7.

Committee Forward Work Programme - agree terms of reference for next inquiry

CYPE(4)-29-14 – Private Paper 10

Minutes:

The Committee agreed the terms of reference for their next inquiry into supply teachers.  A consultation would be launched shortly.

 

 

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