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Agenda and minutes

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Transcript: Transcript for 08/03/2018 - 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. Apologies were received from Hefin David, there was no substitute.

(09:15 - 10:00)

2.

Inquiry into Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes - Evidence session 3

Regional Education Consortia

 

Betsan O’Connor, Managing Director - ERW

Cressy Morgan, Support and Learners Coordinator – ERW

Andrew Williams, Senior Lead Standards & Improvement Planning - Central South Consortium Joint Education Service

Debbie Lewis, Senior Lead Teaching & Learning Experiences - Central South Consortium Joint Education Service

 

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Regional Consortia.

2.2 ERW and CSCJES to provide examples of where input of challenge advisers has changed the way a school uses it’s PDG allocation or when the consortia had had to consider recovering PDG which had been inappropriately spent.

2.3 ERW to provide note on the issue of the content of one of the questions on an English paper, regarding the pros and cons of fair trade and the impact this had on results.

2.4 ERW and CSCJES to provide a written response to the unasked questions.

 

(10:00 - 10:45)

3.

Inquiry into Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes - Evidence session 4

Regional Consortia

 

Sharon Williams, Wellbeing Regional Adviser - GwE

Paul Matthews-Jones, Core Lead – GwE

Ed Pryce, Service Strategic and Policy Lead - Education Achievement Service for South East Wales (EAS)

Kath Bevan, Lead for Equity and Well-being - Education Achievement Service for South East Wales (EAS)

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Regional Consortia.

3.2 EAS to provide a breakdown of the Science attainment data in terms of vocational qualifications and GCSE.

 

(10:55 - 11:40)

4.

Inquiry into Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes - Evidence session 5

NAHT and ASCL

 

Rob Williams, Policy Director - NAHT Cymru

Damon McGarvie, Headteacher of Pennar Community Primary School, Pembrokeshire and NAHT Cymru President

Tim Pratt, Director - ASCL Cymru

Ravi Pawar, Headteacher of Blackwood Comprehensive School

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee heard evidence from teaching unions.

(11:40 - 12:25)

5.

Inquiry into Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes - Evidence session 6

National Education Union (NEU), NASUWT and Undeb Cenedlaethol Athrawon Cymru (UCAC)

 

Neil Foden – Wales Executive of the National Education Union (NUT Section)

Mike O'Neill – Vice-President ATL Section, National Education Union Cymru

Rex Phillips, National Official Wales – NASUWT

Elaine Edwards, General Secretary - UCAC

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee heard evidence from teaching unions.

(12:25 - 13:25)

6.

Inquiry into Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes - Evidence session 7

Sir Alasdair MacDonald, Welsh Government Advisor on Education

Mel Ainscow, Emeritus Professor of Education and co-director of the Centre for Equity in Education – Manchester University

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee heard evidence from Sir Alasdair MacDonald and Professor Mel Ainscow.

7.

Paper(s) to note

Minutes:

7.1 The papers were noted.

7.1

Additional information from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health following the meeting on 18 January

Supporting documents:

7.2

Update on Welsh Government response to Recommendations from the Committee's Report: Scrutiny of the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2018-19

Supporting documents:

(13:25)

8.

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

Minutes:

8.1 The Motion was agreed.

(13:25 - 13:30)

9.

Inquiry into Targeted Funding to Improve Educational Outcomes - Consideration of the Evidence

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee considered the evidence from the evidence sessions.

 

 

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