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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 28/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

Items
Note No. Item

(09:00)

1.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

1.1 The Chair welcomed Members, there were no apologies.

(09:00 - 11:00)

2.

Scrutiny session with the Cabinet Secretary for Education

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Carla Lyne, Director of Operations

Steve Vincent, Deputy Director Schools Effectiveness Division

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary.

 

2.2 The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the following:

·         A note on the business cases submitted by local authorities for the £16 million Revenue element of the funding to reduce infant class sizes and how these compared to the amounts allocated.

·         A note on the breakdown of the allocation of the Capital element of the funding.

·         A note on the terms and conditions of the Revenue and Capital elements of the funding to reduce infant class sizes.

·         Figures on how many infant classes contain more than 25 pupils at present and how many will do so after the duration of the committed funding.

·         A note on how many pupils will benefit from being in smaller classes as a result of the funding.

·         To keep the Committee updated on the latest documents available on emerging curriculum content.  

·         To provide copies of the impact assessments that have been undertaken regarding decisions to change the way support for Minority Ethnic and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children is funded.

·         A note on the positions of traveller education services across Wales.

 

 

(11:00)

3.

Papers to note

Minutes:

3.1 The papers were noted.

3.1

Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner to the Minister for Welsh Language and Life Long Learning - Position of the Welsh language in apprenticeship programmes in Wales

Supporting documents:

3.2

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance - Scrutiny of the Welsh Government’s draft budget

Supporting documents:

3.3

Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill - Additional information from Cwlwm following meeting on 24 May

Supporting documents:

3.4

Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill - Additional information from Estyn following meeting on 6 June

Supporting documents:

3.5

Letter from the Welsh Language Commissioner - Childcare Offer

Supporting documents:

3.6

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - 'Education in Wales: Our national mission' Action Plan

Supporting documents:

3.7

Letter from Flexible Admissions Wales group - School Admissions Policy

Supporting documents:

3.8

Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee - Petition P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

Supporting documents:

3.9

Letter from the Chair of Finance Committee on the Welsh Government Draft Budget 2019-20

Supporting documents:

(11:00)

4.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the remainder of the meeting and the whole meeting on 4 July.

Minutes:

4.1 The Motion was agreed.

(11:10 - 11:20)

5.

Consideration of the evidence received during the session with the Cabinet Secretary for Education

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee considered the evidence heard during the session. They agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for further information on some specific issues.

(11:20 - 12:10)

6.

Childcare Funding (Wales) Bill - Consideration of the key issues

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee discussed the key issues. The draft report would be considered at the next meeting.

(12:10 - 12:55)

7.

Provision of textbooks and learning resources for pupils - Consideration of the draft report

Minutes:

7.1 There wasn’t enough time to consider this item. Members agreed to put it on the agenda for next week’s meeting.

 

 

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