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Meetings

Scrutiny of the Cabinet Secretary for Education

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 28/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - eligibility criteria for free school meals

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Meeting: 22/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Minister for Welsh Language & Lifelong Learning - additional information following the meeting on 10 October

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Meeting: 08/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education on OECD Report

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Meeting: 08/11/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Revised eligibility criteria for free school meals in Wales due to the rollout of Universal Credit

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Meeting: 18/10/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Owen Smith MP - Related to inconsistencies by WJEC in marking

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Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Scrutiny session with the Cabinet Secretary for Education and the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning - focus on Higher and Further Education

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning

Huw Morris, Group Director SHELL

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary and the Minister on HE and FE issues.

2.2 They agreed to provide the following:

SLA’s the Welsh Government has with apprenticeship providers;

A copy of the Greystone report;

A note on when the Welsh Government expects the work with HEFCW and universities on their action plan and strategic approach to mental health to be concluded and implemented.

 

 


Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

Consideration of the evidence from the scrutiny session

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee agreed to follow up some issues with the Cabinet Secretary and Minister.


Meeting: 10/10/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Eligibility criteria for free school meals

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and the Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning - General scrutiny session on 10 October 2018

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to Cabinet Secretary for Education - Actions arising from the meeting on 28 June

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Further information following the meeting on the 28 June

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Meeting: 20/09/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Revised eligibility criteria for free school meals in Wales due to the rollout of Universal Credit

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Meeting: 18/07/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - School Organisation Code

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Meeting: 12/07/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from Dr. Hayley Roberts - Admissions Policy for Summer Born Children

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Meeting: 12/07/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - School Organisation Code

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Meeting: 28/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 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.


Meeting: 28/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from Flexible Admissions Wales group - School Admissions Policy

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Meeting: 28/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

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

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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.

 

 


Meeting: 28/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair to the WJEC in relation to the availability of text books

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Meeting: 07/02/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Welsh Baccalaureate

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Meeting: 06/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Education regarding the Welsh Baccalaureate

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Welsh Government - follow up to general scrutiny session on HE and FE on 18 October

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Meeting: 08/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.6)

4.6 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education regarding funding for Governor Wales

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Meeting: 08/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 4.5)

4.5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education following the meeting on 18 October

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Meeting: 18/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Cabinet Secretary for Education and Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language - Scrutiny Session

Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education

Alun Davies AM, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language

Chris Jones, Head of Performance Management & Student Finance

Andrew Clark, Deputy Director, Further Education & Apprenticeships Division

 

 

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Minutes:

2.1 The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary for Education and the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language. They agreed to provide the following:

 

·         The calculations underpinning the additional £10m that would be made available to HEFCW following the Statement of 18 October on Student Finance;

 

·         A note of the views of Universities on the Welsh Baccalaureate. 

 

 


Meeting: 04/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education - Inquiry into Supply Teachers

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Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Education following the meeting on 14 June

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Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education on Community Focussed Schools

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Meeting: 14/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 General Scrutiny Session with Cabinet Secretary for Education

Kirsty Williams AM – Cabinet Secretary for Education

Steve Davies - Director, Education Department

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

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Minutes:

The Committee scrutinised the Cabinet Secretary.

 

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a note to the Committee on the number of individuals expected to benefit from the National Academy for Educational Leadership.

 

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to send the Committee written responses to the questions that were not asked.

 

 


Meeting: 06/10/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 5)

5 Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Education - further information following meeting on 13 July

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Meeting: 14/09/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 6)

6 Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Education - further information following meeting on 13 July

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Meeting: 13/07/2016 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 2)

2 Cabinet Secretary for Education - Discussion on portfolio priorities

Kirsty Williams AM - Cabinet Secretary for Education

Owen Evans - Deputy Permanent Secretary, Education and Public Services
Steve Vincent - Deputy Director, School Management and Effectiveness

Huw Morris – Group Director, SHELL

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Minutes:

Under Standing Order 17.24 Llyr Gruffyd AM declared a relevant interest, he is a school governor.  Hefin David declared he is a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University and that Coleg Cymraeg has a base at the University.

The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide the following:

 

More detail on the independent research by Cardiff University on the Pupil Deprivation Grant.

 

When available, the evaluation of the Schools Challenge Cymru programme.

 

A note on the future of Youth Services in Wales.


 

 

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