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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 20/03/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1 The Chair welcomed Members, apologies were received from Michelle Brown AM, there was no substitute.  

(09.30 - 10.30)


Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Chris Llewelyn, Chief Executive - WLGA
Jon Rae, Director of Resources - WLGA

Dilwyn Williams, Chief Executive, Gwynedd Council and member of Distribution Sub Group

Anthony Hunt, Leader of Torfaen Council and WLGA Spokesperson for Finance & Resources

Paula Ham, ADEW Strategic Lead – Finance and Director of Education, Vale of Glamorgan Council


Supporting documents:


2.1 The Committee heard evidence from WLGA and ADEW.


2.2        The WLGA agreed to provide a note on the following:

·         The cost implications of the teachers’ pay award and associated employer pensions contributions and whether these have been fully funded by the Welsh Government; and

·         The changes that the Distribution Sub Group has made or has considered making, to the Local Government Settlement formula in recent years.


(10.40 - 11.40)


Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Debbie Harteveld, Managing Director - Education Achievement Service for South East Wales (EAS)

Arwyn Thomas, Managing Director -  GWE

Geraint Rees, Managing Director – Education through Regional Working (ERW)

Esther Thomas, Interim Managing Director – Central South Consortium (CSC)


3.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Regional Consortia.



Paper to note


4.1 The paper was noted


Letter from the Minister for Education - Draft Additional Learning Needs Code

Supporting documents:



Motion under Standing Order 17.42(ix) to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting and the whole meeting on 28 March


 5.1 The Motion was agreed.

(11.40 - 12.00)


Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of the evidence


6.1 The Committee considered the evidence they had heard.



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