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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 1 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Llinos Madeley 

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Transcript: Transcript for 03/04/2019 - Children, Young People and Education Committee

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Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest


1.1        The Chair welcomed Members, there were no apologies.

(09.30 - 11.00)


Inquiry into School Funding - evidence session

Kirsty Williams AM, Minister for Education

Julie James AM, Minister for Housing & Local Government

Judith Cole, Deputy Director Local Government Finance & Workforce Partnership Division

Steve Davies, Director, Education Directorate


Supporting documents:


2.1 The Committee heard evidence from the Ministers.

2.2 The Ministers agreed to provide a note on the complexities of arrangements available to carry budgets over, in relation to the potential for three year school budgets.



Papers to note


3.1 The papers were noted.


Letter from the Minister for Education - clarification of the Welsh Government responses to the Committee’s Degrees of Separation report on the impact of Brexit on higher and further education.

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affair Committee - Inter-Institutional relations agreement between the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Government

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chair to the Petitions Committee - Petition P-05-087 Create a national task force for children's mental health

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Minister for Education - Developing the new curriculum for Wales

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chair of the Culture, Welsh language and Communications Committee - Teaching of Welsh history and culture in schools

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to the UK Children's Commissioners - Brexit and the implications for children

Supporting documents:


Letter to the Minister for Education - response to the Welsh government consultation on the draft ALN Code

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chief Medical Officer - additional information following the meeting on 14 March

Supporting documents:


Letter from the Chair to the First Minister - Improving outcomes for children in care

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


4.1 The Motion was agreed.

(11.00 - 11.30)


Inquiry into School Funding - consideration of the evidence


5.1 The Committee considered the evidence they had heard during the session.

(11.45 - 12.30)


Launch of the Committee report on the Status of the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification (Invitee only) (Committee Room 5)



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