Committee Priorities for the Fifth Assembly

Response from ASCL Cymru

The National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee (the Committee) was established by the Assembly on 28 June 2016 with the remit ‘to examine legislation and hold the Welsh Government to account by scrutinising its expenditure, administration and policy, encompassing (but not restricted to): the education, health and well-being of the children and young people of Wales, including their social care’.

Within the remit set out above: what do you consider to be the priorities or issues that the Children, Young People and Education Committee should consider during the Fifth Assembly?

  • Teacher shortage, future-proofing the workforce

  • Education funding shortage  

  • Ensuring provision of high quality of school buildings

  • Mental health in young people

  • Formal Welsh involvement in the Foundation for Leadership in Education

  • Refining of performance measures – accountability framework

  • Ensuring that new curriculum aligns with qualifications

  • Relationship between schools, consortia and local authorities in Wales

Read the full response here.