Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill

 

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

 

About the Bill

 

The purpose of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill is to establish a new and reformed legislative framework to support the implementation of new curriculum and assessment arrangements in Wales.

 

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

 

The Bill is currently at Stage 1. An explanation of the various stages of Welsh Parliament Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the Welsh Parliament

 

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the Welsh Parliament.

 

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 6 July 2020

Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF 217KB)

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF 2.99MB)

 

Statement of Policy Intent for Subordinate Legislation, direction making powers and guidance (PDF 452KB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement: 6 July 2020 (PDF 113KB)

 

Business Committee - Timetable for consideration of the Curriculum and Assessment (Wales) Bill – 9 July 2020 (PDF, 59KB)

 

Bill Summary (PDF 1MB)

 

Bilingual Glossary (PDF 542KB)

 

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

The Children, Young People and Education Committee agreed its approach to Stage 1 consideration on 9 June 2020. 

 

The Children, Young People and Education Committee agreed to collect the following evidence to inform its Stage 1 scrutiny:

 

·         Oral evidence (PDF 57KB)

·         Written evidence (a consultation analysis (PDF 373KB) is available)

·         Video evidence (PDF 78KB)

·         Evidence from virtual roundtable discussions with stakeholders (PDF 143KB)

·         Evidence from children and young people (PDF 416KB)

 

The Children, Young People and Education Committee considered the Bill on the following dates: 

 

Date and

Agenda

Purpose of

Meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

9 June 2020

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny

Private

Private

 14 July 2020

Evidence session

Transcript

 

View meeting

20 July 2020

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

17 September 2020

Evidence sessions

Transcript

View meeting

24 September 2020

Evidence session

Transcript

View meeting

1 October 2020

Virtual engagement event (invitee only)

Private

Private

8 October 2020

Evidence session

Transcript

View meeting

15 October 2020

Evidence session

Transcript

View meeting

21 October 2020

Evidence session

Transcript

View meeting

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 1 Correspondence

 

Welsh Government

 

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding revisions to the Explanatory Memorandum – 1 September 2020 (PDF 273KB)

 

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Bill’s provisions as they relate to Religion, Values and Ethics (“RVE”) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (“RSE”) – 12 August 2020 (PDF 605KB)

 

Letter from the Minister for Education to the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Bill’s financial implications – 4 August 2020 (PDF 187KB)

 

Letter to the Minister for Education from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee regarding the Bill’s financial implications – 22 July 2020  (PDF 119KB)

 

Letter to the Minister for Education from the Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee seeking information on the Bill’s provisions as they relate to Religion, Values and Ethics (“RVE”) and Relationships and Sexuality Education (“RSE”) – 21 July 2020  (PDF 230KB)

 

Letter from the Minister for Education to Suzy Davies MS regarding the role of the RSE Working Group – 20 July 2020 (PDF 288KB)

 

 

The Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and

Agenda

Purpose of

Meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

 

5 October 2020

 

 

Oral evidence

 

Transcript

 

View meeting

 

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and

Agenda

Purpose of

Meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

21 September 2020

 

 

Oral evidence session 

 Transcript

 View meeting

­­­Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Financial Resolution

In accordance with Standing Order 26.68 the Presiding Officer has indicated that a financial resolution is required for this Bill. Further information about financial resolutions is available in section 3 of the Guide to the scrutiny stages for Public Bills.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

 

 

Contact information

Clerk: Llinos Madeley

Phone: 0300 200 6352

 

Postal address:

Welsh Parliament

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff

CF99 1SN

 

Email: SeneddCYPE@senedd.wales 

 

Business type: Legislation

Reason considered: Government Business;

First published: 03/07/2020

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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