Y Pwyllgor Craffu Addysg a Phlant

25.01.2018

 

 

Diweddariad Adolygiad Cwricwlwm 11-19 Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

Y Pwrpas: I ddiweddaru'r Pwyllgor Craffu ar weithredoedd Adolygiad Cwricwlwm 11-19 Sir Gaerfyrddin

 

 

Ystyried y materion canlynol a chyflwyno sylwadau arnynt:

 

Y cynnydd a wnaethpwyd ar y camau a nodwyd yn Adolygiad Cwricwlwm 11-19 Sir Gaerfyrddin ar gyfer 2016

 

Y Rhesymau:

Er gwybodaeth y Pwyllgor

 

 

Angen cyfeirio'r mater at y Bwrdd Gweithredol / Cyngor er mwyn gwneud penderfyniad:      NAC OES

 

 

 

YR AELOD O'R BWRDD GWEITHREDOL SY'N GYFRIFOL AM Y PORTFFOLIO:-  Y CYNGHORYDD GLYNOG DAVIES

 

Y Gyfarwyddiaeth:

Enw Pennaeth y Gwasanaeth:

J Aeron Rees

Awdur yr Adroddiad:

Matt Morden

 

Swyddi:

 

Pennaeth Y Cwricwlwm a Lles

 

Rheolwr Trawsnewid Dysgu

Rhifau ffôn/ Cyfeiriadau E-bost:

JARees@sirgar.gov.uk

 

MSMorden@sirgar.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EDUCATION & CHILDREN SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

25.01.2018

 

 

Subject:  Carmarthenshire 11-19 Curriculum Review Update 

 

Purpose: To enable the Scrutiny Committee to consider the progress made in implementing the actions of the Carmarthenshire 11-19 Curriculum Review

 

 

The Carmarthenshire 11-19 Curriculum Review was prepared during the 2015-2016 academic year following extensive consultation with staff within the local authority, secondary schools, Coleg Sir Gâr and a range of external organisations including the Welsh Government.

 

Following consultation, the Carmarthenshire 11-19 Curriculum Review was considered by the Education and Children Scrutiny Committee on 17th June 2016 and approved by the Executive Board on 17th October 2017. The Review was also the subject of a seminar for all elected members held on 1st November 2017.

 

Following approval of the review, officers have been progressing a range of actions linked to the recommendations within the document. The action plan updates members on the related work that has been taking place in the period following approval of the plan in 2016.

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED ?

YES

 

 


 

IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report :

 

Signed:     J Aeron Rees                                                       Head of Curriculum & Well-being                        

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets 

 

NONE

 

 

NONE

 

 

YES

 

 

YES

 

 

NONE

 

 

 

NONE

 

 

 

NONE

 

 

 

3. FINANCE

The implementation of these recommendations depends upon a range of Welsh Government funding sources including the County Council’s Revenue Support Grant, the Education Improvement Grant (administered via ERW), the Post 16 Planning and Funding System and the Youth Support Grant. Reduction is core departmental grant allocations and/or specific Welsh Government grants will mean that the Department for Education and Children will be unable to deliver some or all of the identified actions of the 11-19 Review.

The Cynnydd and Cam Nesa Projects are funded by the European Social Fund, currently to 2020. Given the UK’s impending exit from the EU, the future of additional funding for programmes to reduce the number of young people who are not in employment, education and training (NEET) is unknown.

4. ICT

One of the recommendations of the 11-19 Curriculum Review focusses upon the use of blended learning methodologies to deliver A level courses to small groups. The initial pilot for this delivery using the Welsh Government’s Hwb platform has been positive. Extending this work will require dedicated IT support and systems in all schools that are mutually compatible and that enable cross-county connectivity.

 


 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below

 

Signed:   J Aeron Rees                                         Head of  Curriculum and Well-being                                            

 

 

1.Local Member(s) 

Elected members were consulted on these plans at the ECS Scrutiny meeting held on 17th June 2016 and at a seminar for elected members held on 1st November 2017.

2.Community / Town Council

N/A

3.Relevant Partners 

Secondary school management teams and associated governing boards, Coleg Sir Gar managers and local training providers were consulted on these plans.

4.Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations 

N/A

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

 

THESE ARE DETAILED BELOW  

Title of Document

 

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

Carmarthenshire 11-19 Curriculum Review

n/a

http://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/documents/s9218/Report%201%20-%2011%20-%2019%20ENGLISH.pdf

 

http://democratiaeth.sirgar.llyw.cymru/documents/s9218/Adroddiad%201%20-%2011%20-%2019.pdf?LLL=1