Children, Schools and Families Committee

21 May 2008




LOOKED-AFTER CHILDREN

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Monday 2 June 2008 at 3.45pm
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Evidence from: The Foyer Federation; National Leaving Care Advisory Service; and Professor Mike Stein, University of York.

This is the sixth session of the inquiry. The purpose of the session is to explore the provision of support for young people leaving care, and the proposals in Care Matters for improving looked-after young people's transition to adulthood.

NATIONAL CURRICULUM

Oral Evidence Session

The Children, Schools and Families Committee will be taking formal oral evidence as follows:

Wednesday 4 June 2008 at 9.30am
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House
Evidence from: Robert Whelan, Deputy Director, Civitas; Futurelab; Mick Waters, Director of Curriculum, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and Lesley James, Head of Education, Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts.

This is the first session of the inquiry; its purpose is to consider:

  • the arguments for and against having a national curriculum;
  • what the purposes of a national curriculum should be;
  • the 'fitness-for-purpose' of the current National Curriculum and related forthcoming reforms; and
  • alternative curriculum frameworks.

These sessions will also be open to the public on a first come, first served basis. There is no system for the prior reservation of seats in Committee Rooms. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes to pass through security checks. Committee rooms and timings are subject to change.