Agenda and minutes


No. Item


Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor L Mytton Cabinet Member.


Declarations of Interest (including whipping declarations)

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct




(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and


(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave




No Declarations of Interest were made.


Developing the Scrutiny Work Programme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report


The Chair welcomed Dorothy Haines Chief Officer Learning to the Meeting.


The Chair referred the Committee to the ‘Developing the Scrutiny Work Programme for 2017/ 2018’ report and invited suggestions for the Work Programme from the Committee and the Chief Officer.


The following areas were then suggested:


·         Before and after ESTYN Monitoring

·         Self Evaluation Framework

·         Continuation of School visits or inviting School Heads to Committee

·         Standards and Performance in Schools

·         Wellbeing

·         Transition from Primary to Secondary School

·         Transfer of pupils out of the County Borough to other Schools


Resolved that:


The contents of the report be noted and the Committee commences the development of its Work Programme for 2017/18.


Overview of the Learning Department pdf icon PDF 259 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:


Dorothy Haines referred the Committee to the ‘Overview of the Learning Department’ report.


The following questions were then raised by the Committee and were responded to in detail by Dorothy Haines:


·         Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and Inclusion across all schools

·         Social and Emotional Behaviour

·         SEBD Needs

·         School Attendance

·         Capacity – Greenfields School


Councillor K Gibbs left the Meeting at 4.49 pm.


Alan Rees and Anne Roberts Co-opted Members left the Meeting at 5.05 pm.


Resolved that:


The content of the report be noted.



Survey of Members - Meeting Start Time pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider the attached report


Resolved that:


This item be deferred.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow Up Actions


The Chair advised that there was no update on this item.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


The Chair and the Committee reflected on the items discussed at the Meeting.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there was no business deemed urgent.


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