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Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 127 KB


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor M Jones and C Brown, C Gwynne and K Phelan Co-opted Members.


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.


Wellbeing: Anti-Bullying pdf icon PDF 710 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education


The Chair welcomed Sue Walker, Sarah Bowen, Neil Hancox Caedraw School, Kayleigh Smith and Katy Jones Gellifaelog School to the Meeting.


Sarah Bowen then led the Committee in detail through the ‘Wellbeing: Anti-Bullying’ report and advised that representatives from Caedraw and Gellifaelog School had been invited to address the Committee to share what was being done in the school around anti-bullying.


Neil Hancox Headteacher Caedraw Primary School then gave the following Presentation to the Committee on the way Wellbeing was being approached at Caedraw:


·         Wellbeing at Caedraw

·         My Journey – Headteacher for the past four years

·         Wellbeing Principles – Wellbeing is a journey not a destination

·         Culture and Ethos – Six principles

·         Our Vision

·         Our Approach – Built on a Tier one to three system

·         Five ways of Wellbeing – Take Notice, Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give

·         SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)

·         Zones of Regulation – Blue, Green, Yellow, Red

·         PERMA Model (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement)

·         ELSA (Empathises, Listens, Supports, Advises)


Kayleigh Smith and Katy Jones then gave the following Presentation to the Committee on the way Wellbeing was being approached at Gellifaelog:


·         Anti Bullying at Gellifaelog Primary School

·         A whole school approach

·         Underlying Values and School Ethos – Lead by example, Inclusive, Discriminary language is challenged, Difference is actively celebrated

·         Curriculum

·         Training and Staff Development

·         Prevention Strategies

·         Reporting and Response Strategies

·         Parent and Pupil Voice


The following questions were then raised by the Committee on the report and the Presentations:


·         Paragraph 5.10 – Wellcomm – Are these proving successful in supporting poor literacy – What are the outcomes

·         Paragraph 5.16 – PERMA – Covered by the Presentation

·         Bullying Strategies – Anti Bullying Strategy Guidance – Are these forms being adopted in all schools

·         Appendix 1 – Bullying Incidents – Explanation requested in relation to the ‘Not know’ figures – Is there any way a breakdown per school cluster can be provided to see any trends

·         Anti Bullying Guidance – Some links on the Web Site are out of date and need a refresh

·         How many Caedraw pupils are on Tier three in an average week

·         Paragraph 7.0 – Finalise the Wellbeing Handbook – Timeline for this – How will it be shared with pupils – How will it be delivered


The Chair and Councillor L Mytton Cabinet Portfolio Member then thanked the school representatives and the Officers for their informative Presentations.


Corporate Self-Evaluation – Inspection Area 3 pdf icon PDF 883 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

Additional documents:


Sue Walker referred the Committee to the ‘ Corporate Self-Evaluation – Inspection Area 3’ report and responded together with Councillor L Mytton and the Officers on the following questions that were raised by the Committee:


·         Explanation requested on the Self Evaluation Scores and Judgement

·         The 360 degree Appraisal Scheme – Are any Headteachers involved


The Chair and the Committee also expressed agreement with the sentiments in the report.


The Chair then thanked Councillor L Mytton and the Officers for attending.



Forward Work Programme 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To consider the attached report

Additional documents:


The Chair referred to the Forward Work Programme 2020/21 and the items for the next Committee Meeting were agreed.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions


The Chair advised that there were no new referrals.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


The Chair and the Committee reflected in detail on the items that had been considered in the Meeting.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there were no items deemed urgent.


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