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Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 73 KB

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Apologies for absence received from Tracy Wilkes and Kath Phelan


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 received


RARS Strategy – Progress Update on Key pdf icon PDF 497 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education


Questions raised regarding contents of Accountability Framework, further explanation provided by S.Walker.


Concerns raised regarding safeguarding those in home education, support provided by S.Walker.


Chair extends appreciation regarding the improvement in primary school attendance.


Welsh in Education Strategic Plan/Welsh Language pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education

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Concerns raised regarding how Welsh can be promoted as a second language when facing resistance from UNISON. S.Walker provides explanation that no officer shall be at detriment of promotion without Welsh as a second language and that the promotion of the Welsh language shall continue.


Questions raised as to when a Welsh secondary school shall be available. S.Walker offers explanation regarding feasibility and cooperation with RCT.


Matter raised that many parents are reluctant to send children to a Welsh medium school due to not being able to assist with homework. S.Walker offers to include family learning within action plan.


Forward Work Programme 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To consider the attached report

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Moved on due to attendance.


Scrutiny Referrals, Feedback and Follow up Actions


No Scrutiny referrals, feedback or follow up actions were received.


Reflection and Evaluation of Meeting

To receive an update from the Chair


Chair emphasises the importance of all members thoroughly reading the included report.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


The Chair advised that there were no items deemed urgent


Information on Key Stage 5 Outcomes 2021

To consider report of the Chief Officer Education


Resolved that:


The public be excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 12 & 13 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A of Section 100 (A) (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Questions raised as to why the college doesn’t offer night courses such as plumbing. Answered by S.Walker.


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