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Apologies for absence


Apologies received from Cllr G Lewis and Cllr C Jones


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




Cllr J Scriven: Declaration on item 3 with dispensation as an authority governor for Gellifaelog.

H O’Neill: Declaration regarding the PRU as a trade union supporter.

P Phillips: Declaration regarding Ty Dysgu as a Gellifaelog governor



Estyn Inspection 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 216 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:


Presented by Cllr M Jones


The following questions were raised for each school;


What has been the parental response to the report?

Will there be a reduction in staff as a result of the financial situation?

How do you support more able or talented pupils, is there a system you follow and is it effective?

Have there been changes to the governing body?

Have attitudes towards the Welsh language changed?

How do you prioritise pupil voice?

How are you addressing the concerns regarding quality of teaching?

How are bespoke learning plans being tailored to the student's needs?

Is the PRU funded within the budget and what is the budget?


The following recommendations were approved;

2.1 The content of this report is discussed and noted




Forward Work Programme 2023/2024 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

To consider the attached report.

Additional documents:


The Chair informs the committee that they will be discussing WESP and the RARS strategy in upcoming meetings


Scrutiny Referrals

To consider referrals made to Scrutiny for inclusion in the Forward Work Programme.


No referrals were received


Report Recommendations

Did we address the recommendations in each report and how have we added value?


The Chair notes that a follow up on the PRU is essential and is to be included in the Forward Work Programme.


Feedback on Scrutiny Activities

Any outstanding actions?  Feedback from workshops / task and finish groups / enquiry days, etc.


There is a Workshop scheduled for the end of November regarding LRB capacity.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


No other business declared by the Chair


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