Agenda and minutes

Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities Scrutiny Committee - Monday 14th March, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Bourges/Viersen Room - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Paulina Ford, Senior Democratic Services Officer  Email: 01733 452508

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Apologies for absence


Declarations of Interest and Whipping Declarations

At this point Members must declare whether they have a disclosable pecuniary interest, or other interest, in any of the items on the agenda, unless it is already entered in the register of members’ interests or is a “pending notification “ that has been disclosed to the Solicitor to the Council.

Members must also declare if they are subject to their party group whip in relation to any items under consideration.



Minutes of the Meeting held on 18 January 2016 pdf icon PDF 167 KB


Call In of any Cabinet, Cabinet Member or Key Officer Decisions

The decision notice for each decision will bear the date on which it is published and will specify that the decision may then be implemented on the expiry of 3 working days after the publication of the decision (not including the date of publication), unless a request for call-in of the decision is received from any two Members of a Scrutiny Committee or Scrutiny Commissions.  If a request for call-in of a decision is received, implementation of the decision remains suspended for consideration by the relevant Scrutiny Committee or Commission.



Presentation Of 2015 Final and Validated Assessment Results By Pupil Characteristics for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pdf icon PDF 124 KB

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This paper summarises the 2015 final and validated assessment results by pupil characteristics for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS – Reception Year – YR), Key Stage 1 (Y1 and Y2) and Key Stage 2 (Y6).  The KS4 results by pupil characteristics (validated) are not yet available (published 29th March 2016).



The Committee is asked to:


  • Analyse the performance in the 2015 assessments;
  • Scrutinise People and Communities actions to improve 2015/16 performance; and

Support People and Communities leaders in challenging and intervening in schools where performance is inadequate.

Single Delivery Plan - Programme 1 – Creating jobs through growth and improved skills and education.


Skills Strategy pdf icon PDF 383 KB


The purpose of this report is for Scrutiny to approve the draft Peterborough Skills Strategy to recommend for approval at Cabinet.



The committee to review and ask for areas of further clarity/exploration in order to recommend approval to Cabinet.


This skills strategy has been produced to give strategic intent and actions for developing the skills required locally to support the sustainable growth of the local economy, build stronger communities and promote social mobility.



Children and Families Joint Commissioning Board Achievement Report pdf icon PDF 97 KB


Outline Child Poverty Strategy pdf icon PDF 249 KB


For the Committee to consider the outline Child Poverty Strategy, note the next steps for developing the strategy and make any initial observations or recommendations.



The Committee are recommended to approve the outline strategy in its current form and agree the plans for further development of the strategy.


The draft Child Poverty strategy directly addresses priority one in the Sustainable Community Strategy of tackling inequalities.  The strategy outlines the work to improve health outcomes for families living in poverty and sets out the work the Council is undertaking to improve skills and education across the city.



Service Director and Portfolio Overview Report: Children & Safeguarding, Including an Update On The Ofsted Action Plan pdf icon PDF 140 KB

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Alternative Governance pdf icon PDF 103 KB


Forward Plan of Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 51 KB

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This is a regular report to the Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities Scrutiny Committee outlining the content of the Forward Plan of Executive Decisions.



That the Committee identifies any relevant items for inclusion within their work programme.


The latest version of the Forward Plan of Executive Decisions is attached at Appendix 1.  The Forward Plan contains those Executive decisions, which the Leader of the Council believes that the Cabinet or individual Cabinet Member(s) can take and any new Executive decisions to be taken after 21 March 2016.