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Agenda and minutes

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

Contact: Paulina Ford, Senior Democratic Services Officer Tel. 01733 452508 

Link: Audio Recording of Meeting

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

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.

3.

Minutes of the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee Meeting Held on 1 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

4.

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 the relevant Scrutiny Committee. If a request for call-in of a decision is received, implementation of the decision remains suspended for consideration by the relevant Scrutiny Committee.

5.

Children And Young Peoples Mental Health And Services pdf icon PDF 190 KB

Minutes:

 

The issue of children and young people’s mental health has been in recent years had an increased focus in regards; awareness of, challenges in provision and investment.  This report provides an overview of the issues pertinent to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the changes that have occurred over recent years.

 

6.

Children and Young People in Care Update - Peterborough Virtual School pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

 

1.    Notes the content of the report in relation to the function of Peterborough Virtual School and actions being taken to maintain and improve educational outcomes.

2.    Notes the actions taken following the inspection of children’s services by Ofsted in June/July 2018.

 

This report is presented to provide members of the Committee with an update on Children and Young People in Care on the role of Peterborough Virtual School.

 

7.

Outcome Of Ofsted Inspection Of Peterborough Children's Services, Service Director Report And Portfolio Holder Report pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee:

 

1.    Notes the content of the report in relation to performance by children’s social care and actions being taken to maintain and improve this in certain areas;

2.    Notes the content of the action plan following the inspection of children’s services by Ofsted in June/July 2018 and the arrangements in place to assure that these are completed;

3.    Note the work of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services in carrying out her duties.

 

This report provides Members with an overview of key performance measures within children’s services, includes information about the action plan put in place following the Ofsted inspection in June and July 2018, and updates Committee on relevant activities and functions completed by the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services.

 

8.

Educational Attainment at EYFS, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2 And Key Stage 4, Including Rural Schools And Schools Causing Concern pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the  Children and Education Scrutiny Committee:

 

1.    Note the contents of the report and

2.    Support Elected Members and Officers in their work to support and challenge schools to improve standards of attainment and rates of progress for children in Peterborough Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary schools.

 

This report is offered to Committee Members to update them on standards of attainment and

rates of progress made by children in Peterborough Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary schools in the 2018 Early Years and National Curriculum assessments.

 

9.

Monitoring Scrutiny Recommendations pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Children and Education  Scrutiny Committee:

 

1.    Considers the responses from Cabinet Members and Officers to recommendations made at previous meetings as attached in Appendix 1 to the report and provides feedback including whether further monitoring of each recommendation is required.

 

The report enables the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee to monitor and

track progress of recommendations made to the Executive or Officers at previous meetings.

 

10.

Forward Plan of Executive Decisions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

     It is recommended that the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee:

 

1.    Considers the current Forward Plan of Executive Decisions and identifies any relevant items for inclusion within their work programme or request further information.

 

This is a regular report to the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee outlining the content of the Forward Plan of Executive Decisions.

 

11.

Work Programme 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

12.

Date of Next Meeting

12 February 2019 – Joint Scrutiny of the Budget – Tranche Three

14  March 2019 – Children and Education Scrutiny Committee