Agenda

Family and Children's Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 26th May, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Space - Block 1, Floor 2 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Lesley Little 

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Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP AND TERMS OF REFERENCE

To note the Membership and Terms of Reference for the Family and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee as agreed by Full Council at the meeting on Wednesday 4 May 2022.

 

19 Members

 

10 County Councillors (5:3:1 Ind Gp, 1 LD)

Quorum - 5

 

Chair: W. Daley

 

Vice Chair: R. Dodd

 

Conservative

Labour

Independent Group

Liberal Democrats

Green Party

Ind Non-Grouped

W. Daley

C. Ball

A. Dale

S. Fairless Aitken

 

 

R. Dodd

M. Richardson

 

 

 

 

C. Dunbar

A. Watson

 

 

 

 

M. Swinburn

 

 

 

 

 

T. Thorne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also:

2 Parent Governors (voting) – two vacancies

3 Church Representatives (voting) – A. Hodgson, P Rickeard, Rev D Lennox

4 Teacher Union Representatives (non-voting) – J Sanderson, L Houghton, two vacancies

(all subject to satisfactory DBS clearance)

 

These representatives may discuss non-education matters but shall not vote on those matters identified as being outside their remit.

 

Terms of reference:

 

(1)      To monitor, review and make recommendations about:

·       Early Years

·       Education and Schools

·       Special education needs and disability

·       Adult and Community Education

·       Training and Vocational Education

·       Lifelong Learning

·       Youth Offending

·       Social Services for Children and Young People

·       Children’s Health

·       Teenage Sexual Health

·       Looked After Children

·       Safeguarding - Children

·       Youth Services

·       Family Services

·       Children’s Centres

 

(2)       To oversee and monitor school improvement, as follows:

 

(a) To receive feedback on the Ofsted inspection of schools.

(b) To support the work of the County Council and the progress of schools on the School Intervention and Support Programme in specified categories.

(c)  To receive an annual report about the number of schools that have been on the School Intervention and Support Programme, the reason(s) for their inclusion, the support given by the Council and the success of this support.

(d) To receive an annual report on the performance of schools.

 

2.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

3.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 281 KB

The minutes of the Family and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committees held on Thursday 21 April 2022 and Thursday 5 May 2022, as circulated, to be agreed as a true record and signed by the Chair.

 

Additional documents:

4.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room. NB Any member needing clarification must contact the monitoring officer by email at monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

 

5.

FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions for June to September 2022. Any further changes made to the Forward Plan will be reported to the committee.

 

6.

EDUCATION STRATEGY BOARD ANNUAL UPDATE pdf icon PDF 214 KB

The Education Strategy Board Annual Update is provided to committee members to highlight the work and impact of the board in 21/22.

 

7.

THE IMPACT OF THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM pdf icon PDF 255 KB

This report is provided to committee members to highlight the work and impact of the School Improvement Team.

 

Additional documents:

8.

FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE WORK PROGRAMME AND MONITORING REPORT 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Members are asked to review and note the Family and Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and Monitoring Report.

 

9.

URGENT BUSINESS