Agenda and minutes

Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board
Thursday, 29th November, 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1/2 - Port Talbot Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Jayne Woodman-Ralph 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Councillor P.A.Rees be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 15 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the 18 October 2018 be noted.

3.

Forward Work Programme 18/19 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

4.

Admission To Community Schools - 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That approval be granted to consult on the 2020/2021 Community Schools Admission Policy.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to meet statutory duties and good practice guidelines in respect of the admission of pupils to community schools.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

5.

Performance Report Neath Port Talbot Libraries pdf icon PDF 271 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

6.

Local Authority Partnership Agreement Performance Review 2017 - 18 pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

7.

Pontardawe Arts Centre Business Plan and Cinema Development pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members received an update from Cllr. A.Thomas, Chair of the Education, Skills and Culture Scrutiny Committee and Chair of the Leisure and Culture Scrutiny Sub Committee on the additional proposal in regard to the Pontardawe Arts Centre Business Plan submitted by the Leisure and Culture Scrutiny Sub Committee.  As a result Members were supportive of that proposal as detailed below in Minute Number 3.

 

Decisions:

 

1.   That the Pontardawe Arts Centre Business Plan as attached to the circulated report be approved;

 

2.   That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Transformation to commence a procurement exercise in partnership with the Arts Council for Wales, to engage a business consultant at a cost of circa £12,500 and for authority to be granted to enter into any contractual  arrangements associated with this arrangement;

 

3.   That the rate of progress towards a zero subsidy be guided by the analysis of the business consultant.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To ensure the long term sustainable future of the Arts Centre.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.

Co-Location of Health Visitors Employed by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board at Abbey Primary School's Longford Site pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Joint report of the Head of Transformation and the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.   That in principle the Abbey Primary School, Longford, Neath Abbey Governing Body’s decision to allow Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board to utlise an available room at the Longford site as a permanent office base for use by three Health Visitors be approved;

 

2.   That approval be granted for an initial 2 years tenancy on terms and conditions to be agreed by the Head of Property and Regeneration to include a right allowing either party to terminate on 3 months advance written notice.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To support the Governing Body of Abbey Primary School in agreeing to the establishment of an administrative base at the Longford site that will facilitate the co-location of three Health Visitors within the school setting.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

9.

Expansion of the Childcare Offer in Neath Port Talbot pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Report of the Head of Participation

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That approval be granted for the Childcare Offer to be phased out through the listed wards shown in Appendix 1 to the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that the Childcare Offer is implemented throughout Neath Port Talbot by January 2019.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

10.

Quarter 2 Performance Indicators Data 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report of the Head of Participation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

11.

Access to Meetings

To resolve to exclude the public for the following items pursuant to Regulation 4 (3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 and the relevant exempt paragraphs of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That pursuant to Regulation 4 (3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290, the public be excluded for the following items of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 14 of Part 5 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

12.

Tir Morfa Childcare Tender Extension

Report of the Head of Participation

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.   That approval be granted to exclude the requirements of competition and to suspend Rule 2 of the Contract Procedure Rules;

 

2.   That authority be granted to extend the contract between the Council and Caralyn George t/a Georgie Porgie’s for the provision of childcare services re: Flying Start Playgroup at Tir Morfa, Sandfields for an additional period of 4 months to 31st July 2019.

 

Reason for the Decisions:

 

To enable Flying Start child care provision to be continued for a period of 4 months in Tir Morfa.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

13.

Celtic Leisure First Quarter Performance Review 2018 - 19

Private Report of the Head of Transformation

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

14.

Celtic Leisure Quarter 1

Private Report of the Head of Transformation

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.