Agenda and minutes

Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board
Thursday, 6th June, 2019 10.01 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Port Talbot Civic Centre. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

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

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

The following Member made a declaration of interest at the commencement of the meeting:

 

Councillor P.A.Rees

Re: Report of the Head of Participation on the Draft Home to School Travel Policy 2020 as he has grandchildren who attend  welsh medium education.

 

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting held on the 11 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the minutes of the 11 April 2019 be approved.

4.

Draft Home to School Travel Policy 2020 pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of the Head of Participation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That permission be granted to undertake a public consultation on the Home to School Travel Policy 2020 for eight weeks commencing Monday, 10th June 2019 until Sunday, 4th August 2019 as detailed in the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

The report is for information for Cabinet Board members to determine if they will provide their permission for officers to consult with stakeholders on the draft Home to School Travel Policy 2020.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

The new proposed policy will be subject to external consultation.  There are no statutory requirements for public consultation in respect of changes to the Council’s Home to School Travel policy.

5.

Play Sufficiency Assessment 2019 DOTX 44 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Play Sufficiency Assessment Action Plan be approved to outline priorities for the delivery and development of play in Neath Port Talbot as detailed in the circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

Undertaking a Play Sufficiency Assessment and developing an accompanying action plan is a statutory duty for all local authorities in Wales.

 

The action plan has been developed to help ensure that we maximise the available resources for play to improve the quality of the provision offered across the county.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

 

6.

School Term Dates 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the School Term Dates for 2021/2022 be approved for submission to the Welsh Government.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Authority to meet its statutory duties.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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