Agenda and minutes

Education, Skills and Culture Cabinet Board
Thursday, 12th September, 2019 2.01 pm

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

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

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 4 July 2019 be approved.

3.

Forward Work Programme 18/19 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

That the Forward Work Programme for 2019/20 be noted.

4.

Quarterly Performance Management Data 2019-2020 -
Quarter 1 Performance (1st April 2019- 30th June 2019) pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Report of the Head of Participation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

5.

SSIP - Proposal to establish Specialist Provision for secondary age pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

Having given due regard to the integrated impact and risk assessments, and in line with Section 48 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.  Approval be granted to undertake consultation on a proposal to establish specialist provision for secondary age pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at Dwr y Felin Comprehensive School.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

The decision was necessary to comply with the formal consultation requirements imposed on the Council by the School Organisation Code.  Subject to the outcome of consultation, implementation of the proposal will enable the Council to promote high educational standards and the fulfilment of every child’s potential.  It will also enable the Council to meet its duty to secure efficient education in its area.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

6.

Pupil Attendance Update pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

7.

Reform of School Governance: Regulatory Framework'; Welsh Government's Response. pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

8.

Pontardawe Business Plan - Update pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Report of Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

9.

Welsh Government Free Swimming pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Head of Transformation

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Concern was expressed by Members at the implications on the older population of the reduction in funding by Welsh Government to support free swimming for the over 60’s.

 

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.