Agenda and draft minutes

Education, Skills & Wellbeing Cabinet Board - Thursday, 14th March, 2024 2.05 pm

Venue: Multi Location Hyrbid Microsoft Teams/Council Chamber

Contact: Sarah McCluskie 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

It was agreed that Cllr J Hurley be appointed Chairperson of the meeting.

2.

Chairpersons Announcement/s

Minutes:

Cllr. Hurley welcomed all to the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on the 1st of February 2024 be approved as a true and accurate account.

5.

Forward Work Programme 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Minutes:

That the forward work programme for 2023/24 be noted.  

6.

Public Question Time

Questions must be submitted in writing to Democratic Services, democratic.services@npt.gov.uk no later than two working days prior to the meeting.  Questions must relate to items on the agenda.  Questions will be dealt with in a 10 minute period.

Minutes:

There were no questions from members of the public.

7.

Heritage Strategy (back from consultation) pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That having due regard to the integrated impact assessment and appendices the Heritage Strategy be formally adopted.

 

Reason for Decision:

To conserve the Heritage Strategy for NPT and to enable delivery of Wellbeing Objective 3. So that the Local Environment, Culture and Heritage can be enjoyed by future generations.

 

Implementation of Decision:

That the decision will be implemented following the three-day call-in period, which ended at 9.00am on Monday 18th of March 2024.

 

Consultation:

An extensive consultation exercise was undertaken for the Heritage Strategy. The methodology and results of the consultation are shown in the Heritage Strategy Consultation Report.

Face to face, workshops were held with stakeholders, volunteer heritage groups, and online surveys, requesting feedback on how the public feel about the vision, objectives and actions to value and conserve their heritage and the positive impact it has on their wellbeing and the sustainability of their community groups.

A Consultation on the Heritage Strategy took place between October 9th and November 5th 2023. The results of the consultation process are reported to cabinet in the Heritage Strategy Consultation Report. The Report’s findings have informed the Strategy and Action Plan.

 

8.

Children and Young Peoples Plan - Permission to consult pdf icon PDF 662 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That having due regard to the integrated impact assessment, the draft Children and Young People’s Plan be approved for a period of consultation between the 18th of March 2024 and the 5th of April 2024.

 

Reason for Decision:

To finalise and embed the Children and Young People’s Plan.

 

Implementation of Decision:

That the decision will be implemented following the three-day call-in period, which ended at 9.00am on Monday the 18th of March 2024.

 

Consultation:

An online public consultation will be carried out with relevant stakeholders, who will be encouraged to respond. This includes schools, internal and external partner services and agencies, third sector organisations and children, and young people and families.

 

9.

Admission to Community Schools - School Admission Policy (back from consultation) pdf icon PDF 583 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That having due regard to the integrated impact assessment and appendix, in line with the School Admissions Code, 2013 and the Education  (Determination of Admission Arrangements) (Wales) Regulations 2006. Members determined that the admission arrangements for community schools in relation to the 2025/2026 academic year, as attached to the report be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

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

 

Implementation of Decision:

That the decision will be implemented following the three-day call-in period, which ended at 9.00am on Monday the 18th of March 2024.

 

Consultation:

Consultation is required with:

 

·    the governing bodies of community schools

·    the governing bodies of voluntary aided (i.e. Faith) schools

·    all neighbouring local authorities.

 

In relation to the 2025/2026 academic year, those consultations are required to be undertaken no sooner than 1st September 2023 and completed by 1st March 2024.

 

Once consultation has been completed the Council must determine by 15th April 2024 its admission arrangements, either in their original form or with such modifications as seen fit.

 

Consultation took place between 1st December 2023 and 12th January 2024. Consultees included head teachers & governing bodies of community and voluntary aided schools within the County Borough (the relevant area) and neighbouring local authorities.

 

No comments were received.

 

 

10.

Annual School Term Dates (Out of Consultation) pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

That having due regard to the integrated impact assessment, consultation for the 2026/2027 school term dates be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

That the Authority meets its statutory duties.

 

Implementation of Decision:

That the decision be implemented following the three-day call-in period, which ended at 9.00am on Monday 18th March 2024.

 

Consultation:

Permission is sort to consult with governing bodies, trade union representatives and other admission authorities including those in the relevant area.

 

 

11.

Adult Learning pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for information.

12.

Comedy Festival pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for information.

13.

Annual Pupil Performance Report pdf icon PDF 817 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for monitoring.

14.

Quarter 3 Performance Indicators 23/24 - Education Directorate pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for monitoring.

 

15.

Quarter 3 Performance Indicators 23/24 - Environment Directorate pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

That the report be noted for monitoring.

 

16.

Urgent Items

Any urgent items (whether public or exempt) at the discretion of the Chairperson pursuant to Regulation 5(4)(b) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 (as amended).

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.