Agenda and minutes

Special, Education and Learning Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 26th January, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: virtual meeting via MS Teams - if you would like to attend please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Contact: Democratic Services  5100

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

2.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors G. Collier, C. Meredith and T. Smith.

 

Head of School Improvement & Inclusion

Service Manager Young People & Partnerships

3.

Declarations of Interests and Dispensations

To consider any declarations of interests and dispensations made.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

4.

COVID Update Position in Education and across the School Estate

Verbal update by the Corporate Director Education.

Minutes:

At the invitation of the Chair the Corporate Director of Education gave a verbal Covid update position in education and across the school estate.

5.

Education & Learning Scrutiny Committee Minutes pdf icon PDF 268 KB

To receive the Minutes of the Education & Learning Scrutiny Committee held on the 30th November, 2021.

 

(Please note the Minutes are submitted for points of accuracy only).

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Education & Learning Scrutiny Committee Meeting held on 30th November, 2021 were submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the Minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.

6.

Action Sheet - 30th November 2021 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To receive the Action Sheet.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The action sheet arising from the meeting of the Education & Learning Scrutiny Committee held on 30th November, 2021 was submitted, whereupon:-

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the action sheet be noted.

7.

Corporate Director’s Report of Education Services pdf icon PDF 543 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director Education.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Corporate Director of Education which presented the Corporate Director of Education’s Spring and Summer Terms Report (2021).

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely that Members scrutinised the information detailed within the Corporate Director of Education’s Spring/Summer terms 2021 report and contributed to the continuous assessment of effectiveness by making appropriate recommendations to the Executive Committee.

8.

Education Directorate – Recovery and Renewal Plan pdf icon PDF 564 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director Education.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Corporate Director of Education, the Head of School Improvement and Inclusion and Service Manager – Education Transformation and Business Change, which was presented to provide Members with the opportunity to scrutinise the updated Recovery and Renewal Action Plan (Appendix 3), and the updated One Page Overview (Appendix 4), which address the Education Directorate’s identified priorities for recovery and renewal, as part of the corporate response to the COVID-19 situation.

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely that the report, associated documentation and proposed course of action be accepted.

9.

Youth Service Performance Report 2020 – 2021 pdf icon PDF 519 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director Education.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Service Manager, Young People and Partnerships which was presented to provide Members with the opportunity to scrutinise the work of the Youth Service, demonstrating how the Council meets its statutory requirements of providing a Youth Service for young people aged 11-25, a Counselling Service for 11-25 year olds and delivers against the Youth Engagement and Progression Framework.

 

 

 

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and endorse Option 1; namely that Education and Learning Scrutiny Committee considered and accepted the report.