People Cabinet Member – Minutes – 29 June 2012

The schools had been inspected under the Section 5 Ofsted inspection schedule for schools.  Full copies of the reports had been placed in the political group offices.

Resolved – That the Cabinet Member writes to the schools and makes suitable comment on the reports.

3          (3) OFSTED INSPECTION OF A NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE CHILDREN’S CENTRES – The Director of People submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of the outcomes of the Ofsted inspection of Manor Farm Children’s centre.

All Children’s Centres were subject to annual inspections carried out by Ofsted inspectors over a five yearly cycle.  The ‘Framework for Children’s Centre Inspection’ detailed what inspectors would be looking at during their visit.

The Inspection was carried out in line with revised inspection guidance issued by Ofsted in September 2011.  Manor Farm was the ninth children’s centre to be inspected in North Lincolnshire and the fifth since the restructure of Children’s Services in September 2011.

The report gave full details of the outcomes of the inspection.

Resolved – (a)  That the positive comments made by Ofsted, particularly in relation to the high quality work done with parents and young children be noted, (b) that the cabinet Member continues to support improvements at Manor Farm Children’s Centre, and (c) that the Cabinet Member writes to the Children’s Centre Manager and makes suitable comment on the inspection report.

4          (4)  PRIORY LANE INFANT SCHOOL AND PRIORY LANE JUNIOR SCHOOL AMALGAMATION –  The Director of People submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of the local authority’s intention to merge Priory Lane Infant School and Priory Lane Junior School to create a through-primary school.  The report sought approval to implement the amalgamation proposal.

The report outlined that that on 25 April 2012 approval was granted for a public consultation to be undertaken regarding the proposed merger of Priory Lane Infant School and Priory Lane Junior School to create a through-primary school.  The consultation ran from 10 February 2012 to 21 March 2012 and the feedback identified significant support for the creation of a through-primary school.

Following the consultation, a Public Notice was issued which formally confirmed the LA’s intention to create a through-primary school.  The Public Notice was published on 3 May 2012 and was open for a six week period.

The report outlined the options for consideration and recommended the implementation of the proposals outlined in the Public Notice of 3 May 2012 and amalgamate Priory Lane Infant School and Priory Lane Junior School with effect from 1 September 2012.

Resolved – That option 1 to merge Priory Lane Infant School and Priory Lane Junior School together to create a through-primary school with effect from 1 September 2012, be approved.

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