People Cabinet Member – Minutes – 15 December 2014

174      (41)  ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to publish the North Lincolnshire Annual Education Report for 2014.

The report identified that North Lincolnshire Council had a statutory duty to ensure area wide standards and educational excellence. The Council’s ambition for further improving school age education was set out in the North Lincolnshire Education Strategy for Schools entitled ‘All our children’ and set out three aims for the education sector of:

§     Raising Achievement

§     Championing Inclusion

§     Supporting Regeneration

The Annual Education Report provided a synopsis of education standards in North Lincolnshire and identified the key areas for action, with the purpose of provoking debate about local education priorities.

Resolved – That the publication of the Annual Education Report be approved.

 ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT

175      (42)  APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director of People submitted a report seeking approval of the appointment or reappointment of suitable candidates to serve as local authority governors.

On 29 October 2014 the process for the selection and nomination of local authority governors was agreed by cabinet member (minute 169 (33) refers).  The new process required Local Authorities to have in place a process for matching applicants’ skills against governing bodies requirements.

Where a vacancy occured, or a local authority governor’s end of term of office was approaching, the process required governing bodies to identify the skills they ideally required from any potential applicants.  All potential applicants were required to complete an application form identifying the skills they held and the contribution they could make to the effective governance of the school.

Option 1 sought to match each applicant to the most appropriate governing body based on their skills, knowledge and experience.  This matching process provided the opportunity for each authority governor to maximise the use of their abilities to improve outcomes for children and young people

Resolved – (a) That the following persons be (re)appointed as Authority School Governors on the schools listed, subject to the relevant CRB checks:

            Enderby Road Infant School                                                 Mr Andrew Walton

            Althorpe and Keadby Primary School                                    Mr Karl Fenney

 APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS

176      (43)  RECONSTITUTION OF BURTON UPON STATHER PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to reconstitute the board of governors of Burton upon Stather Primary School.

The report outlined that at the full board of Burton upon Stather Primary School governors’ meeting of  held on 16 September 2014, the governors voted to reconstitute the board to bring it in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Governance (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The constitution of each board of governors was laid down in a document known as the instrument of government which a board of governors may at any time request to be changed, in accordance with the regulations, by variation.

Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board of governors in the form of an instrument of government, as requested by the governors of Burton upon Stather Primary School.

Resolved – That option one outlined within the report be approved.

 BURTON UPON STATHER PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

177      (44) RECONSTITUTION OF FRODINGHAM INFANT SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to reconstitute the board of governors of Frodingham Infant School.

The report outlined that at the full board of Frodingham Infant School governors’ meeting of  held on 16 September 2014, the governors voted to reconstitute the board to bring it in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Governance (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The constitution of each board of governors was laid down in a document known as the instrument of government which a board of governors may at any time request to be changed, in accordance with the regulations, by variation.

Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board of governors in the form of an instrument of government, as requested by the governors of Frodingham Infant School.

Resolved – That option one outlined within the report be approved.

 FRODINGHAM INFANT SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

178      (45)  RECONSTITUTION OF KILLINGHOLME PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to reconstitute the board of governors of Killingholme Primary School.

The report outlined that at the full board of Killingholme Primary School governors’ meeting of  held on 11 November 2014, the governors voted to reconstitute the board to bring it in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Governance (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The constitution of each board of governors was laid down in a document known as the instrument of government which a board of governors may at any time request to be changed, in accordance with the regulations, by variation.

Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board of governors in the form of an instrument of government, as requested by the governors of Killingholme Primary School.

Resolved – That option one outlined within the report be approved.

 KILLINGHOLME PRIMARY SCHOOL GOVERNING BODY

179      (46)  SCHOOL GOVERNORS – INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT THE BERKELEY FEDERATION – The Director of People submitted a report which sought consideration to approve the instrument of government for The Berkeley Federation, to be effective from 1 January 2015.

Berkeley Junior School and Berkeley Infant School at their summer term meetings on 16 June 2014 and 23 June 2014 respectively agreed to consider forming a hard federation of the two schools.  A formal proposal was subsequently produced by the governing bodies’ confirming the nature of the hard federation. This led to a statutory consultation being undertaken to seek stakeholders’ views regarding the proposal.

In order for the governing body to be formed a new instrument of government was required confirming the constitution of the new board. A draft instrument of government had been developed by the boards of governors and had been submitted to the local authority for approval in Appendix 1.

Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board of governors in the form of an instrument of government, as requested by the governing bodies.

ResolvedThat option one outlined within the report be approved

 INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT THE BERKELEY FEDERATION

180      (47)  RECONSTITUTION OF MESSINGHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD OF GOVERNORS The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to reconstitute the board of governors of Messingham Primary School.

The report outlined that at the full board of Messingham Primary School governors’ meeting of  held on 23 September 2014, the governors voted to reconstitute the board to bring it in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Governance (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The constitution of each board of governors was laid down in a document known as the instrument of government which a board of governors may at any time request to be changed, in accordance with the regulations, by variation.

Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board of governors in the form of an instrument of government, as requested by the governors of Messingham Primary School.

Resolved – That option one outlined within the report be approved.

 MESSINGHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD OF GOVERNORS

181      (48)  RECONSTITUTION OF WRAWBY SAINT MARY’S CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL BOARD OF GOVERNORS The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval to reconstitute the board of governors of Wrawby Saint Mary’s Church of England Primary School.

The report outlined that at the full board of Wrawby Saint Mary’s Church of England Primary School governors’ meeting of  held on 11 November 2014, the governors voted to reconstitute the board to bring it in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Governance (Constitution) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.

The constitution of each board of governors was laid down in a document known as the instrument of government which a board of governors may at any time request to be changed, in accordance with the regulations, by variation.

Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board of governors in the form of an instrument of government, as requested by the governors of Wrawby Saint Mary’s Church of England Primary School.

Resolved – That option one outlined within the report be approved.

RECONSTITUTION OF WRAWBY SAINT MARY’S C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL IOG  

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