Children’s Services Cabinet Member – Minutes – 16 April 2010
152 (34) APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Service Director Children and Young People submitted a report seeking to consider appointing local education authority (LEA) school governors.
Resolved – That the following persons be appointed as LEA school governors on the schools listed, subject to the relevant CRB checks:
|Mr Kevin Archer||Barton St Peter’s CE Primary School|
|Mr Paul Townsley||Brumby Engineering College|
|Mr Peter Fegan||Bushfield Road Infant School|
|Mr Timothy Hall||Henderson Avenue Primary School|
|Mr Richard Hindshaw||Henderson Avenue Primary School|
|Mrs Susan Johnson||Parkwood Primary School|
|Miss Zoe Cramner||Vale of Ancholme Technology and Music College|
|Mrs Catherine Kemp||Winterton Junior School|
153 (35) OFSTED INSPECTIONS – WINTERTON AND KIRTON LINDSEY SCHOOLS – The Service Director Children and Young People submitted a report on the outcome of Ofsted inspections at Winterton Comprehensive School and Kirton in Lindsey Primary school.
The schools had been inspected under the Section 5 Ofsted inspection schedule for schools. Full copies of the report had been placed in the political group offices.
Resolved – (a) That approval be given to continue supporting improvements in the schools inspected above, and (b) that the Cabinet Member writes to the schools and makes suitable comments on the reports.
154 (36) OFSTED INSPECTIONS OF NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE CHILDREN’S HOMES – The Service Director Children and Young People submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of the outcomes of the inspection of children’s homes completed between January and February 2010.
All children’s homes were subject to annual inspections carried out by Ofsted inspectors. Each home had two inspections each year; they consisted of a ‘key’ inspection which may be announced or unannounced, and a ‘random’ unannounced inspection which focused on any actions from previous inspections, or a random selection of outcomes covered in the full inspections with a particular focus on safeguarding.
During this round of inspections, one of the homes received key inspections and three homes received a random inspection. All the inspections were unannounced.
Previous reports to the Cabinet Member had detailed the outcomes of inspections up to October 2009.
The inspections were carried out under statutory responsibilities given by the Care Standards Act 2000, against outcomes for children set within the Children Act 2004 and relevant national minimum standards.
The inspectors gathered evidence from a variety of sources, from a range of professionals and from both children and staff within the homes and by scrutiny of relevant documentation.
Details of the process undertaken during each inspection were set out in the report, including areas for action and improvement recommended by the inspectors.
Resolved – That the outcomes of the inspections be welcomed.
155 (37) SUPPLY TEACHERS PROCUREMENT EXERCISE – The Service Director Children and Young People submitted a report seeking approval for the awarding of contracts to establish a framework arrangement for the provision of supply teachers in schools.
The council had recently undergone a procurement exercise for Supply Teachers in schools. The current contract for the provision of supply teachers ended on 31 March 2010, this contract had been in place for four years. Under EU Procurement Regulations an Open Procedure was followed resulting in a number of suitably qualified and experienced companies submitting a tender.
It was agreed by the officer panel, following consultation with schools that tenders would be evaluated according to the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) criteria.
Tenders were evaluated according to the criteria set out in the report by a panel which included representation from Schools.
Resolved – (a) That the findings of the exercise be approved, (b) that approval of the award to the following companies on the basis of rank order be given:
- Crosby Employment Bureau
- Protocol Education
- Principal Resourcing
- Synarbor PLC (Supply Desk)
- Ranstad Education
and, (c) that all approved agencies be contract monitored on all aspects with particular focus on safeguarding.
The following items contain exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)
156 (38) TRANSFER OF CMISS STAFF – The Service Director Children and Young People and Service Director Adult Social Services submitted a joint report seeking approval for the change in line management of three posts from Children and Young People’s Service to Adults Social Services with effect from 1 May 2010.
Details of the proposed transfer along with the staffing and financial implications were set out in the report and appendices.
Resolved – (a) That the transfer of line management and budgets outlined in the report, be agreed, and (b) that the report be forwarded to Corporate Services Cabinet Member for approval.
157 (39) CHILDREN IN CARE/CHILDREN IN NEED TRANSPORT SERVICE – The Service Director Children and Young People submitted a report seeking approval to formally establish three posts within the Children in Care / Children in Need Transport Service (CiC/CiN), which had previously been undertaken in a temporary capacity and to realign the Children in Care / Children in Need Transport Service to the management of an overall CYPS transport service.
Details of the proposals were set out in the report and appendix.
Resolved (a) That the establishment of the Children in Care/Need Transport Team as set out in the report be approved and (b) that the report be submitted to Corporate Services Cabinet Member for approval.
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