Adult and Children’s Services Cabinet Member – minutes – 29 July 2011
7 (7) APPOINTMENT OF AUTHORITY SCHOOL GOVERNORS – The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report seeking approval to the appointment of Authority Governors at Melior Community College.
Resolved – That the following persons be appointed as Authority Governors at Melior Community College, subject to the relevant CRB checks:
- Melior Community College – Mr P Raspin
- Melior Community College – Mr D Faulks
- Melior Community College – Mr P Sparham
8 (8) SCHOOL GOVERNORS – INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR THE TRENTSIDE FEDERATION – The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report seeking approval of the Instrument of Government for The Trentside Federation with effect from 1 September 2011, and for consideration of expressions of interest for authority governors on The Trentside Federation from the two existing governing bodies of St Martin’s Church of England Primary School (voluntary aided) and West Butterwick Church of England Primary School (voluntary controlled).
On 6 April 2011 St Martin’s Church of England Primary school and West Butterwick Church of England Primary School agreed to form a hard federation of the two schools as from 1 September 2011. The governors, at a meeting of the joint governing bodies, agreed a new instrument of government and this was submitted for approval by the local authority.
It was explained that if the Instrument of Government was approved, the federation would be complying with statutory regulations and it could commence on 1 September 2011. It was clarified that the number of authority governors required was two.
Resolved – (a) That the Instrument of Government for The Trentside Federation as detailed in Appendix B of the report be approved, (b) that the Instrument of Government for The Trentside Federation be effective from 1 September 2011, and (c) that appointments for authority governors be made to The Trentside Federation from those detailed on Appendix A of the report, subject to the persons being eligible to serve and the provision of an enhanced CRB clearance.
- Trentside Federation – Mr N Dance
- Trentside Federation – Mrs S Cooper
9 (9) AMALGAMATION OF RIDDINGS INFANT SCHOOL AND RIDDINGS JUNIOR SCHOOL – The Director of Children’s Services submitted a report providing an update on the outcome of the public consultation regarding the proposal to merge Riddings Infant and Riddings Junior schools.
The report outlined that on 24 February 2011 approval was granted for a public consultation to be undertaken regarding the Local Authorities proposal to merge Riddings Infant and Riddings Junior School to create a through-primary school. Feedback from the consultation had been analysed and the data was used to help determine the most appropriate option regarding the next stage of the amalgamation process.
There was overwhelming support for the amalgamation. Feedback from the consultation was available as a separate background document and Appendix 1 to the report provided a detailed analysis.
Option 2 in the report proposed the closure of Riddings Junior School and the expansion of Riddings Infant School age range to encompass Foundation, KS1 and KS 2 pupils.The Cabinet Member was advised that the primary school could be established in September / October 2011, which would help build capacity at the earliest opportunity to improve standards and attainment. In addition, the new primary school status would create the foundations for a ‘new start’ which would help bring both schools closer together.
Resolved – That option two as outlined within the report be approved.