People Cabinet Member – Minutes – 12 June 2013
73 (1) GOVERNORS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST GOXHILL AND EAST HALTON SCHOOLS FEDERATION – The Director of People submitted a report for consideration of an expression of interest for the local authority governor position on the governing body for The Goxhill and East Halton Schools Federation.
On 20 May 2013, the joint governing bodies recommended a new Instrument of Government that included provision for one Local Authority governor (the maximum permitted under the new regulations). The existing local authority governors from both schools were invited to express an interest in the LA governor position.
Resolved – That Mr J Teasdale be nominated to fulfil the position of Local Authority governor position on the governing body of The Goxhill and East Halton Schools Federation.
74 (2) SCHOOL GOVERNORS – INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT THE GOXHILL AND EAST HALTON SCHOOLS FEDERATION – The Director of People submitted a report seeking approval of the Instrument of Government for the Goxhill and East Halton Schools Federation to be effective from 24 June 2013.
The report outlined that on 20 May 2013 agreed to form a hard federation to commence on 24 June 2013. It was proposed that the federation would be known as The Goxhill and East Halton Schools Federation. It was proposed that Ms Caroline Breslin be the executive head teacher of the two schools.
On 20 May 2013 the governors of Goxhill Primary School and East Halton Primary School proposed the Instrument of Government for the new federation which was appended to the report.
Resolved – That the Instrument of Government as detailed in Appendix A to the report be approved.
75 (3) PROPOSAL TO CREATE TWO SOCIAL WORK POSTS – The Director of People submitted a report seeking approval to create two Grade 8 Social Work posts.
An Action Plan for Adoption was launched by the Government in March 2012 that set out its proposals for tackling delay in the adoption system in England. The proposals encompassed the vision of a system of fewer adoption agencies operating at larger scale with clear incentives to respond to the needs of all children waiting for adoption.
Under the “Further Action on Adoption” the government is providing financial support for greater investment in adoption in the form of a one off 150 million adoption reform grant. The specific focus being securing adoption reform. This additional funding is intended to help Local Authorities to:
- · provide more support to adoptive families to ensure the best possible outcomes and prevent disruption and break down which can give rise to more costly interventions in the future
- · Recruit sufficient adopters to meet the needs of the large and growing numbers of children waiting to be placed in permanent loving home
It was considered that the creation of two social work posts would enable North Lincolnshire Council to work toward the Government targets and provide more adoption placements.
Resolved – That the creation of two permanent social work posts be approved.
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76 (4) RE-GRADING OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CO-ORDINATOR, PEOPLE DIRECTORATE – The Director of People submitted a report seeking approval of the re-grading of the post of Professional Development Co-ordinator within the People’s Directorate to reflect the significant increase in scope and responsibility of the role.
The role of Professional Development Co-ordinator within Children’s Services was well established, with the post holder carrying out duties relating to the continued professional development of staff in Children’s Services with particular focus on developing qualified social workers. This role had expanded considerably over the past two years and the updated job description had been re-evaluated by human resources.
Further details of the post and responsibilities were outlined within the report.
Resolved – That the re-grading of the post of Professional Development Co-ordinator be approved.
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