Children’s Services Cabinet member – Minutes – 17 August 2015
Where a vacancy occurred, or a current 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.
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 person be appointed as Authority School Governor on the school listed, subject to the relevant DBS checks:
The Westcliffe & Priory Lane Federation Mr Ian Andrew
11 (11) SCHOOL GOVERNORS – INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE WESTCLIFFE AND PRIORY LANE FEDERATION – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval of the instrument of government for The Westcliffe and Priory Lane Federation to be effective from 1 September 2015.
The governing board of Westcliffe Primary School and interim executive board (IEB) of Priory Lane Community School agreed at special meetings on 14 May 2015 and 18 May 2015 respectively to consider forming a hard federation of the two schools.
A formal proposal was subsequently produced by the governing board and IEB confirming the nature of the hard federation. This led to a statutory consultation being undertaken to seek stakeholders’ views regarding the proposal.
On 7 July 2015 the governors, at a meeting of the joint board of governors, considered the analysis of responses to the federation consultation and agreed to form a hard federation to commence with effect from 1 September 2015.
In order for the governing board to be formed a new instrument of government was required confirming the constitution. A draft instrument of government had been developed by the governing board and interim executive board.
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 IEB and governing board.
Resolved – That the new instrument of government for The Westcliffe and Priory Lane Federation be approved.
12 (12) RECONSTITUTION OF EASTOFT CHURCH OF ENGLAND SCHOOL BOARD OF GOVERNORS – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval of the instrument of government to allow the governing body of Eastoft Church of England Primary School to be reconstituted.
At the governing body meeting of Eastoft Church of England Primary School, held on 7 May 2015, the governors voted to reconstitute the board of governors to bring it in line with the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012 and the School Governance (Constitution & Federations) (Amendment) Regulations 2014.
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 Eastoft Church of England Primary School.
Resolved – That the new instrument of government for Eastoft Church of England Primary School be approved.
13 (13) SCHOOL GOVERNORS – INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT THE BERKELEY FEDERATION – The Director of People submitted a report which sought approval of an amended instrument of government for The Berkeley Federation with effect from 1 September 2015.
A new instrument of government came into effect for The Berkeley Federation on 1 January 2015. In order that no governors were displaced by the federation process the board of governors of Berkeley Infant School and Berkeley Junior School requested the total membership of the federated board, as outlined in the new instrument of government, be 26 governors; 20 of whom would be co-opted governors.
At the federated board’s summer term meeting held on 22 June 2015 it was reported that there were five co-opted vacancies. Governors agreed for these positions to be removed from the instrument of government.
Appendix 1 of the report set out the constitution of the board in the form of a revised instrument of government, as requested by the board of governors.
Resolved – That the revised instrument of government for The Berkeley Federation be approved
14 (14) OFSTED INSPECTIONS FOR SCHOOLS IN THE LOCAL AUTHORITY AREA – The Director of People submitted a report to inform the Cabinet Member of the outcomes of the Section 5 Ofsted inspections of the following schools: Bottesford Infant School and Lincoln Gardens Primary School.
The schools had been inspected under the Section 5 Ofsted inspection schedule for schools. A full copy of the reports had been placed in the political group offices.
Resolved – That the Cabinet Member writes to the Headteacher or Chair of Governors/Interim Executive Board of the schools regarding the outcome of their inspection.
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Where there is no report this is because it is exempt, as it contains information which is considered to be of a confidential nature, as detailed in the Local Government (Access to Information) Act.