People Scrutiny Panel – 5 September 2012

PRESENT:-  Councillor Marper in the Chair.

Councillors Collinson (Vice-Chair), Clark, Wells and Wilson.

Statutory Co-opted Members: Mrs A Dunkerley (Parent Governor Representative) and Mr W Egan and Mrs W Witter (Church Representatives).

Councillor Whiteley attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 1.36 (b).

The panel met at the Civic Centre, Scunthorpe.

121  DECLARATIONS OF DISCOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS AND PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS AND DECLARATIONS OF WHIPPING ARRANGEMENTS (IF ANY) – There were no declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests and personal or personal and prejudicial interests –

No whip was declared.

122  PUBLIC REQUESTS TO SPEAK– There were no requests received.

123  REVIEW OF ENSURING YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE THE RELEVANT SKILLS TO MOVE INTO EMPLOYMENT– The Chairman welcomed Sandra Cooper, General Manager, Humber Education Business Partnership, to the meeting.  Sandra had been invited to the panel meeting to update members on regional work to improve links between education and business and to encourage schools to focus on employability via an ‘Employment Charter’.  Members discussed a wide range of related issues, including efforts to engage with Heads and colleges, the skills required by employers, encouraging teachers to work in various industry settings, and work experience opportunities.

Resolved – (a) That Sandra Cooper be thanked for her attendance, presentation and for answering members’ questions, and (b) That the situation be noted.

124  DEVELOPMENTS IN CHILDREN’S AND ADULT SERVICES – Members received a short, verbal update on developing issues relevant to the panel’s terms of reference.

Resolved – that the position be noted.

125  ADDED ITEM – There was no added item for consideration at the meeting.