Agenda

Children, Young People and Education Scrutiny Commission - Tuesday, 25 October 2022 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Room G.01, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Jerry Connolly, Scrutiny Policy Officer, Email:  Jerry.Connolly@leicester.gov.uk  Jacob Mann, Democratic Services Officer, 0116 454 5843, Email: jacob.mann@leicester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any interests they may have in the business to be discussed.

3.

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 122 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Children, Young People, and Education Scrutiny Commission held on 7 September 2022 are attached and Members are asked to confirm them as a correct record.

4.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCMENTS

5.

PETITIONS

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any petitions.

6.

QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND STATEMENTS OF CASE

The Monitoring Officer to report on any questions, representations, or statements of case received.

7.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL HEADTEACHER REPORT ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education submits a report to summarise the educational outcomes and attainment of Leicester’s Looked After Children during the academic year 2021/22. It considers their achievements and the support provided by the Virtual School Team to achieve the best learning outcomes.

8.

SEND PUPIL PLACE PLANNING MODEL 2022 pdf icon PDF 287 KB

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education submits a report detailing the SEND pupil place planning model, which was refreshed for 2022.

Additional documents:

9.

SEND INSPECTION FRAMEWORK UPDATE

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education will present a verbal update on the new Area SEND inspections framework from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

10.

SEND ACCELERATED PROGRESS PLAN

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education will present a verbal update on the SEND Local Area Accelerated Progress Plan which was currently being considered by the Department for Education.

11.

SEND GREEN PAPER CONSULTATION RESPONSE pdf icon PDF 341 KB

The Strategic Director or Social Care and Education submits the response from Leicester City Council to the Government’s SEND Green Paper Consultation. Members are asked to note the report.

12.

ASH FIELD ACADEMY RESIDENTIAL PROVISION - STRATEGIC REVIEW pdf icon PDF 426 KB

The Director of Social Care and Education submits a report to provide an overview of a strategic review of the Residential Provision at Ash Field Academy and associated consultation proposal to cease the funding with effect from September 2024.  

Additional documents:

13.

FOSTERING SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT 2021/22 AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education submits a report to provide an overview of the activity and performance of the council    Fostering Service from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022. The report should be read in conjunction with the annual statement of purpose which sets out the service aims, objectives and configuration. Members are asked to note the report.

14.

ADOPTION SERVICE ANNUAL REPORT 2021/22 AND STATEMENT OF PURPOSE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education submits a report to provide an overview of the activity and performance of the Family Adoption Links Regional Adoption Agency incorporating Leicester City Adoption Service from 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022. The report should be read in conjunction with the annual statement of purpose which sets out the service aims, objectives and configuration. Members are asked to note the report.

 

15.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 375 KB

The Commission’s Work Programme is attached for information and comment.

16.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS