Agenda

Children, Young People and Education Scrutiny Commission - Tuesday, 19 October 2021 5:30 pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms G.01 and G.02, Ground Floor, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ

Contact: Jerry Connolly, Scrutiny Policy Officer, Email:  Jerry.Connolly@leicester.gov.uk  Ayleena Thomas, Democratic Support Officer, tel: 0116 454 5369 - email:  Ayleena.Thomas@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 166 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Children, Young People and Schools Scrutiny Commission held on 2 September 2021 are attached and Members are asked to confirm them as a correct record.

4.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

5.

PETITIONS

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

6.

QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND STATEMENTS OF CASE

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

7.

COVID-19 UPDATE AND VACCINATIONS IN LEICESTER SCHOOLS

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education and the Principal Education Officer will provide a verbal update on the current situation concerning the impact of Covid-19 and the Covid and Flu vaccination programmes.

8.

REPORT ON GOVERNMENT SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAMME

The Principal Education Officer will provide a verbal update to report on the government school support programme.

9.

LEICESTER CITY CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND PARTICIPATION SERVICE 2020/21 ANNUAL REPORT pdf icon PDF 712 KB

The Director of Social Care and Early Help submits the Leicester City Children's Rights and Participation Service 2020/21 Annual Report to provide an update to Members of the Commission.

10.

REVIEW OF MAINSTREAM SCHOOL FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS & DISABILITIES pdf icon PDF 154 KB

The Director of Adult Social Care and Commissioning submits a report to provide the Children, Young People & Education Scrutiny Commission Members with an update on the engagement process, consultation exercise and timetable for the review of mainstream school funding for children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

 

The CYP&E Scrutiny Commission are recommended to:

1.    Note the outcome of the engagement undertaken March – June 2021.

2.    Note the current consultation plan and process in place – see appendix 1.

3.    Receive a further report outlining the outcome and recommendations on proposed changes for funding SEND pupils in mainstream schools from the consultation in March 2022.

 

Additional documents:

11.

DIVISIONAL 3-YEAR STRATEGIES EDUCATION & SEND pdf icon PDF 688 KB

The Principal Education Officer submits a report to update Members of the CYP&E Scrutiny Commission on the Divisional 3-year strategies for Education and SEND.

 

The Commission are asked to note the Education and SEND 3-year Divisional Strategies as part of the suite of Divisional Strategies in the Department.

Additional documents:

12.

DYSLEXIA SUPPORT IN SCHOOLS pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Principal Education Officer submits a report to provide information to Members of the Commission on Dyslexia Support in Schools.

 

The Commission are asked to note the contents of the briefing report at this stage.

13.

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OFFER IN SCHOOLS

The Principal Education Officer will provide a verbal update on the Mental Health and Well-being offer in schools.

14.

OFSTED INSPECTIONS UPDATE

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education will provide a verbal update on the recent Ofsted Inspecting Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) visit.

15.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 406 KB

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