Agenda

Children, Young People and Education Scrutiny Commission - Wednesday, 19 June 2024 5:30 pm

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

Contact: Ed Brown, Senior Governance Officer Email:  Edmund.Brown@leicester.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To issue a welcome to those present, and to confirm if there are any 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 373 KB

The minutes of the meeting of the Children, Young People, and Education Scrutiny Commission held on 26 March 2024 have been circulated, and Members are asked to confirm them as a correct record.

4.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Chair is invited to make any announcements as they see fit. 

5.

QUESTIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND STATEMENTS OF CASE

The Monitoring Officer to report on the receipt of any questions, representations or statements of case submitted in accordance with the Council’s procedures.

 

The following question has been received:

 

Stephen Ashley to ask

 

“Can the Council restart the final 12 months funding for the Adventure Playgrounds, to coincide with issuing of further extended leases?

 

As, given the absence of a support plan for the Adventure Playgrounds, we have been severely hindered in our attempts to make progress towards financial sustainability.”

 

 

 

6.

PETITIONS

Any petitions received in accordance with Council procedures will be reported.

7.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION 2024/25

The Membership of the Commission will be confirmed and noted.

 

CHAIR

Councillor Batool

VICE CHAIR

Councillor Bonham

 

Councillor Clarke

 

Councillor March

 

Councillor Moore

 

Councillor Karavadra

 

Councillor Mahesh

 

Councillor Gregg

 

8.

DATES OF MEETINGS FOR THE COMMISSION 2024/25

Members will be asked to note the meeting dates of the commission of 2024/25.

 

19 June 2024

20 August 2024

29 October 2024

14 January 2025

25 February 2025

8 April 2025

9.

TERMS OF REFERENCE pdf icon PDF 183 KB

The Commission will be asked to note the Terms of Reference.

10.

INTRODUCTION TO CYPE SCRUTINY COMMISSION pdf icon PDF 332 KB

The Lead Scrutiny Directors of the Commission to outline the service areas that form part of the commission.

Additional documents:

11.

EDUCATION PERFORMANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The Director of Education, SEND and Early Help submits a report to update the Commission of the overall performance of children educated in the City.

 

Members recommendations:

 

1.     To note the report and consider areas of strength and concern.

2.     That the report will be shared with education colleagues across the city to ensure an awareness of the overall performance of children educated in the city. 

Additional documents:

12.

CHILDREN SEEKING SAFETY pdf icon PDF 215 KB

The Head of Corporate Parenting submits a report to provide an overview of children seeking safety who come to Leicester as Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.

 

Members recommendations:

 

The Children Young People and Education Scrutiny Commission are asked to note the information in the report.  

Additional documents:

13.

POST 16 SEND HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT

The Strategic Director of Social Care and Education will give a verbal update of the current situation regarding post 16 SEND home to school transport.

14.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 298 KB

Members of the Commission will be asked to consider the work programme and make suggestions for additional items as it considers necessary.

15.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS