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No. Item


Introduction and Welcome


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note of the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2018 (ESC4) and to receive information arising from them.


Petitions and Public Address


School Attainment pdf icon PDF 128 KB

1:10 pm


The Committee has previously agreed to undertake a review of educational attainment and this report outlines the scope of the review and also asks the Committee to agree to nominations to form the sub-group who will carry out the deep dive.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to:


(a)       agree the scope of the deep dive;

(b)       co-opt three additional members to the sub-group.


Ofsted Update pdf icon PDF 207 KB

1:30 pm


This report is intended to provide information to assist the Committee in developing questions to ask Ofsted representatives at the next Committee meeting. The report contains:

-   summary of Ofsted outcomes as of 1st October 2018

-   examples of key themes Ofsted have reviewed in recent inspection reports

-   examples of the support the local authority are giving to Headteachers and Governing bodies.


The Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the information and agree questions to ask Ofsted representatives.




Pupil Place Planning 2018-2024 pdf icon PDF 148 KB

2:00 pm


The report considers the 2018 Pupil Place Plan, which includes present and predicted future pupil numbers on roll, together with information about birth rates, school capacity, and new housing. The Plan sets out proposed changes in the number of school places available over the next year and it suggests where other changes may be necessary in the future. The Plan also sets out our policies on school organisation and the statutory framework for making changes such as opening, closing or enlarging schools. The Pupil Place Plan does not itself propose service changes, but collates proposals which have been made, or are expected.


The Committee is asked to consider the report.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan and Committee Business pdf icon PDF 82 KB

2:30 pm


An opportunity to discuss and prioritise future topics for the Committee, potential approaches to its work and to discuss the schedule for future meetings.

Close of meeting