Agenda

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Deborah Miller, Tel: 07920 084239  Email: deborah.miller@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Note: https://oxon.cc/Education24062020 

Items
No. Item

1.

Introduction and Welcome

2.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

3.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note of the back page

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 5 February 2020 (ESC4) and to receive information arising from them.

5.

Petitions and Public Address

This Education Scrutiny meeting will be held virtually in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing. Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am on the day preceding the published date of the meeting. However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on 18 June 2020. Requests to speak should be sent to deborah.miller@oxfordshire.gov.uk together with a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be taken into account. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting.

 

Where a meeting is held virtually and the addressee is unable to participate virtually their written submission will be accepted

 

6.

A Learner Engagement Strategy for Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 218 KB

1.10 pm

 

This Learner Engagement Strategy has been co-produced by key stake holders and partners engaged in optimising the inclusion in education of all Oxfordshire’s statutory school aged children.  The purpose is to ensure that children access their full educational entitlement to enable them to thrive as adults and fully participate in the economic, learning, personal and social life of Oxfordshire.

 

The Committee will receive an update from the Children’s, Education and Families Director team on the impact of Covid-19 on learner engagement and the current situation in education more widely.

 

The Education Scrutiny Committee is RECOMMENDED to consider and note this report.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

7.

Forward Plan and Committee Business pdf icon PDF 113 KB

1.50 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 (ESC7).

8.

Update on the Impact of work on Reducing Exclusions pdf icon PDF 201 KB

2.00 pm

 

Exclusions in Oxfordshire have been a cause for concern to Members, Officers, Parents, the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Board and Children’s Trust for several years.  Education Scrutiny Committee commenced a deep dive investigation into the issues in 2018.  Accordingly, Education Scrutiny Committee has requested an update briefing on the current position of School Exclusions in Oxfordshire.

 

The Education Scrutiny Committee is RECOMMENDED to consider and note this report.

9.

EXEMPT ITEM

The Committee is RECOMMENDED that the public be excluded for item  in the Agenda since it is likely that if they were present during that part of the meeting there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and specified in relation to the respective item in the Agenda and since it is considered that, in all the circumstances of each case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

THE REPORT RELATING TO THE EXEMPT ITEM HAS NOT BEEN MADE PUBLIC AND SHOULD BE REGARDED AS STRICTLY PRIVATE TO MEMBERS AND OFFICERS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE IT.

10.

School Exclusions in Oxfordshire

2.10 pm

 

The information contained in the report is exempt in that it falls within the following prescribed category:

 

2          Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

 

It is considered that in this case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information, in that such disclosure would infringe the rights of the individual to privacy contrary to the general law and the duty of the authority to respect human rights and to comply with that law.

 

The Committee will receive a briefing on School Exclusion data in Oxfordshire.

 

Additional documents:

Close of meeting

2.30 pm.