Venue: Virtual

Contact: Deborah Miller, Tel: 07920 084239  Email:


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Introduction and Welcome


Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note of the back page


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 17 September 2020. Requests to speak should be sent to 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.



Covid-19 Update

1.00 pm


The Committee have requested to receive an update on the impact of COVID-19 on Education and Oxfordshire Schools.  Accordingly, Corporate Director of Children’s Services, Kevin Gordon and the Deputy Director for Education, Hayley Good will attend the meeting to give a verbal update on the current situation.



Update on Alternative Provision (AP) commissioning arrangements pdf icon PDF 410 KB

1.45 pm


Report by the Head of Learner Engagement (ESC6).


Education Scrutiny Committee has requested an update on the Recommissioning of Alternative Provision for children and schools in Oxfordshire.  This follows the update provided to Education Scrutiny Committee on 1st February 2020 and papers provided to Schools Forum lastly on 17th June 2020 for information.


The Committee is RECOMMENED to consider and note the report.


Performance Update on Education Health & Care Plans in Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 234 KB

2.05 pm


Report by Deputy Director for Children’s Services and Education (ESC7).


To receive a report on ECHP process and performance including a focus on Exclusions/Elective Home Education/Part time timetable and on the Early Intervention Service.


The Education Scrutiny Committee is RECOMMENDED to note the progress made in relation to Education Health and Care Plans for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.



Forward Plan and Committee Business pdf icon PDF 122 KB

2.25 pm


A copy of the draft work programme is attached (ESC9) to provide an opportunity to discuss and prioritise future topics for the Committee, potential approaches to its work and to discuss the schedule for future meetings, to then be finalised in consultation with the Director for Children’s Services at the October Agenda Planning meeting.