Agenda

Venue: Virtual

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

Link: videolink to the meeting

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments

2.

Declarations of Interest - see guidance note of the back page

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 273 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 25 November 2020 (ESC3) and to receive information arising from them.

4.

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 28 January 2021. 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.

5.

Covid 19 Update

1.10

 

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.

 

As part of the update, the Head of Learner Engagement, Deborah Bell will provide the Committee with an update on the Reintegration Timetable.

 

 

6.

Update on Special Educational Needs in Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 231 KB

1.30

 

The report (ESC6) outlines the developments since November 2020 in transforming SEND services in Oxfordshire. 

 

The Education Scrutiny Committee is RECOMMENDED to note developments to date since November 2020, in order to transform the provision of education, health and care services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

7.

Children, Education & Families Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 224 KB

1.50

 

The Committee have requested to receive an update on the delivery of the Children Education & Families Capital Programme including the additional school places successfully delivered in 2020 and the additional school places the council plans to deliver in 2021 and 2022 (ESC7).

 

 

8.

Educational Attainment in Secondary Schools

2.10

 

The Committee have requested to receive an update on Educational Attainment in Secondary Schools.  Accordingly, the Deputy Director for Education, Hayley Good and the Head of Learning and School Improvement, Kim James will attend the meeting to give a verbal update on the current data available.

9.

Zero Carbon Agenda for Schools Buildings pdf icon PDF 315 KB

2.25

 

The Committee have requested to receive an update on what is happing in relation to school buildings in light of the Council’s agreed commitment to Climate Change, including the capital programme for new schools/retro fitting of existing schools and to receive an update on whether school transport vehicles are being looked at in terms of pollution.  Accordingly, the Head of Access to Learning, Allyson Milward will attend the meeting to give a verbal update on the current data available.

 

A briefing note form the Corporate Director Communities is attached (ESC9).

 

10.

Elective Home Education

2.45

 

The Committee have requested to receive an update on Elective Home Education and the Oxfordshire situation.  Accordingly, the Deputy Director for Education, Hayley Good and the Head of Learner Engagement, Deborah Bell will attend the meeting to give a verbal update on the current situation.

11.

Forward Plan and Committee Business pdf icon PDF 118 KB

3.05

 

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