Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote Attendance Meeting

Contact: Janet Kelly 01352 702301  Email: janet.kelly@flintshire.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Attendance and Apologies

To receive any apologies.

 

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Decision:

Present: Mr. David Hytch (Vice-Chair in the Chair)

Councillors: Janet Axworthy, Sian Braun, Bob Connah, Paul Cunningham, Gladys Healey, Joe Johnson, Tudor Jones, Dave Mackie, Ian Smith, Martin White and David Williams

 

Co-opted members: Lynn Bartlett, David Hytch, Rebecca Stark and Wendy White

 

Apology: Mrs. Jeanette Rock

 

Substitution: Councillor Sean Bibby (for David Healey)

 

Also Present: Councillor Patrick Heesom attended as an observer together with Phillipa Earlam (member of Standards Committee)

Mr. Jim Connelly, Head of Flint High School and Mr. Simon Budgen, Head of Hawarden High School attended as observers for Agenda item 6

 

In Attendance: Councillor Ian Roberts, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Education; Chief Officer (Education & Youth) and Senior Mana.ger – School Improvement

 

Chief Officer (Housing & Assets) and Strategic Finance Manager - Commercial and Housing were in attendance for Agenda item 5.

 

Chief Executive was in attendance for Agenda item 6.

 

Primary Support Officer was in attendance for Agenda item 8.

 

Senior Learning Adviser – Engagement was in attendance for Agenda item 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Declarations of Interest (Including Whipping Declarations)

To receive any Declarations and advise Members accordingly.

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Decision:

Councillors: Bob Connah and Tudor Jones declared a personal interest in Agenda item 5 – Community Asset Transfer Update.

 

Councillors: Janet Axworthy, Sean Bibby, Sian Braun, Gladys Healey, David Mackie and David Williams declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 – Update on Council funding for schools, as School Governors.

 

Mr. David Hytch and Mrs. Rebecca Stark declared a personal interest in Agenda item 6 – Update on Council funding for schools, as School Governors.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2021.

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Decision:

That the minutes be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Forward Work Programme and Action Tracking pdf icon PDF 82 KB

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Decision:

(a) That the Forward Work Programme be noted;

 

(b) That the Facilitator, in consultation with the Chair of the Committee, be authorised to vary the Forward Work Programme between meetings, as the need arises; and

 

(c) That the progress made in completing the outstanding actions be noted.

5.

Community Asset Transfer Update pdf icon PDF 99 KB

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Decision:

(a) That the progress of the Community Asset Transfers be noted;

 

(b) That the Committee supported the continued grant support for Cambrian Aquatics into 2021/22; and

 

(c) That the Committee support the continued grant support for Holywell Leisure Centre into 2021/22.

6.

Update on Council funding for schools pdf icon PDF 109 KB

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Decision:

(a) That the Committee support the principles as the basis for allocating the £1m additional funding to reduce deficits in secondary schools in 2021/22, as set out within the report;

 

(b) That the allocations, as set out in Appendix 2 of the report, be noted; and

 

(c) That the Committee support the Council’s intent to raise the amount of funding to schools year on year, in line with the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS).

7.

Self-Evaluation Report of Education Services pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Decision:

(a) That the report be noted; and

 

(b) That the positive thematic report undertaken by Estyn on the work of education services in Flintshire to support children and young people during the pandemic be noted.

8.

Hwb Digital Programme pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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Decision:

(a) That the implementation of the national Hwb programme in Flintshire schools and the work undertaken to increase the ratios of devices to pupils be noted; and

 

(b) That the Committee was assured that Flintshire learners had not been digitally disadvantaged during the lockdown period by the effective actions of schools and the Council’s Education and IT Services.

9.

School Attendance and Exclusions pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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Decision:

(a) That the attendance data for Flintshire schools and the actions undertaken by officers to support engagement and safeguarding during the period of lockdown; and

 

(b) That the Committee recognise that the data provided had been impacted by COVID-19 lockdown and school closure.

10.

Recovery Strategy Update pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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Decision:

That the updated Risk Register and Risk Mitigation Actions, as outlined within the report, be noted.