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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 1ST OCTOBER, 2012

 

REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING): 10TH SEPTEMBER, 2012

 

"           CENTRAL SOUTH CONSORTIUM JOINT EDUCATION SERVICE (JES) UPDATE REPORT (MD) -

 

Members were apprised of the current developments in relation to the implementation of the Joint Education Service (JES) for Central South Consortium.  The Head of Achievement explained that the three Advisory Services of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and ESIS had effectively been combined to form the new JES.  The Operating Model had now been completed which set out how a team of System Leaders would deliver the statutory school improvement functions to approximately 426 schools in the Consortium.  The Operating Model also set out the management structure for the System Leader Pool.  All staff within the Vale of Glamorgan had secured posts in the new joint arrangements.  The five members of the Senior System Leader (SSL) team had been established with one SSL being allocated to each Authority who would act as the Authority-facing Link Officer.  That Officer would work closely with the Lead Officer for School Improvement.  As well as delivering the Universal Service of Challenge, Monitor and Intervention (CMI), System Leaders would also deliver a range of case work services.  Such services would consist of support for, for example, headteacher performance management and senior leader appointments (headteachers and deputy headteachers).  Further details in respect of the roles of SSLs, SLs and others were contained within the report.  In response to a question, the Head of Achievement indicated that System Leaders would be very focused on pupils, identifying those who had not reached the level required by name, and that extensive training was being offered to those System Leaders in order to undertake their duties fully. 

 

Following further discussion on the above and related matters, including the interaction of governors and System Leaders, it was

 

RECOMMENDED – T H A T the report be endorsed and referred to Cabinet for consideration on 1st October 2012.

 

Reason for recommendation

 

To provide Members with an opportunity to scrutinise plans and confirm arrangements."

 

Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning): 10th September, 2012

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