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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 17TH JUNE, 2013

 

REFERENCE FROM SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING) – 23RD MAY, 2013

 

“           CENTRAL SOUTH CONSORTIUM PERFORMANCE STOCKTAKE REPORT (CLSO) –

 

Appendix 1 to the report provided the Scrutiny Committee with the findings of the Central South Consortium’s termly performance Stocktake that had been conducted by Welsh Government’s School Standards Unit (SSU) in Spring Term 2013.  The Welsh Government’s SSU had been set up in Autumn 2011 to engage directly in professional dialogue about school performance with each of the four regional Consortia in Wales.  The Stocktake approach enabled the SSU to identify areas for improvement and to share what worked well in other schools across Wales. 

 

In response to whether the Consortium had appointed a Director to head the service the Committee was advised that the Joint Committee had considered proposals for leadership and had agreed that there would not be a full time permanent director although the arrangement would be kept under review.  The Head of School Improvement had recently been appointed, namely Mr. Robert Hopkins, and two part time roles had also been created.  With regard to the function of joint scrutiny of the JES , the Democratic and Scrutiny Officer would consult with the Head of Democratic Services and advise Members by email on progress to date.

 

RECOMMENDED –

 

(1)       T H A T the report be noted.

 

(2)       T H A T Cabinet be informed of the Scrutiny Committee’s concerns at the delay in setting up a joint scrutiny committee of the JES and that Cabinet’s attention be also drawn to the reference to St. Cyres School contained within the appendix to the report.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To keep Members informed.

 

(2)       To apprise Cabinet of the views of the Committee and the contents of the report.â€

 

 

Attached as Appendix - Report to Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning): 23rd May 2013

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