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Agenda Item No.

 

 

APPOINTMENT OF LOCAL AUTHORITY GOVERNORS

ADVISORY PANEL

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 22nd October, 2104.

 

Present:  Councillor C.P.J. Elmore (Chairman); Councillors Ms. B.E. Brooks (substitute for Councillor C.P.J. Elmore and Councillor F.T. Johnson), C.P. Franks, T.H. Jarvie and A.G. Powell (substitute for Councillor Mrs M.R. Wilkinson).

 

Also present: Mrs. M.E. Gibbs (Vale Governors Association).

 

 

(a)       Apologies for Absence

 

These were received from Councillors P.J. Clarke, F.T. Johnson and Mrs. M.R. Wilkinson.

 

 

(b)       Declarations of Interest

 

The following declarations were received:

 

           Councillor Ms. B.E. Brooks (Governor of Jenner Park Primary School)

           Councillor C.P.J. Elmore (Governor of Barry Comprehensive School)

            Councillor C.P. Franks (Governor of Ysgol Pen-y- Garth)

           Councillor T.H. Jarvie (Applicant for Cowbridge Comprehensive School and Governor of Ysgol Iolo Morganwg)

           Councillor A.G. Powell (Governor of Barry and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive

           Schools)

            Mrs. M. Gibbs (Governor of Romilly Primary School).

 

(NOTE: The above Members withdrew from the meeting during consideration of applications in respect of the related schools.)

 

 

(c)        Guidance Regarding Appointment Process

 

A new appointment process had been agreed by Cabinet at its meeting on 8th September 2014 with all Applicants having to complete an application form and skills register as part of the application process.  A full list of all current Local Authority (LA) Governor vacancies was attached at Appendix 1 to the report and a copy of the policy governing such appointments was attached at Appendix 5.  Substitutes were in attendance at the meeting in respect of the LA Governor vacancies where members of the Committee were themselves Governors. 

 

The Senior Governor Support Officer outlined the new procedure and advised of the requirement for applicants to attach a completed Skills Register to their application.  Schools were also invited to complete and submit a Register of Need outlining the type of skills required for their Governing Body.  The Learning and Skills Directorate was also considering further ways of attracting more applicants and was currently in the process of contacting key employers in the Vale of Glamorgan to seek support and assistance in advertising for the role.  Following the outline of the new process it was subsequently

 

RECOMMENDED – T H A T the guidance regarding the appointment process be noted.

 

 

(d)       Exclusion of Press and Public –  

 

RESOLVED – T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.

 

 

(e)       Applications for Appointment of Current Local Authority Governor Vacancies (Exempt Information – paragraph 12)

 

Following agreement by the Panel that all late applications as contained within the agenda be accepted, a copy of Councillor T.H. Jarvie’s Skills Register and a revised application for R.J Bertin for St. Richard Gwyn R/C School were tabled at the meeting. 

 

Having fully considered the criteria for the appointment of Local Authority (LA) Governors, the applications for appointment of LA Governors and the information tabled at the meeting as outlined above, it was subsequently

 

RECOMMENDED to Cabinet –

 

(1)       T H A T the following appointments be made for the schools as set out below:

 

School

Appointment

Albert Primary

J.M. Warren

Barry Comprehensive School

A. Forte

Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School

D. Harding

A. Roberts-Walsh

Bute Cottage Nursery School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Cadoxton Primary School

S. Davies

Cogan Primary School

C. Foster

J. L. Griffiths


 

Colcot Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Colcot Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Cowbridge Comprehensive School

Councillor T.H. Jarvie

Dinas Powys Infant School

S. Arthur

J. Davies

Evenlode Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Evenlode Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Fairfield Primary School

C. Maher *

Gladstone Primary School

P. Drake

M.J.H. Trickey

Gwenfo C/W Primary School

R.M. Davies

High Street Primary School

Councillor S.C. Egan

High Street Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Jenner Park Primary School

D.A. Griffiths

Llandough Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Llanfair Primary School

A.J. Crowe **

Llansannor C/W Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Oakfield Primary School

C. Maher *

Oakfield Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Palmerston Primary School

N. Herbert

Pendoylan C/W Primary School

Dr. N. Harris

Romilly Primary School

L. Sokolski

St. Andrews C/W Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

St. Athan Primary School

L. Fraser

A.M. Little

St. Helen’s R/C Junior  School

Councillor F.T. Johnson

St. Illtyd Primary School

A.J. Crowe **

St. Joseph’s R/C Primary School

That M.A. Wilson’s appointment as Governor be extended to February 2015 and the current application deferred until that date, in order that clarification can be sought in respect of the Headteacher’s reference.

St. Nicholas C/W Primary School

N.V. Wellard

St. Nicholas C/W Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

St. Nicholas C/W Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

St. Nicholas C/W Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Sully Primary School

W. Ellis

Victoria Primary School

A. Reynolds

Victoria Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Victoria Primary School

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Y Bont Faen Primary School

C. Beavan

Councillor G.A. Cox

Ysgol Gwaun y Nant 

N. Dryburgh

Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Ysgol Pen y Garth

D.R. Wilton

Ysgol Sant Baruc

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Ysgol Sant Curig

D.J. Horgan

M. Thomas

Ysgol Sant Curig

Deferred to 25th February 2015 Panel meeting

Ysgol y Deri

Councillor R.J. Bertin

Dr. A. Cosslett

B.T. Exell

D.M. Jackson

 

*          That Ms. C. Maher be requested to consider whether she wished to accept appointments to the two schools, if not, Fairfield Primary School to be re-advertised.

 

**         That Mr. Crowe be requested to consider whether he wished to accept appointments to the two schools, if not, St. Illtyd Primary School to be re-advertised.

 

(2)       T H A T the following applications be refused:

 

School

Reason for refusal

St. Richard Gwyn R/C School

R.J. Bertin – Incomplete application – an  LA Governor Skills Register had not been received.

Wick and Marcross C/W Primary School

M.E. Cornelius  – Incomplete application – no application form had been received.  

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To allow Cabinet to consider the appointments in respect of the above Schools’ Governing Bodies.

 

(2)       In view of the reasons as outlined above.

 

 

(f)        Announcement

 

The Chairman took the opportunity to inform Members that the next LA Governor Panel meeting would be held on 25th February, 2015 at 9.30 a.m. and the following schools where a vacancy had been deferred would be considered at this next meeting:

 

School

Number of Vacancies

Bute Cottage Nursery School

1

Colcot Primary School

2

Evenlode Primary School

2

High Street Primary School

1

Llandough Primary School

1

Llansannor C/W Primary School

1

Oakfield Primary School

1

St. Andrews C/W Primary School

1

St. Nicholas C/W Primary School

2

St. Richard Gwyn R/C High School

1

Victoria Primary School

2

Ysgol Iolo Morganwg

1

Ysgol Sant Baruc

1

Ysgol Sant Curig

1

 

 

 

 

 

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