Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Scrutiny [Lifelong Learning] Committee : 18th March 2013


Report of the Chief Learning and Skills Officer


Summary of draft Self Evaluation Report of Local Authority Education Services for Children and Young People


Purpose of the Report

1.             To seek the comments of the Committee in relation to the summary of the draft self evaluation report.


1.             Members are invited to comment on the summary of the draft self evaluation report.

Reason for the Recommendation

1.             To ensure that the self evaluation report is an accurate evaluation of education services for children and young people.


2.             The education service will be inspected by Estyn in the week beginning 20th May 2013.

3.             A report to the previous meeting provided information about the inspection framework.

Relevant Issues and Options

4.             In preparation for the inspection and drawing on regular cycles of monitoring and evaluation, there is an expectation that a self evaluation report will be prepared ahead of the inspection.  The draft self evaluation report is a relatively lengthy document and the summary attached at Appendix 1 has been produced for convenience.

5.             Comments on the draft document are also being sought from a range of other groups.  The final document will be amended in the light of the comments received.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

6.             There are no resource implications arising from this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

7.             There are no sustainability and climate change implications arising from this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

8.             There are no legal implications arising from this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

9.             There are no crime and disorder implications arising from this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

10.        There are no equal opportunity implications arising from this report.

Corporate/Service Objectives

11.        None.

Policy Framework and Budget

12.        The report is in accordance with the policy framework and budget.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

13.        A number of stakeholder groups are being consulted on the basis of the summary draft self evaluation report.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

14.        Lifelong Learning.

Background Papers

Guidance for the Inspection of Local Authority education services for Children and Young People.


Contact Officer

Jennifer Hill, Chief Learning and Skills Officer


Officers Consulted

Corporate Management Team

Paula Ham, Head of Strategic Planning and Performance

Lynette Jones, Head of School Improvement and Inclusion


Responsible Officer:

Jennifer Hill, Chief Learning and Skills Officer