Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING): 19 MAY 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 28 APRIL 2014
C2306 EAGLESWELL PRIMARY SCHOOL INSPECTION REPORT (CS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – LIFELONG LEARNING)
MATTER FOR WHICH THE CHAIRMAN HAD DECIDED WAS URGENT BY REASON OF THE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION TO AVOID UNDUE DELAY IN IMPLEMENTING IMPROVEMENT PROCESSES IN THE SCHOOL.
At the meeting the Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Culture and Sports Development commented that he was disappointed to see this report on the agenda and the comments made by Estyn. He further commented that he hoped that the school could move on and make the necessary improvements required that would be in the best interest of the children who attended the School.
Members were informed of the outcome of the recent inspection of Eagleswell Primary School, the options for local authority intervention and to invite the Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning) to set up an individual school progress meeting.
The school was inspected by Estyn in February 2014 and was placed in a follow-up category, as requiring 'significant improvement'. The details of the inspection were attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T Eagleswell Primary School Inspection Report attached to the report be noted.
(2) T H A T the powers of intervention available to the Council in relation to a school subject to significant improvement be noted, and the Chief / Director of Learning and Skills Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Childrens Services be authorised to intervene if appropriate in accordance with the legislation and guidance.
(3) T H A T the Scrutiny (Lifelong Learning) Committee be invited to arrange an individual school progress meeting with the school.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To make members aware of Estyn's judgements about the Eagleswell Primary School.
(2) To secure the necessary improvements within the required timescale, as set out in the inspection report and using the statutory powers of intervention if appropriate.
(3) To enable members to review the quality of the school's plans, arrangements for monitoring and evaluation and to review progress.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 28 APRIL 2014