Agenda Item No. 7
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (LIFELONG LEARNING): 23RD JUNE, 2014
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 12TH MAY, 2014
C2326 CENTRAL SOUTH CONSORTIUM BUSINESS PLAN (CS) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – LIFELONG LEARNING) –
Approval was sought for the Central South Consortium Business Plan that was attached at Appendix A to the report.
At its meeting on 25 March, the Joint Committee of the Central South Consortium agreed a business plan for 2014/15.
The business plan set out the Central South Wales Challenge vision, priorities for the consortium, operating model and budget and performance monitoring arrangements. Local authority-specific appendices were being finalised.
The Central South Wales Challenge vision marked an important shift where improvement activity was led by schools for schools. The vision would require a systematic shift in ownership of school improvement activity which was built from the school level.
The business plan referred to the re-structuring of the Consortium to accommodate the new vision, to respond to the National Model and to reflect the lessons of the first eighteen months of operation.
The business plan would be delivered using funding provided by the Council at the same level as in 2013/14 pending the transfer of additional functions in April 2015 from retained grant funding and from income from schools.
This was a matter for Executive decision.
(1) T H A T the Central South Consortium Business Plan, as attached at Appendix A to the report, be endorsed.
(2) T H A T the Central South Consortium Business Plan, as attached at Appendix A to the report, be referred to Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning) for consideration.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To explain how school improvement services would be delivered on behalf of the Council.
(2) To inform Scrutiny Committee (Lifelong Learning) of the contents of the Business Plan.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 12th May, 2014