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Agenda item

Scrutiny Letters.

Minutes:

The Chair presented a report on “Scrutiny Letters” for information.

 

She highlighted the response letter received from the Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning & Skills dated 26 November 2018. On the issue of possible action to tackle concern about vehicle exhaust emissions around schools, and advice from the Cabinet Member, it was stated that it would be more appropriate to ask governing bodies to consider whether or not their wellbeing policies take into account health risks associated with exhaust emissions and request that they agree a strategy for communicating a message to parents. It was also felt that schools participating in the Eco-Schools Programme could be encouraged to look at this issue.

 

Also in relation to the letter from the Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning & Skills, it was also noted that the local authority has recommended to governing bodies that all school governors should undertake a DBS check, however as it is not mandatory this is a matter for Governing Bodies to agree.

 

She also highlighted a request received from the Air & Noise Pollution Scrutiny Working Group to meet annually. This would be looked at as part of the Work Planning Conference for the next Municipal Year.

 

The Chair also informed the Committee that Pre-Decision Scrutiny was being carried out by the Schools Performance Panel on 17 December 2018 on the proposed closure of Craigcefnparc (report on Small School Review) and YGG Felindre (report on School Organisation Linked to the Welsh Education Strategic Plan) Primary Schools, which were subject of Cabinet decision on 20 December.

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