Agenda and minutes

Local Authority School Governor Nomination Panel
Friday, 19th October, 2012 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Sarah Baxter  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors M Martin and B Silvester.

9.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

 

Declarations are a personal matter for each Member to decide.  Whilst Officers can advise on the Code and its interpretation, the decision to declare or not, is the responsibility of the Member, based on the particular circumstances.

 

Minutes:

Members were invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

 

Declarations of interest were made as appropriate during discussions of the item of business in which there was an interest.

10.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with Procedure Rules Nos. 11 and 35, a total period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the Panel on any matter relevant to its work.

 

Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes, but the Chairman will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers.  Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility.  However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.

 

Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.

 

 

Minutes:

In accordance with Procedure Rule 11 and 35, a total of 10 minutes was allocated for members of the public to address the Panel on any matter relevant to its work.

 

There were no members of public in attendance and the Panel, therefore, proceeded to the next item of business.

11.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 25 May 2012.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 25 May 2012 be approved as a correct record.

12.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The reports relating to the following item has been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.

 

The Panel is asked to RESOLVE –

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item, pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of The Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item, pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing this information.

13.

Local Authority Appointments to School Governing Bodies

The report of the Strategic Director, informs Members of current Local Authority Governor vacancies within Cheshire East maintained schools.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director of Children, Families and Adults informed the Panel of vacancies within Cheshire East maintained schools and recommended individuals for appointments and re-appointment to identified posts.

 

Additional information was tabled at the meeting in respect of four appointments and one reappointment. The Liaison Manager also provided a brief verbal update for the Panel in relation to two matters:

 

  • the raised expectations of governing bodies as reflected in the September 2012 Ofsted inspection framework:

 

  • the rationale behind the changes in regulations now applying for governing bodies who chose to re constitute from September 2012 onwards; and the specific change around Authority governors, namely the limitation to one in the number of Authority governors per school, and the fact that the Authority now nominated, and the governing body appointed to the position, in line within any criteria  the governing body may have detailed.

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)       That the following appointments be made:

 

(a)       New Appointments for a four year term of office with effect from 20 October 2012:

 

            BEXTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mr M J Houghton

 

                        BLACK FIRS PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mr J S Galbraith

 

                        DISLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mrs K M Tomlinson

 

                        HOLMES CHAPEL PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mrs J C Longman

 

                        MOSSLEY CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mr E Whitehead

 

                        RODE HEATH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Miss S L Wheeler, subject to further discussion between the applicant and the Liaison Manager - School Settings and Services

Councillor Rhoda Bailey declared an interest as she was a governor at the school.

 

 

ST ALBAN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL   

Mr B Hennessy

 

                        THE QUINTA PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mrs J D Parry

 

                        VERNON PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mr C M Luke

 

                        VINE TREE PRIMARY SCHOOL

                        Mrs J Rhodes

 

                        WESTMINSTER NURSERY

                        Mrs S Humphries

 

                        WILMSLOW HIGH SCHOOL

                        Miss J Homer

 

(b)       Reappointments from the day after their term of office comes to an end:

 

            CRANBERRY PRIMARY SCHOOL

            Mr I MacPherson

 

            EDLESTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

            Mr A Flood

 

            HIGH LEGH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr L B Keeley, subject to further discussion between  the Liaison Manager - School Settings and Services and the Chair of Governors and Headteacher at the school.

 

 

(2)       The following appointment, made in accordance with the procedures for emergency LA Governor to be made to schools in the Council’s “Improving Outcomes Programme” be noted:

 

            CALVELEY PRIMARY SCHOOL

            Mr G Edwards

 

14.

Date of Next Meeting

The Panel is asked to note that the next meeting will be held on Friday 1 February 2013 in the Committee Suite at Westfields, Sandbach.

 

Minutes:

The next meeting is to be held on Friday 1 February 2013 in the Committee Suite at Westfields, Sandbach.