Agenda and minutes

Local Authority School Governor Nomination Panel
Friday, 23rd October, 2015 10.30 am

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

Contact: Rachel Graves  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

8.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor G Merry.

9.

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:

There were no members of the public present.

10.

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:

Councillors A Harewood, D Mahon, G Walton and G Williams declared non-pecuniary interests in relation to the application from Councillor Arthur Moran.

11.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 50 KB

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 5 June 2015

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 5 June 2015 be confirmed 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, in pursuant to Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and the public interest would not be served in publishing this information.

13.

Local Authority Appointments to School Governing Bodies

The report of the Director of Children’s Services informs Members of current Local Authority Governor vacancies within Cheshire East maintained schools

Minutes:

The Panel considered the Director’s report on vacancies within Cheshire East maintained schools and academies and the applications received for nomination to identified posts.

 

Additional information was tabled at the meeting in respect of one new appointment.

 

It was noted that all Cheshire East maintained schools had reconstituted under the 2012 regulations and accordingly the Panel was being asked to make nominations for the governing body to appoint to vacancies at their school.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That having regard to the new statutory guidance in making nominations, the Panel approves the following:

 

Nominations for Appointment

 

BEECHWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Decision deferred to allow for further information to be obtained, with the final decision delegated to the Chairman.

 

BRIERLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mr Geoff Baines

 

HASLINGTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Mrs Delyth Mathieson

 

MILLFIELDS PRIMARY SCHOOL

Cllr Arthur Moran

 

WEAVER PRIMARY SCHOOL

Raj Robinson

 

WOODCOCK’S WELL CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL

Dr Kathryn Walchester

14.

Date of Next Meeting

The Panel is asked to note that the next meeting is scheduled on Friday 5 February 2016

Minutes:

The next meeting is to be held on Friday 5 February 2016 in the Committee Suite at Westfields, Sandbach.