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Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Public Speaking Time/Open Session
In accordance with paragraph 2.32 of the Committee Procedural Rules and Appendix 7 of the Rules, 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.
No members of the public were present.
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.
In the interests of openness, Councillor D Mahon declared that he knew one of the applicants for St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, Handforth and that he would not take part in the debate or vote.
In the interests of openness Councillor H Gaddum declared that she knew the applicant for Park Lane School, Macclesfield as a resident in her ward but that she had not been contacted regarding her application.
To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 October 2017
That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 October 2017 be confirmed as a correct record, subject to the following two amendments:
10. Declarations of Interest
Amend the second sentence to clarify that Councillor G Walton was aware of the applicant for Chelford Church of England Primary School as choirmaster of the church choir, but that he did not know him.
13. Local Authority Nominations to School Governing Bodies
Amend 1. b in the resolution (Nomination for Reappointment) to read:
CHELFORD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mr Donald McLeod
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.
That the press and public 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.
Local Authority Nominations to School Governing Bodies
The report of the Strategic Director, informs Members of current Local Authority Governor vacancies within Cheshire East maintained schools.
The Panel considered the Acting Executive Director’s report on current LA Governor vacancies within Cheshire East maintained schools and academies and the applications received for nomination and re-nomination to identified posts.
That having regard to the statutory guidance in making nominations, the Panel approve the following:
a. Nominations for Appointment
LOWER PARK SCHOOL
Mrs Carol Williams
MARTON & DISTRICT CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mr Joseph Norris
RUSKIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
Mrs Pamela Minshall
ST ANNE’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mrs Margaret Beastall
ST BENEDICT’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mr Garret Cunningham
ST MARY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (CREWE)
Mrs Lauren Pierpoint
b. Nomination for Reappointment
AUDLEM ST JAMES’ CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mrs Janet Furber
BUGLAWTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mr John Whitelock
PARK LANE SCHOOL
Mrs Tandy Palmes
MANOR PARK SCHOOL AND NURSERY
In the interests of openness, all Members declared that they knew the applicant, as they were a council colleague. Councillor G Walton also declared that he knew the former Chair of Governors at the school.
Decision deferred to allow for further information to be obtained.
Date of Next Meeting
The Panel is asked to note that the next meeting is scheduled at 2.00 pm on Monday 2 July 2018
The next meeting is to be held at 2.00 pm on Monday 2 July 2018.