Agenda and minutes

Local Authority School Governor Nomination Panel
Monday, 5th February, 2018 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Rachel Graves  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

15.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

16.

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.

 

 

Minutes:

No members of the public were present.

 

17.

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:

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. 

18.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 52 KB

To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 October 2017

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

 

19.

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 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.

 

20.

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.

Minutes:

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.

 

RESOLVED:

 

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.

 

21.

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

Minutes:

The next meeting is to be held at 2.00 pm on Monday 2 July 2018.