Agenda

Venue: Committee Suite - County Hall

Contact: Fiona Rutley 01392 382305  Email: fiona.rutley@devon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

PART I - OPEN COMMITTEE

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest, over and above any general interest arising from being a teacher or governor of a school.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 20 March 2024, attached.

4.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

5.

Matters Arising from the Last Meeting and Report back on Issues Raised with Cabinet/f40

To consider any matters arising from the last meeting where not otherwise covered on this agenda and to report on items considered at the Cabinet.

6.

Membership

SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEMS

7.

Deputy Director and Head of Education Update pdf icon PDF 782 KB

(a) Report of the Director of Children and Young People’s Futures (DEF/24/10), attached;

 

(b) Deputy Director and Head of Education to report on DEF Member request to look into the Approach to Pupil Premium – Review of other LA Practices.

8.

Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Transformation Programme Update pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Director of Children and Young People’s Futures (DEF/24/11), attached.

 

Additional documents:

ITEMS FOR DECISION

9.

Finance

9a

Schools Finance Group (SFG) Minutes pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Item 2 – High Needs Update, SFG has:-

 

Recommended: that following the successful entry into the DfE Safety Valve Intervention Programme, DEF stands down the High Needs Funding Sub Group,* with High Needs funding becoming a standing agenda item at SFG meetings.

 

*(no outstanding Sub Group minutes to be presented to DEF).

 

Minutes of the SFG meeting held on 5 June 2024, attached.

 

Also available at

Schools Finance Group (SFG) – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk)

9b

Finance Update pdf icon PDF 729 KB

Joint Report of the Director of Children and Young People’s Futures and Director of Finance and Public Value (DEF/24/12), attached.

ITEMS FOR DEBATE AND INFORMATION

10.

DEF Proportionality

Director of Legal & Democratic Services to report following the review of pupil census data (projected to September 2024), requiring DEF’s membership to be broadly proportionate with pupil numbers.  Association elections will reflect the changes for autumn term DEF membership.

 

STANDARD AGENDA ITEMS

ITEMS FOR DEBATE AND INFORMATION

11.

Standing (and other) Groups pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To review action and receive minutes for the Forum from its standing groups (excepting Schools Finance Group and the High Needs Funding Sub Group, as set out above) and to receive summary/minutes from other groups:-

 

(a) Standing Groups

(i)  School Organisation, Capital and Admissions Group

 

Minutes of the meeting held on 14 May 2024, attached.

 

Also available at

School Organisation, Capital and Admissions Group (SOCA) – Education and Families (devon.gov.uk)

 

(b) Other Groups

 

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12.

Correspondence

13.

Dates of Future Meetings

Meetings at 10am. Please check venue/arrangements https://democracy.devon.gov.uk/mgCalendarMonthView.aspx?GL=1&bcr=1

 

Wednesday 20 Nov 2024

Wednesday 22 Jan 2025

Wednesday 19 March 2025.