Agenda

Children & Families Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 18th January, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Stockport. View directions

Contact: Charles Yankiah  (0161 474 3206)

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No. Item

Substitutes

Councillors who require a substitute to be appointed should inform Democratic Services by 4.00pm on Friday 13 January 2023 (Councillors who wish to arrange their own substitute should inform Democratic Services of their substitute prior to the commencement of the meeting).

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 23 November 2022.

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Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Call-In

To consider call-in items (if any).

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4.

Responding to our Medium-Term Financial Plan: Update pdf icon PDF 606 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources.

 

Within this report and appendix it provides a further update on the strategic approach in responding to the review of the medium-term financial plan. This follows on from the report presented at the Cabinet meeting on the 28th September 2022 and scrutiny committees during October. In particular it includes updated proposals within the appendix for scrutiny comment ahead of budget council in February.

 

The report outlines the budget proposals being considered by the Cabinet to address financial and demand challenges, enable longer term transformation, and ensure the delivery of shared strategic partnership ambitions.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Holly Rae on 0161 474 3014 or email: holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk

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SCHOOLS FUNDING SETTLEMENT AND LOCAL FUNDING FORMULA 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 359 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

The report provides an update on the key announcements made by the Department for Education (DfE) on the education funding settlement for 2023/24.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or by email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

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School Investment Plan pdf icon PDF 484 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

The report sets out how we will carry out our responsibility, in line with the commitments made in the One Stockport Borough Plan to ensure there are sufficient places in good and improving local inclusive schools at the heart of the community that children and families want to go to. This means having the right number and type of school places, in the right place, at the right time to meet demand.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Christopher Harland on 0161 521 1707 or by email at christopher.harland@stockport.gov.uk

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Significant Changes to Maintained schools pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

The report seeks to formalise the plans to create a resource base at Marple Hall School, Priestnall School and Romiley Primary School; to create fit for purpose and specialised areas within these schools that will be capable of meeting more complex need within a mainstream setting. It considers the findings of two rounds of consultation as well as the statutory proposals required by the statutory ‘prescribed alteration‘ process with a view to recommending to Cabinet that they approve recommendations to formalise the creation of these bases.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to note and endorse the implementation of statutory proposals and the creation of resource provision at:

 

·       Marple Hall School:

·       Priestnall School; and

·       Romiley Primary School.

 

Officer contact: Christopher Harland on 0161 521 1707 or by email at christopher.harland@stockport.gov.uk

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Post-16 Transition to Higher Education Update pdf icon PDF 769 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Development & Regeneration.

 

The report provides the latest available local authority level data and information from the Department for Education (DfE) on post-16 transitions to higher education for young people resident in Stockport. Each year group cohort in Stockport will typically have around 2,800 young people in it, who will progress to a variety of post-16 options, including higher education.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to note the report and to continue to monitor the data and performance on transitions to higher education.

 

Officer contact: Richard Mortimer on 0161 474 3864 or by email at richard.mortimer@stockport.gov.uk

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Update of ICS and formal constitution of locality board and Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Strategy.

 

The report builds on the previous report dated 6th September 2022. It provides an update on the Integrated Care System arrangements and the proposal to formally establish and constitute the One Stockport Health and Care Board (Locality Board) as a hybrid committee to undertake delegations of the GM ICB and local partners such as the Council so that it can proceed to take its own decisions rather than such decisions having to continue to be taken via the ICB’s delegated authority which is in place to the Stockport Place Based Lead (Caroline Simpson).

 

The Scrutiny Committee is recommended to comment on and note the report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on Tel: 0161 474 3219 or by email on vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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Portfolio Dashboards

The Scrutiny Committee has the opportunity to consider the portfolio dashboards for Corporate Performance and Resources and the Citizen Focus & Engagement and Resources, Commissioning & Governance portfolios and raise any issues with regard to performance.

 

Members can view the portfolio dashboards on the  Portfolio Performance Dashboard website.

 

 

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Agenda Planning pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider a report of the Assistant Director for Legal & Democratic Governance.

 

The report sets out planned agenda items for the Scrutiny Committee’s next meeting and Forward Plan items that fall within the remit of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

The Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information in the report and put forward any agenda items for future meetings of the Committee.

 

Officer contact: Charles Yankiah on 0161 474 3206 or email: charles.yankiah@stockport.gov.uk

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