Agenda and minutes
Education Panel
Thursday 13 September 2018 2.30 pm

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Polly Hanford, Telephone: 020 7983 5520; email:  [email protected] 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  No apologies for absence were received.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

Contact:  Polly Hanford, [email protected], 020 7983 5520

 

The Panel is recommended to:

 

(a)  That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)  Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)  Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1  Resolved:

 

That the list of offices held by Assembly Member, as set out in the table at agenda item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

 

3.

Membership of the Panel

The Panel is recommended to note the membership and chairing arrangements for the Education Panel, as agreed at the GLA Oversight Committee meeting on 15 May 2018, as follows:

 

Jennette Arnold OBE AM (Chair)

Tony Arbour AM

David Kurten AM

Susan Hall AM

Fiona Twycross AM

Minutes:

3.1   Resolved:

 

That the membership and chairing arrangements for the Panel, as agreed by the GLA Oversight Committee on 15 May 2018, be noted, as follows:

 

  Jennette Arnold OBE AM (Chair)

  Tony Arbour AM

  Susan Hall AM

  David Kurten AM

  Fiona Twycross

 

4.

Terms of Reference

The Panel is recommended to note the following terms of reference for the Panel:

 

To keep under review and investigate as appropriate the development and delivery of the Mayor’s policies and strategies in relation to education and to report back to the GLA Oversight Committee as necessary.

 

To oversee the activities of the Adult Education Programme Board, which will advise the Mayor on matters associated with the devolution of the Adult Education Budget.

 

Minutes:

4.1   Resolved:

 

  That the terms of reference for the Panel be noted as follows:

 

1.  To keep under review and investigate as appropriate the development and delivery of the Mayor’s policies and strategies in relation to education and to report back to the GLA Oversight Committee as necessary; and

 

2.  To oversee the activities of the Adult Education Programme Board, which will advise the Mayor on matters associated with the devolution of the Adult Education Budget.

 

 

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Panel is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the of the Panel held on 8 February 2018 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 February 2018 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

6.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Polly Hanford; [email protected]; 020 7983 5520

 

The Panel is recommended to note the completed and outstanding actions arising from previous meetings of the Panel.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Panel received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

6.2  Resolved:

 

That the completed and outstanding actions arising from a previous meeting of the Panel be noted.

 

7.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact:  Polly Hanford, [email protected], 020 7983 5520

 

The Panel is recommended to:

 

a)  Note the actions taken by the Chair under delegated authority, namely to:

 

(i)  Agree the Panel’s topic for the first meeting of 2018/19 Assembly year; and

 

(ii)  Agree an output arising from the investigation into special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision in London.

 

b)  Note its report, Together, Transforming the loves of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in London.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

7.1  Resolved:

 

That the recent action taken by the Chair under delegated authority, namely to agree, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, as follows, be noted:

·  The topic for the first meeting of the 2018/19 Assembly Year;

·  An output arising from the investigation into special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision in London; and

·  Its report, Together, Transforming the lives of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in London.

 

8.

Secondary School Exclusions pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

Contact: Samira Islam; [email protected]; 020 7983 4591

 

The Panel is recommended to note the report as background to its discussion with invited guests, and notes the subsequent discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

8.1  The Panel received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions to the following invited guests on Secondary School Exclusions:

·  Shaun Brown, Head of Curriculum Research, The Difference;

·  Sarina Totty, Deputy Headteacher at Townley Grammar School;

  • Councillor Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor & Cabinet Member for Children's Social Care, Education and Young People, London Borough of Hackney; and

·  Seamus Oates CBE, Chief Executive Officer, TBAP Multi Academy Trust.

 

8.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

 

8.3  Resolved:

(a)   That the report and discussion be noted; and

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with Party Group Leads, to agree any output from the discussion.

 

 

9.

Education Panel Work Programme pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Samira Islam; [email protected]; 020 7983 4591

 

The Panel is recommended to agree its work programme for the remainder of the 2018/19 Assembly year.

 

Minutes:

9.1  The Panel received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

9.2  Resolved:

 

That the Panel’s work programme for the remainder of the 2018/19 year be noted.

 

10.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Education Panel is scheduled for 8 November 2018 at 2:30pm in the Chamber.

Minutes:

10.1  The next meeting of the Panel was scheduled for 8 November 2018 at 2.30pm in the Chamber, City Hall.

 

11.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

11.1  There was no urgent business.

 

12.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

12.1  The meeting ended at 4.26pm.