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Minutes of Previous Meeting

To approve the minutes of the meetings of Committee held on 25th June, 2018



The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 25th June 2018, were approved as a correct record, with the exception of Item 7 – Board Level Contextual, Attainment and Progress Data, which was amended by the addition of a further recommendation in paragraph (b), as follows:- “(iii) (A) statistical information in terms of the percentage of pupils attending schools in areas where they were resident and (B) statistics, at a neighbourhood level, in order to take account of the huge differentials in terms of levels of deprivation between neighbourhoods within some wards, such as Beauchief and Greenhill, be included in future reports on this issue to the Committee”  and, arising therefrom, Deborah Fellowes (Policy and Improvement Officer):-




(a)       confirmed that a paper on Learn Sheffield’s Policy regarding Academy Conversions, had been circulated to Members of the Committee; and       




(b)       reported that:-




(i)         the reports requested from the Executive Director, People Services, on School Funding and the Capital Programme were included on the Committee’s Work Programme 2018/19;




(ii)        she would report on the proposals with regard to the linkages between academies and local neighbourhood priorities as part of Item 8 – Work Programme 2018/19;




(iii)       further to the request of the Policy and Improvement Officer to check whether there were any educational projects/initiatives currently benefiting from EU funding, and which could be adversely affected following Brexit, any committed funding in respect of such projects/initiatives would be honoured, using specific Government funding, and that she would circulate a list of such projects/initiatives to Members of the Committee; and




(iv)       further to the query by Councillor Mohammad Maroof, regarding whether data on exclusions/attainment regarding pupils of rural Pakistan (Kashmir and Mirpur) origin could be extracted from figures for children of general Pakistani origin, and included in future reports of this nature, she had responded to Councillor Maroof, indicating that it was not possible to break down the data to this level and that, following further queries by Members, she would (i) find out whether it was possible to change the monitoring information held by relevant colleagues in order to address the issue raised by Councillor Maroof and (ii) query with relevant colleagues, whether information could be obtained in terms of the language spoken in family households.




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