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Venue: Committee Room - 2nd Floor West Wing, Guildhall

Contact: Alistair MacLellan  Email: Alistair.MacLellan@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Caroline Haines, Chris Hayward, Deputy Catherine McGuinness and Tim Campbell.

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2.

Members' declarations under the Code of Conduct in respect of items on the agenda

Minutes:

There were no declarations.

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3.

Appointment of Co-Opted Member of the Education Board

The Chairman to be heard.

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Minutes:

The Chairman was heard regarding the proposed co-option of Deborah Knight to the Education Board. He referred Members to the note of the inquorate meeting of the Nominations Sub (Education Board) Committee held on 15 February 2018 at Item 23 at which Ms Knight’s skills and experience had been reviewed against the wider skills of the Board.

 

RESOLVED, that Deborah Knight be co-opted as a Member of the Education Board for a term ending July 2022.

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4.

Appointment of Company Member and Trustee of the City of London Academies Trust

The Chairman to be heard.

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Minutes:

The Chairman was heard regarding the appointment of a Company Member and Sponsor Trustee for the City of London Academies Trust in his stead, given he was unable to take up those roles given the conflict with his role on the Mossbourne Federation.

 

The Chairman referred Members to the note of the inquorate meeting of the Nominations Sub (Education Board) Committee held on 15 February 2018 at Item 23 at which a skills audit submitted by Deputy Clare James had been submitted for consideration. The Chairman noted that Deputy James was in his view a strong candidate for appointment given her experience as elected member of the City of London Corporation and experience of the City’s role in education, not least her role as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the City of London School for Girls.  

 

RESOLVED, that Deputy Clare James be appointed as Company Member and Sponsor Trustee of the City of London Academies Trust in the room of Henry Colthurst, for a term equivalent to Henry Colthurst’s service as Chairman of the Education Board.

 

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5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To agree the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 9 November 2017.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that the public minutes and summary of the meeting held on 9 November 2017 be approved as a correct record.

 

Matters Arising

Academies Development Programme Update

The City of London Academies Trust Chief Executive Officer (COLAT CEO) noted that Newham Collegiate Sixth had become a City of London Academy on 1 December 2017 and Highbury Grove had become a City of London Academy on 1 January 2018. He added that a new contractor had been appointed for Galleywall Primary.

 

SGOSS Funding

The Chairman noted that SGOSS was now Governors for Schools (GFS) and that he had been appointed to the GFS Board. In response to a question from a Member, he agreed that there was scope to ensure GFS was aligned with the work undertaken in education by the Livery.

 

 

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6.

Minutes of the Education Charity Sub-Committee Meeting held on 21 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To receive the minutes of the Education Charity Sub-Committee meeting held on 21 November 2017.

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Minutes:

The public minutes and summary of the meeting of the Education Charity Sub (Education Board) Committee meeting held on 21 November 2017 were received.

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7.

Note of the Inquorate Meeting of the Nominations Sub-Committee held on 15 February 2018 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive the Note of the Inquorate Meeting of the Nominations Sub-Committee held on 15 February 2018.

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Minutes:

The public note and summary of the inquorate meeting of the Nominations Sub (Education Board) Committee meeting held on 15 February 2018 was received.

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8.

Revised Eligibility Criteria for the City Educational Trust Fund and the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Report of the Chief Grants Officer.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Chief Grants Officer regarding revised eligibility criteria for the City Educational Trust Fund and the City of London Corporation Combined Education Charity.

 

RESOLVED, that Members

 

·         approve the amended eligibility criteria for the Charities;

 

·         approve the dates for the next deadline of the Education and Employment theme of the Central Grants Programme.

 

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9.

Scoping themes for the Education, Culture and Skills Strategy pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding scoping themes for the Education, Culture and Skills Strategy and the following points were made.

 

·         The Strategic Education, Culture and Skills Director noted that factors underpinning the emerging themes included the desire to encompass the entire Family of City Schools, including co-sponsored academies and schools with which the City had a shared heritage; being more explicit regarding what a City School ethos was; going above and beyond Ofsted Outstanding; improving links between school, employment and lifelong learning; ensuring the City’s cultural offer was meaningful and accessible; clarifying the governance of the City’s education and governance offer; and ensuring the City played its part in ensuring young people were equipped with skills for the future.

 

·         A Member requested that three observations be fed into the emerging themes. First, associated schools such as Christ’s Hospital and King Edward’s School should be factored into the Family of School and informed of how they could collaborate with the City’s overall education offer. Second, thought should be given to how technology and digitisation could be factored into the cultural strand, including collaboration with City tech companies. Third, the emerging strategy should acknowledge that education was a crowded space and the City’s approach be tailored accordingly – the various actors should be identified and partnerships with them developed. Overall, the strategy should harness the convening power of the City of London Corporation.

 

·         A Member commented that the City’s approach to education should seek to broaden equality of opportunity for all students.

 

·         A Member requested that the language around the Culture Mile be made more consistent. He also noted that the Guildhall School of Music and Drama had started developing a strong digital skills offering.

 

·          A Member commented that the final iteration of the

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10.

Annual Review of Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Town Clerk regarding the annual review of the Board’s terms of reference and the following points were made.

 

·         Members agreed that the Board should meet on six occasions per year, consisting of five formal meeting and an annual Board Away Day.

 

·         Members agreed that the commentary on the Family of Schools could be updated to reflect the extended interpretation of Family Schools.

 

RESOLVED, that

 

·         the terms of reference and frequency of meetings be agreed as per comments made by Members.

 

·         any further changes required in the lead up to the Court’s appointment of Committees be delegated to the Town Clerk in consultation with the Chairman and Deputy Chairman.

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11.

Report on Action Taken pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Town Clerk regarding action taken since the last meeting.

 

RESOLVED, that the report be received.

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12.

Academy Expansion Programme - Shoreditch Park Primary School Due Diligence Report

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members agreed to vary the order of items on the agenda so that Item 21 (Academy Expansion Programme – Shoreditch Park Primary School Due Diligence) be considered next.

 

RESOLVED – That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

 

The Board returned to public session at the conclusion of this item.

 

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13.

Additional Funding for City Academies Update pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered an update report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding additional funding for City academies and the following points were made.

 

·         In response to question, the Education, Culture and Skills Director replied that the funding was for specific programmes and that a full evaluation of funding outcomes would be submitted to the Board in September 2018.

 

·         A Member expressed the hope that music programmes made available by the additional funding promoted progress in music, rather than simply taster sessions.

 

 

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14.

Education Activities Update pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered an update report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding Education Activities and the following points were made.

 

·         In response to a question, the Education Policy Officer noted that the CISI Fundamentals of Finance Level 2 Course was in its pilot year and had the potential to be expanded next year subject to evaluation.

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15.

Education Strategy Action Plan with Budget allocations pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding the Education Strategy Action Plan with Budget Allocations and the following points were made.

 

·         The Chairman welcomed the format of the report but suggested the template outlining budget allocations could be amended to give greater clarity. He agreed to meet with the Education, Culture and Skills Director outside of the meeting to discuss his thoughts further ahead of future reporting to the Board.

 

·         In response to a comment from a Member regarding the overall education spending envelope of the City of London Corporation, the Education, Culture and Skills Director agreed that a full assessment of the funding envelope an overdue item of work which was largely due to its complexity – any assessment would also need to incorporate the in-kind work done by the City. Members requested that this item of work be added to the Board’s Actions Sheet going forward.

 

 

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16.

Education Budget Update for 2017/18 Financial Year pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered an update report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding the budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

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17.

Culture Mile Learning Update pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Minutes:

Members considered a joint update report of the Managing Director, Barbican Centre and Managing Director, Guildhall School of Music and Drama regarding Culture Mile Learning.

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18.

City of London Academies Trust (04504128) Governor Appointments Update pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding appointment of governors to the City of London Academies Trust (04504128).

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19.

Roles of the City of London Corporation as Sponsor and City of London Academies Trust (04504128) pdf icon PDF 364 KB

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding the Roles of the City of London Corporation as Sponsor and City of London Academies Trust (04504128) and the following points were made.

 

·         In response to a question, the Comptroller and City Solicitor clarified that the Sponsor was only consulted on the appointment of the Chief Executive of the City of London Academies Trust as the appointment itself was a matter for the Trustees of the Trust itself.

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20.

Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Board

Minutes:

Role of Governors in City of London Academy Capital Programmes

In response to a question from a Member, the Education, Culture and Skills Director agreed to bring a report to a future meeting of the Board regarding the role of governors in City of London Academy Capital Programmes.  

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21.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

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22.

Exclusion of the Public

MOTION - That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

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23.

Non-Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2017.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2017 be approved as a correct record.

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24.

Non-Public Note of the Inquorate Meeting of the Nominations Sub-Committee held on 15 February 2018

To receive the Non-Public Note of the Inquorate Meeting of the Nominations Sub-Committee held on 15 February 2018.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED, that the non-public note of the inquorate meeting of the Nominations Sub (Education Board) Committee meeting held on 15 February 2018 be received.

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25.

Mental Health Provision Update

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered an update report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding mental health provision in the Family of City Schools.

 

Aldermen The Lord Mountevans, Estlin and Russell left at this point of the meeting.

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26.

City of London Schools Examination Results and Targets

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding City of London Schools examination results and targets.

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27.

City of London Academy Schools Scrutiny Meetings

Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services regarding City of London Academy Schools Scrutiny Meetings.

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28.

City of London School for Girls Outreach Report

Report of the Headmistress.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Headmistress of the City of London School for Girls regarding Outreach.

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29.

Outreach Report - City of London Freemen's School

Report of the Headmaster.

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Minutes:

Members considered a report of the Headmaster of the City of London Freemen’s School regarding Outreach.

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30.

Non Public Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Board

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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31.

Any Other Business that the Chairman Considers Urgent and which the Committee Agree Should be Considered Whilst the Public are Excluded

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

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