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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Professor Geoff Crossick and Michael Hoffman.

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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.

Public Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To agree the public minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the public minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018 be approved as a correct record.

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4.

Skills Survey pdf icon PDF 56 KB

Report of the Town Clerk.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Town Clerk on the Skills Survey.

 

With regard to the vacancies existing for co-opted and common councilmen Board members, the Principal confirmed that she had discussed possible co-opted member candidates with the Chairman. The Deputy Chairman commented that the Principal would be the best source for identifying appropriate Board members where a skills gap was evident but that for common councilmen, although it would be possible to indicate that the Board was looking for particular skills, the final decision on those elected rested with the Court of Common Council. Members noted the Principal’s view that prospective Board members be provided with a ‘position description’ that would give them a pointer to what would be expected of them.      

 

It was noted that Professor Crossick’s previously circulated view was that it should be ensured that there is a small number of Members (1 to 3) with a high score (4 or 5) in all that is regarded as necessary for the Board’s ability to discharge its processes. The Committee then proceeded to examine the results of the survey, to rank the categories in order of importance and to identify the important skill areas that appeared currently deficient. A Member made the point that the survey was subjective in that the Board had been asked to rank their skills against each category and that personal views on how highly to score would differ. Members were generally of the opinion that, in future, greater explanation was required for categories along with revisions to the personal 1 to 5 grading system. A Member put forward the view that a description of what a Board member considered the role of a Governor to be would be useful.

 

Debate continued and the Committee decided that a skills category ranking of

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5.

Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

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6.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.

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7.

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 Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act.

                                                                                     

 

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Minutes:

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

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8.

Non Public Minutes

To agree the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018.

 

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – That the non-public minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018 be approved as a correct record.

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9.

Non Public Questions on matters relating to the work of the Committee

Minutes:

There were no questions.

 

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10.

Any other business that the Chairman considers urgent and which the Board agree should be considered whilst the public are excluded

Minutes:

The Committee informally noted the Principal’s proposed amendments to the Instrument and Articles of Government of the School to be submitted to the Board at its May 2019 meeting.

 

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