Report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services.
The Chairman moved to take item 22, Creative Enterprise and Innovation Research, at this point in the agenda.
Members received a report of the Director of Community & Children’s Services regarding the Culture Mile Creative Enterprises and Innovation Research. Sian Bird, Partnerships Manager (Culture Mile) introduced her report to the Board and provided Members with a booklet featuring the recommendations that came out of the research.
10.33 – Deputy Keith Bottomley left the meeting.
It was noted that the Education Board was playing its part in the work of the Culture Mile and was pleased to see work coming to fruition, as per its action plan.
A Member raised confusion over the numbering of some of the recommendations, which was unclear and different in different parts of the report and booklet hand-out.
A Member expressed concern over the disparity of what is taught in schools and what creative/fusion skills are being sought by employers. It was the role of the Education Board to continue to help address this.
10.52 – Tim Campbell left the meeting.