Information about the role of the sub-committee, who sits on it, who chairs the sub committee, when the meetings are, what Ofsted meetings are, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, what topics are being scrutinised and how and when can you view the agenda and minutes.
The role of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee is to review the general policies and performance of the council and external organisations in relation to the following areas:
The sub-committee also scrutinises individual decisions taken by the Cabinet in the above areas and monitors the council's performance in the above areas.
The subcommittee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.
The council carries out an election to appoint two parent governors to sit on the Sub-committee, one to represent the primary sector and one to represent the secondary sector. Those elected are appointed for a four year period.
Having parent governors on the sub-committee ensures that parents of children at schools have an apolitical voice on local education matters and can hold the council to account for education policy and decision-making. It is an important distinction to note that although elected by parent governors, the role is to represent parents and not governors.
Young people are involved as and when appropriate by the sub-committee when visiting schools or by inviting young people to participate in specific meetings and topics.
Meetings are chaired by Councillor Harold.
The sub-committee receives copies of all reports following Ofsted inspections of schools within the East Riding of Yorkshire. The sub-committee decides which schools it would like to invite to attend its meetings. The Headteacher and Chair of Governors of those schools are invited to attend, to discuss the outcome of their Ofsted inspection. If a school is not invited to attend a meeting, the sub-committee considers their report and writes to the schools regarding the outcome of their inspection.
Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such, situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.
Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.
Under certain circumstances members of the public may be permitted to speak. For more information on this please contact a member of the Overview and Scrutiny Team:
Telephone: (01482) 393205
Yes. The Council welcomes suggestions from members of the public for items for scrutiny.
To suggest a topic please contact the Overview and Scrutiny Team:
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Democratic Services Overview and Scrutiny County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
The document below details the topics to be scrutinised by the sub-committee this year. Please note that the work programme is subject to change.
Children and Young People Work Programme (pdf 118kb opens in new window)
Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.
Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.
Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.
Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the Senior Committee Manager, Alison Finn:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: (01482) 393204
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Democratic Services County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
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