Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning Committee Minutes

Date:
Friday 3 February 2017
Time:
10:30am
Place:
Council Offices, English Street, Dumfries

Attendance Details

Members:
Jeff Leaver (Chairman) - Lochar
David J McKie (Vice-Chairman) - North West Dumfries
Ian Blake - Abbey
Richard Brodie - Annandale South
Rob Davidson - Abbey
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Denis R Male - Annandale East and Eskdale
Jim McClung - Wigtown West
Jim McColm - Mid Galloway
Ronnie Nicholson - North West Dumfries
Willie Scobie - Stranraer and North Rhins
Davie Stitt - Abbey
Ted Thompson - Lochar
Alastair Witts - Nith
Robert McQuistan - Church Representative
Jeanette Wilson - Church Representative
Robert Finchley-Simpson - Secondary Teacher Representative
George Jamieson - Parent Council Representative (Secondary)
Officials:
Colin Grant - Director Children Young People & Lifelong Learning
Gillian Brydson - Head of Education
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Claire Renton - Strategic Lead for Physical Learning Environments
Colin Pentland - Finance Officer
Mark Malloy - Young People Manager
Richard Grieveson - Head of Lifelong Learning and Wellbeing
Chris Wood-Gee - Team Leader Energy & Sustainability
Apologies:
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Jim H Dempster - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Ivor A Hyslop - Lochar
Colin Wyper - Dee
Rev William R McFadden - Church Representative
Mel McGill - Parent Council Representative (Primary)
Item Number Item/Description
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

19 members present and 9 apologies

2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

NONE declared

3 MINUTE OF MEETING OF 12 DECEMBER 2016

Decision

 

APPROVED

4 EARLY LEARNING AND CHILDCARE PLANNING FOR THE EXPANSION TOWARDS 1140 HOURS BY 2020/21 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Decision

NOTED


4.1 that the commitment of the 600 hours will be completed by the end of session 2016/17 as detailed in paragraphs 3.1 - 3.4 of the report;

4.2 the Education Services Management Team and the COSLA Early Learning and Childcare Blueprint Consultation response as detailed in paragraph 3.5 of the report;

4.3 the submission presented to Government for trial operational funding project which was successful as outlined in paragraph 3.8of the report;

4.4 the pilot capital submission as set out in paragraph 3.9 of the report;

4.5 PROVIDED comment on the national project delivery timelines for 1140 hours and AGREED for Officers to further develop local plans in response to this as detailed in paragraph 3.5;

 

AGREED

4.6 to the principal of officers exploring and presenting to the March Committee a phase one of the implementation of the 1140 hours and the impact of prioritising spending from the asset class. As set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report
 

4.7 that Officers present an update report at the March Committee regarding the detail of phase 1 and the funding requirement as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report : and

4.8 to receive regular updates at this Committee on national and local developments as detailed in paragraph 3.11 of the report.

 

5 UPDATE ON WORK IN RELATION TO LOW UTILISATION SCHOOLS - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Decision

NOTED

5.1 the engagement by Officers with low utilisation schools as detailed at 3.5 of the report.

5.2 the updated list of low utilisation schools updated from census October 2016 as detailed in the Appendix of the report; and

AGREED

5.3 to receive a report back to this Committee in 2018 to provide an update progress as set out in 3.9 of the report.
 

6 DUMFRIES LEARNING TOWN - PROJECT UPDATE THE BRIDGE - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Decision

NOTED

6.1 the progress with this project in progressing the pre-construction phase of this project; and

AGREED

6.2 to receive a presentation on the latest designs for the project; and

6.3 to delegate authority to the Director of Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning and the Head of Legal and Democratic Services to execute on behalf of the Council the Design and Build Development Agreement between Dumfries and Galloway Council and Hub South West Scotland Ltd and associated documentation for the Bridge project subject to costs being within agreed funding allocations as detailed in paragraph 3.3.
 

7 COMMISSIONING OF YOUTH WORK SERVICES: APRIL 2017 - MARCH 2020 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

ADJOURNMENT OF MEETING - the meeting adjourned at 12:15pm and reconvened at 12:25pm with 17 Members present being:-

Richard Brodie, Rob Davidson, Andy Ferguson, Robert Fitchley-Simpson, Jeff Leaver, Denis Male, Gail MacGregor, David McKie, Jim McColm, Jim McClung, Robert McQuinstan,  Ronnie Nicholson, Willie Scobie, David Stitt, Ted Thompson, Jeanette Wilson and Alastair Witts

 

Decision
 

7.1 NOTED the arrangements for commissioning youth work services as detailed in 3.1-3.8; and
 

7.2 AGREED the youth work commissions as detailed in 4.1 & appendices 1,2 & 3


MEMBERS -Richard Brodie, Denis Male, Robert McQuinstan, Jeanette Wilson, Robert Fitchley-Simpson left the meeting - 12  members present.
 

8 CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING SERVICES - REVENUE BUDGET MONITORING REPORT 2016/17 - FOR THE PERIOD ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2016 - REPORT BY DIRECTOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Decision

NOTED

8.1 that based on the position as at the end of December 2016, Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning (CYPLL) Services are projected to underspend by (£65k) against the 2016/17 agreed budget;

8.2 the progress against the delivery of the agreed savings applied to the 2016/17 CYPLL Services budget as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report; and

8.3 progress against the delivery of the agreed Policy Development allocations applied to the 2016/17 CYPLL Services budget as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report.

MEMBERS - Ian Blake, Jim Dempster and Gail Macgregor left - 9 Members Present
 

9 ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED URGENT BY THE CHAIRMAN DUE TO THE NEED FOR A DECISION

NOTED that there was no business deemed urgent by the Chairman due to the need for a decision.

10 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (SCOTLAND) ACT 1973

Decision

 

AGREED the adoption of a resolution to exclude the public from the meeting in terms of Section 50a (4) of paragraph 8 of Part 1 Schedule 7a to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973

EXEMPT
11 PPP SCHOOLS - RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY PLAN - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Summary of Report

 

In January 2008, the Council signed a contract with e4d&g Project Co. Ltd. (e4d&g) where e4d&g would construct and maintain schools from August 2009 to August 2039. This report seeks to obtain Members’ agreement for the installation of new renewable energy and energy saving technologies in the PPP schools.

 

Decision

NOTED
the contents of the report and AGREED to submit a further report to the Policy and Resources Committee.