Education Committee Minutes

Date:
Thursday 24 March 2016
Time:
1:15pm
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
Ian Carruthers - Annandale South
Karen Carruthers - Annandale East and Eskdale
Andy Ferguson - North West Dumfries
Gail Macgregor - Annandale North
Denis R Male - Annandale East and Eskdale
John Martin - Nith
Jim McClung - Wigtown West
Jim McColm - Mid Galloway
Ronnie Nicholson - North West Dumfries
Ted Thompson - Lochar
Alastair Witts - Nith
Robert McQuistan - Church Representative
Mel McGill - Parent Council Representative (Primary)
Officials:
Colin Grant - Director Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning
Clare Renton - Strategic Lead of Physical Learning Environments
Lucy Irons-Young - Governance Officer
Apologies:
Rob Davidson - Abbey
Jim H Dempster - Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Peter Diggle - Annandale North
Graham Nicol - Mid Galloway
Davie Stitt - Abbey
Colin Wyper - Dee
Robert Fritchley-Simpson - Secondary Teacher Representative
Elaine Dennis - Primary Teacher Representative
George Jamieson - Parent Council Representative (Secondary)
Rev William R McFadden - Church Representative
Canon Robin Paisley - Church Representative
Item Number Item/Description Action
PUBLIC
1 SEDERUNT AND APOLOGIES

17 Members present, 11 apologies.

 
2 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

NONE declared

 
3 STATUTORY CONSULTATION - DROCHDUIL PRIMARY SCHOOL, DUNRAGIT - REPORT BY DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Decision

 

NOTED

 

3.1   the contents of the Statutory Consultation report on the proposed closure of Drochduil Primary School;

 

3.2   the final three public consultations ended on Friday 18 March 2016 and that at the time of writing this report, there are no representations received;

 

AGREED

 

3.3   that Officers provided an update at this Committee on the outcome from the public consultation to enable Members to make a decision;

 

3.4   to implement the proposal to close Drochduil Primary School and realignment of the catchment with Castle Kennedy Primary School;

 

3.5  that the Director of Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning should notify Scottish Ministers of the decision at 2.4 within 6 working days of this Committee, in accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010; and

 

3.6   this Committee RECOGNISE the hard work involved during this process by the Head Teacher, Staff and Children of Drochduil Primary.

Director Education Services

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

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

 

Action Details

ItemDetail
3 Action by Director Education Services - Letter to Scottish Government on the 29 March 2016