Children, Families & Schools Committee



Date:             11 September 2023

Time:             4.00pm

Venue:          Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3                        3BQ

Members:      Councillors: Helliwell (Joint Chair), Taylor (Joint Chair), Hamilton (Deputy Chair), Shanks (Opposition Spokesperson), Allen, Daniel, Goddard, Mistry, Goldsmith and Hogan


                            Co-optees: Lesley Hurst (Diocesian Assistant Director of Education)                        and Simon Parr (Catholic Diocese)


                       Non-Voting Co-optees: Adam Muirhead (Community Works Rep)                         and Becky Robinson (PaCC)


Contact:        Emma Thomson

Democratic Services Officer

01273 291077












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Date of Publication – Friday 1 September 2023



Part One                                                                                                                                       Page



14       Procedural Business



(a)         Declarations of Substitutes:  Where councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same political group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.


(b)         Declarations of Interest: 


(a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

(b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

(c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


In each case, you need to declare

(i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

(ii)      the nature of the interest; and

(iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.


(c)          Exclusion of Press and Public:  To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.


Note:  Any item appearing in Part Two of the agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the press and public. A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls and on-line in the Constitution at part 7.1.





15       Minutes

7 - 12


To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2023.





16       Chairs Communications





17       Call Over



(a)          Items 21 – 24 will be read out at the meeting and Members invited to reserve the items for consideration.


(b)          Those items not reserved will be taken as having been received and the reports’ recommendations agreed.





18       Public Involvement

13 - 14


To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:


(a)          Petitions: To receive any petitions presented by members of the public;


(b)         Written Questions: To receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on 5 September 2023;

i. Sharing curriculum materials with parents – Gary Vallier


(c)          Deputations: To receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 5 September 2023.





19       Items referred from Council



To consider items referred from the last meeting of Full Council held on 20 July 2023.





20       Member Involvement

15 - 16


To consider the following matters raised by Members:


(d)         Petitions: To receive any petitions;


(e)         Written Questions: To consider any written questions;

            i. Cllr Shanks - Primary school places

            ii. Cllr Goldsmith - Refurbishment work at the Hive 

            iii. Cllr Goldsmith - Holiday provision for children with             disabilities


(f)           Letters: To consider any letters;


(g)         Notices of Motion: To consider any Notices of Motion referred from Full Council or submitted directly to the Committee.





21       Protected Characteristics for Care Experienced Young People

17 - 24


Report of the Executive Director – Families, Children & Learning.



Contact Officer:

Anna Gianfrancesco

Tel: 01273 293966



Ward Affected:

All Wards






22       Proposal for the future delivery of After School Clubs for children and young people with a disability

25 - 58


Report of the Executive Director – Families, Children & Learning.



Contact Officer:

Georgina Clarke-Green






23       Strategic Risk 15 Annual Progress Update

59 - 74


Report of the Executive Director – Families, Children & Learning.



Contact Officer:

Carolyn Bristow

Tel: 01273 291288





24       Proposals for the future of Hertford Infant and Hertford Junior Schools

75 - 82


Report of the Executive Director – Families, Children & Learning.



Contact Officer:

Richard Barker

Tel: 01273 290732



Ward Affected:

All Wards






25       Items referred for Full Council



To consider items to be submitted to the 19 October 2023 Council meeting for information.












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Further information

For further details and general enquiries about this meeting contact Emma Thomson, (01273 291077, email or email


Webcasting notice

This meeting may be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website.  At the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm if all or part of the meeting is being filmed.  You should be aware that the Council is a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998.  Data collected during this web cast will be retained in accordance with the Council’s published policy.


Therefore, by entering the meeting room and using the seats in the chamber you are deemed to be consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings for the purpose of web casting and/or Member training.  If members of the public do not wish to have their image captured, they should sit in the public gallery area.


Access notice

The Public Gallery is situated on the first floor of the Town Hall and is limited in size but does have 2 spaces designated for wheelchair users.  The lift cannot be used in an emergency.  Evac Chairs are available for self-transfer and you are requested to inform Reception prior to going up to the Public Gallery.  For your own safety please do not go beyond the Ground Floor if you are unable to use the stairs.

Please inform staff on Reception of this affects you so that you can be directed to the Council Chamber where you can watch the meeting or if you need to take part in the proceedings e.g. because you have submitted a public question.




Fire & emergency evacuation procedure

If the fire alarm sounds continuously, or if you are instructed to do so, you must leave the building by the nearest available exit.  You will be directed to the nearest exit by council staff.  It is vital that you follow their instructions:

·         You should proceed calmly; do not run and do not use the lifts;

·         Do not stop to collect personal belongings;

·         Once you are outside, please do not wait immediately next to the building, but move some distance away and await further instructions; and

·         Do not re-enter the building until told that it is safe to do so