Agenda item - Moulsecoomb Primary School Survey of Parental Views

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Moulsecoomb Primary School Survey of Parental Views

Report of the Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning (copy attached)

 

Contact Officer:        Richard Barker,                                         Tel: 01273 290732

                                 Head of School Organisation

                                  

Wards affected:        All Wards

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the ballot of parents/carers taking place at Moulsecoomb Primary School be noted by the Committee.

2.    That an update, including the full results of the ballot, along with details regarding the progression of the academy order at Moulsecoomb Primary School be brought to the next Children, Young People & Skills Committee.

Minutes:

19.1    The Head of School Organisation gave a brief overview of the Mouselcoomb Primary School Survey of Parental Views which informed the committee of the arrangements for managing the ballot of parents/ carers at Moulsecoomb Primary School in response to the issuing of an academy order by the Secretary of State.

 

19.2    Councillor Clare proposed an amendment that there be an addition to the recommendations that read as follows:

 

·         That an update, including the full results of the ballot, along with details regarding the progression of the academy at Moulsecoomb Primary School be brought to the next meeting of the Children, Young People and Skills Committee.

 

19.3    Councillor Nield seconded the amendment.

 

19.4    The Committee unanimously agreed to the amendment.

 

19.5    The Head of School Organisation stated that the ballot commenced on the day of Committee and that families will have received communication on this.

 

19.6    Councillor Simson enquired if consultees being made aware that the Secretary of State were making the decision and that the final result was not dependant on the outcome of the ballot.

 

19.7    The Head of School Organisation stated that schools were made aware of this in advance and that efforts would be made to confirm that such information was passed on to parents.

 

19.8    Councillor Brown noted that the ballot would be unlikely to change the mind of the Secretary of State and enquired when the academisation would begin following the Secretary of State’s decision.

 

19.9    The Head of Education Standards & Achievement stated noted that the academy order was already in place however the was no written timescale as to the academisation and no set of guidelines o nhow this would work.

 

19.10  The Executive Director for Families, Children & Learning stated that it was unlikely that a sponsor would be appointed before October. It was further clarified that BHCC could not liaise with the sponsor for 9 months following their confirmation.

 

19.11  Councillor McNair enquired if parents were given information regarding the technical and practical role of an academy.

 

19.12  The Head of School Organisation stated it was reasonable to expect that information had been made available to families.

 

19.13  RESOLVED:

 

1.    That the ballot of parents/carers taking place at Moulsecoomb Primary School be noted by the Committee.

2.      That an update, including the full results of the ballot, along with details regarding the progression of the academy order at Moulsecoomb Primary School be brought to the next Children, Young People & Skills Committee.

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