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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The Frank Green Room - 2nd Floor, West Offices (S015). View directions

Contact: Fiona Young  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests;

·        any prejudicial interests;

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member confirmed that he had no personal interests not included on the Register of Interests, nor any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests, to declare in the business on the agenda.

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session – Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Tourism held on 18 March 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session of the Executive Member for Culture, Leisure & Tourism held on 18 March 2019 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

3.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting, members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. The deadline for registering is 5.00pm on Friday, 19 July 2019.  Members of the public can speak on agenda items or matters within the Executive Member’s remit.

 

To register to speak please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting, on the details at the foot of the agenda.

 

Filming, Recording or Webcasting Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this meeting may be filmed and webcast,or recorded, including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The broadcast can be viewed at http://www.york.gov.uk/webcasts or, if recorded, this will be uploaded onto the Council’s website following the meeting.

 

Residents are welcome to photograph, film or record Councillors and Officers at all meetings open to the press and public. This includes the use of social media reporting, i.e. tweeting.  Anyone wishing to film, record or take photos at any public meeting should contact the Democracy Officer (contact details are at the foot of this agenda) in advance of the meeting.

 

The Council’s protocol on Webcasting, Filming & Recording of Meetings ensures that these practices are carried out in a manner both respectful to the conduct of the meeting and all those present.  It can be viewed at

 

https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/file/11406/protocol_for_webcasting_filming_and_recording_of_council_meetings_20160809

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been no registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

4.

York Learning - Strategic / Service Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

This report sets out the strategic direction of York Learning and presents a one year service / business plan for the academic year commencing in September 2019. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  That the York Learning Strategic Plan 2019/20 attached as Annex 1 to the report be approved.

 

Reason:     To provide a sound governance arrangement for York Learning Services.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report which provided an overview of the York Learning service and some of the opportunities and challenges it faced, and sought approval for the 2019/20 Strategic Plan for the service.  The Plan, attached as Annex 1 to the report, set out detailed actions to achieve the ambitions of the service over the academic year beginning in September 2019.  Influenced by a rigorous self-assessment process, it had already been through an internal service consultation with senior managers.

 

Officers at the meeting drew attention to a number of matters identified within the Plan, in particular:

·        The £50k grant received from Shine for work on the Social Mobility Project (p.8 of the agenda papers)

·        Action being taken to mitigate a funding shortfall on the 16-18 full time learning programme and continuing issues with the Apprenticeships offer (p.11)

·        Progress on agreeing a strategy for future collaborative working with North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) (p.13)

·        The need for further funding to book venues for future jobs fairs (p.13).

 

In response to questions from the Executive Member, it was confirmed that:

·        Developing the service’s Information and Guidance (IAG) and Wellbeing offer (p.11) would help learners find places on the right courses, by providing a pathway for charities and individuals to access specialist advice.

·        Partnership working with NYCC had proved a positive step, enabling both organisations to benefit from shared resources.

 

Resolved:  That the York Learning Strategic Plan 2019/20 attached as Annex 1 to the report be approved.

 

Reason:     To provide a sound governance arrangement for York Learning Services.

 

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