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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: The King Richard III Room (GO49) - West Offices. View directions

Contact: Louise Cook  Democracy Officer

Webcast: video recording

Items
No. Item

5.

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 he 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.

6.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 22 July 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 22 July 2019 be approved and signed by the Executive Member as a correct record.

7.

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 20 September 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 meeting under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.

8.

York Learning: Future Direction pdf icon PDF 159 KB

This report proposes a direction of travel for the future management arrangements of York Learning.

Decision:

Resolved:  That the direction of travel for York Learning, set out in paragraph 10 of the report, through collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council, be approved.

 

Reason:  To enhance the service’s ability to achieve its mission of ensuring that all learners have the skills and motivation to maximise their life chances and to maximise the level of resource directed to front-line services.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that proposed a direction of travel for the future management arrangements of York Learning. 

 

The Assistant Director of Communities and Culture was in attendance to give an update. He stated that York Learning was a successful Council service which focused primarily on helping York residents furthest from the job market to improve their confidence, self-esteem and employability skills.

 

It was noted that in the period leading up to the retirement of the Head of Service, who had also been seconded to support North Yorkshire County Council on a part time basis, the service had been investigating various operating models for future delivery.

 

The Executive Member noted that to allow the service to fund the level of management and deliver a capacity that was desirable in some key areas of its operation, greater collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council, by sharing equally between the two authorities a Head of Service and management roles, would encourage a model that was operationally robust and reasonably future proof.

 

The Executive Member thanked the Head of Service for his contribution to York Learning and wished him well in his retirement. He congratulated North Yorkshire County Council for securing an assessment of ‘Good’ under the Ofsted framework.

 

In answer to the Executive Members questions the Assistant Director highlighted the benefits of a joint management approach and confirmed that the two authorities were closely aligned in the way they wanted to manage, structure and deliver their services.

 

The Executive Member agreed that collaborating with North Yorkshire County Council was a positive direction for York Learning.

 

Resolved: That the direction of travel for York Learning, set out in paragraph 10 of the report, through collaboration with North Yorkshire County Council, be approved.

 

Reason:  To enhance the service’s ability to achieve its mission of ensuring that all learners have the skills and motivation to maximise their life chances and to maximise the level of resource directed to front-line services.

 

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