Local democracy during coronavirus

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates for more information on meetings and decisions.

Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Remote Meeting

Contact: Michelle Bennett  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

6.

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:

At this point in the meeting, 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 of the agenda.

7.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 16 March 2020.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 16 March 2020 be approved and then signed by the Executive Member at a later date.

8.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at remote meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 4:00pm on Friday 7 August 2020.

 

To register to speak please contact Democratic Services, on the details at the foot of the agenda. You will then be advised on the procedures for dialling into the remote meeting.

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

 

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The remote public meeting can be viewed live and on demand at www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates (www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy ) for more information on meetings and decisions.

 

 

Minutes:

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

 

 

9.

York Learning - Strategic / Service Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 230 KB

The Executive Member will consider a report which presents York Learning’s position for the academic year 20/21, offers clear areas for development and highlights areas of provision that continue to grow and demonstrate success. Points of challenge and insecurity are also noted.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: The Executive Member approved the York Learning

Strategic / Service Plan 2019/20.

 

Reason:     To help monitor the service and ensure sound

governance arrangement for York Learning Services.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that set out York Learning’s position for the academic year 20/21.  The report offered clear areas for development and highlighted areas of provision that continue to grow and demonstrate success.  Points of challenge and insecurity were also noted.

The Assistant Director of Communities and Culture along with the Joint Executive Head of Service – York Learning, were in attendance to present the report and respond to questions.

 

Matters arising during discussion of this item included:

·        The service had adapted quickly in response to the challenges in relation to coronavirus sanctions.  Learning could no longer be delivered in a classroom face to face environment.  There had therefore been a shift towards providing online learning.  Staff, tutors and learners had risen to this challenge.

·        The Executive Member thanked officers for monitoring the potential impact that devolution may have to existing funding streams. 

·        It was reported that upcoming job fares were being arranged either online or with appropriate socially distance arrangements.

·        Officers had been successful in securing a bid for laptops, tablet and smartphone devices which would be allocated to those experiencing digital exclusion.  Officers mentioned a related project to re-condition technical devices to give to those digitally excluded.

·        The Executive Member was pleased to note the continued improvement in success rates in those programmes that were at risk of falling below minimum standards, in particular apprenticeships.  The ESFA had been positive about the improvements made coronavirus sanctions were put in place and had been assured that any previous concerns had been addresses.

 

Resolved: The Executive Member approved the York Learning

Strategic / Service Plan 2019/20.

 

Reason:     To help monitor the service and ensure sound

governance arrangement for York Learning Services.

 

 

 

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