Agenda

Education and Business Scrutiny Commission
Monday 20 July 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Online/Virtual. Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting. Please contact FitzroyAntonio.Williams@southwark.gov.uk for a link to the online meeting.

Contact: Email: Everton.roberts@southwark.gov.uk  020 7525 7221

Items
No. Item

Part A - OPEN BUSINESS

1.

Apologies

2.

Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent.

3.

Disclosure of Interests and Dispensations.

4.

Minutes

5.

Children Returning to School - Council Activity, Interview with Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care

    To receive an update from Councillor Jasmine Ali, Cabinet Member for Children, Schools and Adult Care on council activity in respect of oversight and role in relation to children returning to school (social distancing, safety of children and teachers).

     

    The cabinet member has been asked to provide their perspective and information on the following:

     

    ·  Plans for children catching up and for the September re-start more generally;

    ·  Support for vulnerable children who aren’t going to school;

    ·  Support for children not able to access education;

    ·  Ensuring that there is not a disproportionate effect on vulnerable children, including those in alternative provision;

    ·  Estimated results and how we’re ensuring they don’t negatively affect BAME and poorer children.

6.

Resilience for the Business Community - Council Activity, Interview with Cabinet Member for Jobs, Business and Innovation

    To receive an update from Councillor Stephanie Cryan, Cabinet Member for Jobs, Business and Innovation in respect of intended council activity to support broader resilience for the business community in light of Covid-19 (lockdown, easement of restrictions and social distancing).

     

    The cabinet member has been asked to provide their perspective and information on the following:

     

    ·  The broader economic downturn and Brexit;

    ·  The Council’s emergency response (council grants, distribution of central government grants);

    ·  The broad local economy response to severe business need;

    ·  Sector specific response by the Council e.g. hospitality and other particularly vulnerable sectors, the high street;

    ·  Detailed view on rate of business failure / shrinkage and initial Council response.

    Supporting documents:

7.

Education: Exclusions and alternative provision - Report of the Education and Business Scrutiny Commission

8.

Procurement: Accessibility and Social Value - Report of the Education and Business Scrutiny Commission

9.

Work Programme 2020/21

Discussion of any other open items as notified at the start of the meeting.

Part B - CLOSED BUSINESS

Discussion of any closed items as notified at the start of the meeting and accepted by the chair as urgent.