Agenda

Education and Local Economy Scrutiny Commission
Wednesday 27 January 2021 6.30 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 meeting.

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

Items
No. Item

PART A OPEN BUSINESS

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APOLOGIES

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NOTIFICATION OF ANY ITEMS OF BUSINESS WHICH THE CHAIR DEEMS URGENT

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DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS AND DISPENSATIONS

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MINUTES

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CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES AND EDUCATION THROUGH COVID

    Following on from the deputy leader cabinet member for children, young people and schools on council activity in respect of children returning to school and the hearing from young people and headteachers on their experience of children returning to school and impact of covid-19 on education – the commission will hear further evidence from:

     

    Children/young people from Anima Youth - a community interest company, initially established to support girls and young women but widened to support young men as well in relation to mental health and career guidance.

     

     

    Matt Jones, chair of SASH (Southwark Association of Secondary Headteachers) has also provided a brief written submission updating the chair on the current needs of secondary schools).

     

    Matt has reported that Southwark secondary schools are generally well resourced in terms of laptops, but that there are up to 4 schools that would benefit from an additional 30-40 laptops each (this has been communicated to the relevant cabinet member).  In relation to mental health, the headteachers had generally found that students who were known to social services, CAMHS or ‘presenting’ with issues before Covid-19 are presenting in a more acute way since school closures.  He has advised that as a community they will need additional therapists and family support professionals to work with the children and the families affected.

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REVITALISATION OF HIGH STREETS AND TOWN CENTRES - SCRUTINY REVIEW (SESSION TWO)

    Following on from the scrutiny review preparations and briefing from the cabinet member for Jobs, Culture and Skills on the development of the proposed plan for revitalisation of high streets and town centres at the last meeting, the following have been invited to give evidence to inform the scrutiny review:

     

    ·  Nick Plumb - Power to Change an independent charitable trust that supports and develops community businesses in England

    ·  Ben Stephenson – Placemaking Consultant, High Street Task Force expert and BIDs advisor

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RESPONSE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EDUCATION AND BUSINESS SCRUTINY COMMISSION REPORT ON PROCUREMENT : ACCESSIBILITY AND SOCIAL VALUE JULY 2020 [CABINET REPORT]

8.

UPDATE ON FAIRER FUTURE PROCUREMENT FRAMEWORK [CABINET REPORT]

9.

EDUCATION AND LOCAL ECONOMY SCRUTINY COMMISSION WORK PROGRAMME 2020-21

10.

DIGITAL NHS STATISTICS - CHILDREN WITH PROBABLE MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER

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.