Chaired by Cllr McAlmont, also Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Topics to be reviewed to June 2020:
OFSTED Improvement - ongoing updates to be given to the Commission over 2019-20
Corporate Parenting/Leaving Care - to review service improvements since the inspection and ahead of the Ofsted monitoring visit
SEND (Special Education Needs and Disabled) - to review best practice within this service and understand how practice can influence other service areas, ahead of the joint inspection by Ofsted and CQC. To support in preparing a self-evaluation form.
Children's Health Services 0-19 - to review best practice within this service and understand how practice can influence other service areas.
Finance - to investigate the main reasons for overspending in Children’s Services, as well as the approach to budget setting in light of consistent overspending over the years.
Pupil Referral Unit review/Exclusions - to consider performance, outcomes and issues for young people at the Pupil Referral Unit.
Early Years Provision – Maintained Nurseries - to review the organisational structure of provisions.
In-Depth Topics – Corporate Parenting, SEND, and Children’s Health 0-19.