Venue: Committee Rooms CDE, Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX
|1.||Apologies for absence
There were apologies for absence from Councillor Kelly Braund, Councillor Agatha Mary Akyigyina and the co-opted representatives Colin Powell, Helen Forbes and Emma Lemon.
|2.||Declarations of pecuniary interest
There were no declarations of interest.
|3.||Minutes of the previous meeting PDF 60 KB
The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed as an accurate record
|4.||Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-24 PDF 51 KB
The Director of Public Health introduced and summarised the updated Health & Wellbeing Strategy for 2019-2024.
The Chair thanked the Director of Public Health and asked the Panel if they had any questions.
In response to Panel Members questions, the Director of Public Health clarified;
ACTIONS – The Director of Public Health agreed to;
UPDATE: The Director of Public Health has contacted the CCG for information.
UPDATE: The survey was undertaken by Age UK Merton and there were just under 300 responses.
UPDATE: Circulated via email on 04.07.19
|5.||Cabinet Member and Director: Key Challenges and issues for the coming year PDF 83 KB
The Director for Children, Schools and Families had supplied a written update and explained the report describes the entire business of the Children, Schools and Families department in ten main themes. Elements have been grouped together where possible and the departmental update at every meeting will also capture specific topics.
The Cabinet Member for Schools and Adult Education gave a verbal update on her priorities for the year ahead;
In response to a Member question, The Director of Children, Schools and Families explained that the School Standards report includes schools that cause concern and require improvement, but there is scope to add this information to the Department Update report when requested.
The Head of Performance, Policy and Partnerships provided an overview of the Mosaic system and offered a demonstration to any interested Panel Members.
ACTION: Members should register their interest with the Chair.
|6.||Department update Report PDF 109 KB
The Director for Children, Schools and Families summarised the key paragraphs.
The Panel were asked to note that the update had been redesigned for this year and includes subjects that the Panel were keen to hear about.
The Director for Children, Schools and Families will provide feedback on how many schools are included in Safer Merton’s planned Head Teacher meetings to discuss the best approaches to crime preventions, though it is anticipated that the invitation would have been extended to all schools.
The Chair thanked the Director of Children, Schools and Families for the update and approved the redesigned format for future meetings.
|7.||Performance Monitoring Report PDF 132 KB
The Vice Chair will continue as Performance Monitoring Lead and asked if any Panel members would like to be included in the performance monitoring pre-meets with the Head of Performance, Policy and Partnerships. Councillor Russell Makin requested to join.
ACTION: Scrutiny Officer to send calendar invites to Cllr Makin.
|8.||Setting the Work Programme 19/20 and approval of Task Group PDF 209 KB
The Work Programme for 2019/20 was agreed.
The Panel agreed a task group review of the use of Educational Technology in the classroom.
Broadly, the task group will explore the benefits and disadvantages of Educational Technology tools, including personalised learning, and how this technology is currently being utilised in Merton’s Schools.
The Panel has appointed Councillors James Holmes, Russell Makin, Joan Henry, Marsie Skeete and Ed Foley (work schedule permitting). Additional members are welcome and details of this will be emailed to all Members.