EDUCATION & CHILDREN

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

4 September 2019

 

DRAFT - CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR 2018/19

The Council’s draft Annual Report together with the relevant Well-being Objective detailed reports for this Scrutiny.

 

To consider and comment on the following issues:

 

The Council’s draft Annual Report

 

Reasons:

 

1.    Under the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2009 we must publish an Annual Report on past performance by the end of October each year.

2.    Under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 we are required to publish an Annual Report on our Well-being Objectives

3.    This will be our second year of reporting on our Well-being Objectives

 

To be referred to the Executive Board for decision: YES - 23 September 2019

 

Executive Board Member Portfolio Holders:

 

·         Cllr. Glynog Davies (Education & Children)

 

Directorate:

Education & Children

 

Name of Head of Service:

Aeron Rees

 

 

Aneirin Thomas

 

 

Stefan Smith

 

 

Simon Davies

 

Report Author:

John Buck

 

Designations:

 

 

 

Head of Curriculum and Well-being

 

 

Head of Education Services and Inclusion

 

Head of Children’s Services

 

 

Head of Access to Education

 

 

Performance and Information Officer

 

Tel Nos. / E-Mail Addresses:

 

 

 

01267 246532

JARees@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

01267 246645

ARThomas@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

01267 246530

SJSmith@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

01267 246471

SiDavies@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 

01267 246428

JGBuck@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

 


 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EDUCATION & CHILDREN

SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

4 July 2019

 

 

Draft Annual Report for 2018/19

·         The Council’s Annual Report together with the relevant Well-being Objective (WBO) detailed reports for this Scrutiny

 

·         The following sections within the document are relevant to Education and Children’s Services Scrutiny:

o   Introduction

o   WBO 1. Help to give every child the best start in life and improve their early life experiences

o   WBO 2. Help children live healthy lifestyles

o   WBO 3. Continue to Improve learner attainment for all

o   WBO 4. Reduce the number of young adults that are Not in Education, Employment or Training

o   Appendices

 

·         Please Note: The detailed commitment progress updates for all the WBOs are available as links within the document  at the bottom of each Well-being Objective.

 

 

 

The report:-

 

1.    Provides an overview of 2018/19 Performance

2.    Provides two page progress reports for all 15 Well-being Objectives

3.    A link to track detailed progress on every specific action and target set for each Well-being Objective.

 

Note

·         The statutory publication deadline for this report is the 31st October.

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

 

 

YES

 


 

IMPLICATIONS

 

We confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report.

Signed:  

Aeron Rees

 

Andi Morgan

 

Stefan Smith

 

Simon Davies

 

Head of Learner Programmes

 

Head of School Effectiveness

 

Head of Children’s Services

 

Head of Access to Education

 

 

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets

 

YES

 

YES

YES

No

No

No

No

 

 

1. Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

 

To comply with the Well-being of Future Generations (WbFG) Act 2015, we must (in carrying out sustainable development) :-

·         Set and publish well-being objectives

Corporate Strategy update published – June 2019.

·         Take all reasonable steps to meet those objectives

·         Publish a statement about well-being objectives

·         Publish an annual report of progress

This will be accomplished by the enclosed Annual Report

 

Only when a public body can demonstrate it has taken into account the sustainable development principle in the setting, taking steps and meeting of its well-being objectives will it be compliant with the Act. Public bodies may take other matters into account when making their decisions, but in order to comply with the Act they must take into account the 5 ways of working.

 

1.    Long term

2.    Integrated

3.    Involving

4.    Collaborative

5.    Preventative

 

 

2. Legal 

We have to publish our Annual Report by the 31st October to comply with the Local Government Measure 2009


3.    Finance 

Well-being Objective 15 - Building a Better Council and Making Better use of Resources covers financial matters.

 


 

CONSULTATIONS

 

We confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below:

Signed:  

Aeron Rees

 

Andi Morgan

 

Stefan Smith

 

Simon Davies

 

Head of Learner Programmes

 

Head of School Effectiveness

 

Head of Children’s Services

 

Head of Access to Education

 

1. Local Member(s) 

 

2. Community / Town Council

 

3. Relevant Partners 

 

4. Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations - All Departments have been consulted and have had the opportunity to provide comments on their performance and progress.

 

Public Consultation:

As in previous years we consulted with the public on the set of Well-being Objectives as part of budget consultation.

Analysis of the results showed agreement for the objectives.  

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

Title of Document

File Ref No.

Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

The Local Government Measure (Wales) 2009

Welsh Government\Final part 1 guidance

Statutory guidance on the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. SPSF2:Individual Public Body Role

SPSF2:Individual Public Body Role

Moving Forward in Carmarthenshire: the next five years

Moving Forward in Carmarthenshire: the next five years.

The Council’s New Corporate Strategy June 2018-2023

The Council’s New Corporate Strategy June 2018-2023