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DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST
There were no declarations of personal interest.
RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on the 24th March 2023 be signed as a correct record.
The Cabinet Member considered applications received for Local Authority Governor vacancies within the county. Nominations had been invited from the Chairperson, Head teacher and Local Member(s) in the case of Primary Schools/the member(s) who were governors in the case of Secondary Schools.
It was noted that Local Authority Governors are appointed for 4 years and where the vacancy has occurred as a result of an individual’s term of office coming to an end, this was noted in the details for that particular person if he/she was seeking appointment.
It was also noted that all County Councillors, when elected, could stipulate on which school governing bodies they would sit, and their decision would take preference over ‘non-elected’ LA Governors. Consequently, County Councillors could nominate to serve as LA Governors on a school that did not have a vacant post and in the event of the governorship becoming oversubscribed, the Council would stipulate which LA Governor was required to stand down.
RESOLVED that, in order to meet statutory obligations for filling vacancies on Governing Bodies and having considered the applications received, the following appointments be made to vacancies for Local Authority Governors:-
The Cabinet Member received a report on the appointment of the Education Admission Members for the Carmarthenshire Admissions Forum. It was explained that the core members appointed in 2017 had been re-appointed to October 2022, as detailed in the Member Decisions Meeting for Education and Children held on 25 January 2022 (minute 3 thereof refers).
It was explained that whilst the recruitment of a new Admissions Forum had been delayed due to staff shortages and long-term staff absence in the Admissions Team, the process had since been completed whereby sufficient nominations had been received for all categories except for the Community representatives. In this regard it was noted that a further exercise to recruit an additional Community representation would be undertaken in May 2023.
RESOLVED that the following appointments be made to the Education Admissions Forum, for an initial period of four years:
Church in Wales Diocesan Representative:
Reverend John Cecil, Diocesan Director of Education
Roman Catholic Diocesan Representative:
Mr Paul White, Diocesan Director of Education
Headteacher Representatives- Community & Voluntary Controlled Schools:
Mr Gethin Richards
Mrs Non Neave
Mr Julian Kennedy
Headteacher Representatives – Voluntary Aided Schools:
Mr Andrew Hurley
Parent Governor Representatives:
Ms Carly Lee
Ms Carol Seabourne
Local Community Representatives:
Ms Sarah Georgina Jones