Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Virtual meeting - Webcast at

Contact: Rachel McKeon 

Note: You can watch the meeting live here 

No. Item


Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.



To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.



To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration.  If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13 January 2021.


Update on Schools and Settings and their Response to COVID-19 pdf icon PDF 307 KB

Report of the Director of Education


This report provides a further update on the impact of COVID on schools and settings in the City. The report also provides some information collected during the Autumn term on what children and young people were telling us about the impact of COVID. The report outlines the support that continues to be provided to our schools and settings and also to our families through use of the winter COVID grant.


Children and Education Services Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 613 KB

Report of the Strategic Director for Children and Education Services


This report provides updated Children and Education Services 2021/22 budget proposals that reflect the feedback and decision(s) from the scrutiny and Executive meetings that were held in January 2021.


Additional documents:


School Budget 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Report of the Strategic Director for Children and Education Services


This report provides a summary of the confirmed Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) allocation from the 2021/22 settlement announced on the 17th December and the budget allocation across individual school budgets and Council’s retained schools budgets which was reported to Schools Forum on 18th January 2021.


Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 433 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.