Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 7th September, 2022 2.00 pm

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension. View directions

Contact: Rachel McKeon 


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 90 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2022.


To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Ofsted Subgroup held on 27 July 2022.

Additional documents:


School Attendance in Manchester pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Report and presentation of the Director of Education


The report covers a presentation reviewing school attendance in Manchester in 2021/2022 and a summary looking at Manchester’s plans for the implementation of the new DFE guidance: Working together to Improve school attendance. The guidance is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools, trusts, governing bodies, and local authorities maintain high levels of school attendance. Following public consultation earlier this year, and subject to Parliament, the Secretary of State has committed to this guidance becoming statutory by September 2023.


The presentation highlights the main implications of the new guidance and summarises Manchester’s strategic approach to improve school attendance in 2022/23.

Additional documents:


Information and Update on Schools White Paper pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report and presentation of the Director of Education


This report covers a presentation summarising the content of the Government’s White Paper on Schools titled ‘Opportunity for all: Strong schools with great teachers for your child’ which was published in April 2022. One of the main changes outlined in this White Paper is the expectation that all schools will become part of a strong multi academy trust (MAT) by 2030.


The presentation includes contextual information on Manchester current school system. It also sets out the opportunities and challenges presented by these changes and a proposed approach and next steps to implementation.

Additional documents:


Manchester Our Children Sufficiency Strategy pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Children and Education Services)


This report provides the progress of the implementation of the 2020 – 22 Our Children Sufficiency Strategy and shares the new 2022 – 27 Our Children Sufficiency Strategy. The aim of the 2022 – 27 Strategy will be to continue to embed the developed practice, sustaining and progressing the partnership approach to deliver innovate models of accommodation.

Additional documents:


Overview Report pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit


The monthly report includes the recommendations monitor, relevant key decisions, the Committee’s work programme and any items for information.