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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on July 8 2014 be confirmed
and signed as a correct record.
Councillor Pauline Morrison declared a personal interest as she had recently
stepped down as a Governor of the Leathersellers Federation after 29 years
service. The Chair asked that appreciation of her dedicated service be
recorded in the minutes.
Councillor Dacres declared a personal interest as the mother of a pupil in a
Leathersellers Federation school.
The Business Panel received a response from the Mayor regarding their
referral on Sir Francis Drake Primary School. On behalf of the Panel, the
Chair thanked the Mayor for his very positive response.
RESOLVED that the decisions taken by the Mayor on July 16 2014 be noted.
Instrument of Government Leathersellers Federation of Schools.
The Chair explained that he had asked for the decision on this item to be
reviewed as, unusually, it had been determined at a meeting of the Mayor
The Head of Standards and Achievement explained the submission by the
Leathersellers Federation to align the status of their schools had been
received out of cycle and could not wait until the next scheduled meeting of
Mayor & Cabinet on September 3 as the Instruments had to be in place by
The Chair welcomed an assurance that the land involved would revert to the
Council should educational activity cease. He asked about admission
arrangements and was advised the school acted as its own admission
authority and adhered to national statutory requirements.
The Chair queried the composition of the Governing Body and was informed
the Leathersellers Company appointed Foundation Governors who would
then be in a position to appoint Co-opted Governors. Councillor Dacres said
she feared the make up of the Governing Body might not be balanced. The
Chair stated he hoped every effort would be made to ensure the Governing
Body represented the borough’s diversity.
Following a question about Councillor Curran regarding the transparency of
the Admissions process, Councillor Morrison noted Admission Appeals were
the direct responsibility of the school and she asked if the Council was
informed about outcomes. The Head of Standards and Achievement said she
would check and respond to the Panel subsequent to the meeting.
RESOLVED that the decision of the Mayor of July 22 be noted.
RESOLVED that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972,
the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of
business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt
information as defined in paragraphs 3, 4 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of
the Act, as amended by the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)
(Access to Information) (Amendments) (England) Regulations 2006:-
6. Decisions Made by Mayor and Cabinet on 16 July 2014.
7. Decisions Made By Executive Directors Acting Under Delegated
Decisions Made By Mayor and Cabinet (Contracts) on 16 July 2014
RESOLVED that the decisions made by Mayor & Cabinet Contracts on July
16 2014 be noted.
Decisions Made by Executive Director Under Delegated Authority
RESOLVED that the decisions made by Executive directors acting under
delegated authority be noted.
The meeting closed at 7.17pm.