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Minutes pdf icon PDF 21 KB

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on July 8 2014 be confirmed

and signed as a correct record.


Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 33 KB


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.


Decisions Made by Mayor and Cabinet on 16 July 2014 pdf icon PDF 223 KB

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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.


Decision Made by the Mayor on 22 July 2014 pdf icon PDF 212 KB


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

acting alone.


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

September 1.


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.


Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 21 KB


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.