Agenda and minutes

Learning Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Thursday, 8th June, 2023 10.00 am

Venue: Hybrid - Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron / remotely via video conference

Contact: Lisa Evans 

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Councillor Marc Davies together with Ms Gillian Evans, Corporate Manager-       ALN Inclusion & Wellbeing and Mrs Mary Davies, Corporate Manager-School Improvement apologised for their inability to attend the meeting.





The Chairman and the Cabinet Member welcomed Mrs Elen James and Mr Clive Williams to their first meeting in their new roles. Congratulations were also extended to all pupils that had taken part in the Urdd Eisteddfod in Llandovery and the YFC rally in Felinfach.


Disclosures of personal interest (including whipping declarations) Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct. In addition, Members must declare any prohibited party whip which the Member has been given in relation to the meeting as per the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011




Report on the work and impact of the Mid Wales Education Partners (MWEP) pdf icon PDF 156 KB

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The Chair welcomed to the Meeting MWEP Strategic Lead and the School Support Adviser to provide a presentation on the Mid Wales Education Partners (MWEP) report. The following information was presented:-


         The structure and cross local authority governance arrangements


         Evaluation of MWEP work

         2022 - 2023 Priorities

         The range of professional learning and support offered

         Planning for 2023 – 2024

         Six Overarching National Education & Welsh Language Objectives

         Eight Contributory Factors – as set out in Schedule 1 of the 23/24 of the Regional Consortia Grant

         2023 - 2024 Priorities

         Next Steps


Following question from the floor, it was AGREED to note the report for information.


ESTYN Inspections, Autumn term 2022 and spring term, 2023 pdf icon PDF 102 KB


It was AGREED to note the Estyn Inspections taken place during the Autumn term 2022 and Spring term 2023. Congratulations were extended to all involved.



Transition Guidance for Settings and Schools: an inclusive model of support pdf icon PDF 98 KB

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Consideration was given to the Transition Guidance for Setting and Schools: and inclusive model of support.  The guidance had been presented in order to provide information and guidance for schools, settings and colleges on transition arrangements and effective inclusive support. The guidance would share good practice and provide an effective lead on supporting all children and young people to flourish, live full and meaningful lives, and become valued members and contributors within their local community.


Following question from the floor, it was AGREED to recommend to Cabinet :-

(i) to adopt the content of the transition guidance for Ceredigion schools and

settings; and

(ii) develop a consistent implementation and smooth transition for children and young people throughout their educational career and into adulthood, enabling them to reach their potential.



Ceredigion Youth Council Meeting Minutes (17.03.23) pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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It was AGREED to note the minutes as presented.


To confirm minutes of the previous meeting and to consider any matters arising from those Minutes pdf icon PDF 118 KB


It was AGREED to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the previous meeting   of the committee.


Matters Arising



To consider the draft Forward Work Programme pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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It was AGREED to note the draft Forward Work Programme as presented subject to the following

(i)  note that the post 16 review report be deferred to the September meeting;

(ii) to note that as previously agreed at the last budget scrutiny meetings that if additional information was requested on any aspect of the budget, a report would be presented; accordingly, and

(iii) the data on GCSE and A Level results would be reported at the September meeting subject to clarification on the data that would be available from the Corporate Manager- Accountability and Progress