Agenda

Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee
Monday 18 March 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 3-5 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Nikolay Manov, Governance Officer  Tel: 020 8937 1348; Email:  nikolay.manov@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence and clarification of alternate members

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 64.

2.

Declarations of interests

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

3.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

4.

Minutes of previous meetings pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Ø  To approve the minutes of the special meeting, held on 13 December 2018, as a correct record.

 

Ø  To approve the minutes of the previous meeting, held on 30 January 2019, as a correct record.

 

Additional documents:

5.

Matters arising (if any)

6.

School Standards and Achievement Report 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 422 KB

The Annual School Standards and Achievement Report 2016/17 was reviewed by committee in March 2018. As part of the committee’s work programme meeting it was resolved that school standards and achievement would be reviewed again in 2018/2019.  School standards and achievement are of concern to a large number of the borough’s residents, and address a corporate priority. This report covers the items requested for inclusion by the Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

7.

Improving educational achievement of Black Caribbean boys pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Members of the scrutiny committee discussed the underachievement of certain groups among Brent’s pupils, including boys of Black Caribbean heritage, when it discussed the annual School Standards and Achievement report in March 2018. As part of the committee’s discussions to agree its new work programme for 2018/19, members agreed they wanted a dedicated report on the underachievement of boys of Black Caribbean heritage in Brent. This report covers the items requested for inclusion by the Chair of the Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

8.

Contextual Safeguarding Overview Task Group Report pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The report from the overview and scrutiny task group on contextual safeguarding is attached for members’ consideration and comment.

Additional documents:

9.

Community and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee Work Programme 2018/19 Update pdf icon PDF 100 KB

The report updates Members on the Committee’s Work Programme for 2018/19 and captures scrutiny activity which has taken place outside of its formal meetings.

10.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.