Meeting Details

Education and Children's Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee
1 Sep 2021 - 10:00 to 12:10
  • Documents
  • Attendance
  • Visitors
  • Declarations of Interests
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Public Agenda
1 Notice of Recording/Webcast
The Chair to advise/meeting to note that this meeting will be webcast for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council's meeting You Tube site ( and that members of the press/public may record and take photographs except where there are confidential or exempt items.

2 Apologies
To receive any apologies.
3 Appointment of Education and Children's Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chair, Deputy Chair and Members



(i) To note the resolution of the City Council appointing the Committee, Chair and Members to serve on the Committee for the period ending with the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2022

Labour Group (6): Councillors Olly Armstrong, Katherine Iroh, Kerry Jenkins, Narinder Kooner (Chair), Kath Scott, Saddak Maih.

Conservative Group (2): Councillors Charlotte Hodivala and Alex Yip.

Other voting Representatives for Education (4)

1 Church of England diocese representative – Sarah Smith

1 Roman Catholic diocese representative – Adam Hardy

2 Parent Governor Representatives – Rabia Shami and Omar Hanif

(ii) To elect a Deputy Chair for the purposes of substitution for the Chair, if absent, for the period ending with the Annual Meeting of the Council in 2022.

4 Declarations of Interests
Members are reminded that they must declare all relevant  pecuniary and non pecuniary interests arising from any business to be discussed at this meeting. If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared a Member must not speak or take part in that agenda item. Any declarations will be recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
To note the Education and Children's Social Care Overview & Scrutiny Terms of Reference.
Cllr Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member for Vulnerable Children and Families in attendance.
Kevin Crompton, Interim Director, Education & Skills and Pauline Maddison, Interim AD, SEND and Inclusion in attendance.

(i)  To approve that the Committee will meet on the following Wednesday's at 1000 hours in the Birmingham & Midlands Institute:


2021                                                  2022

21 July 2021 - online informal           12 January 2022

01 September 2021                           16 February 2022

13 October 2021                                30 March 2022 

24 November 2021                             06 April 2022 


(ii)  To approve Wednesday's at 1000 hours as a suitable day and time each week for any additional meetings required to consider 'requests for call in' which may be logged in respect of Executive Decisions.

12 Request(s) for Call In/Councillor Call for Action/Petitions Received (if any)
To consider any request for call in/councillor call for action/petitions (if received). 
13 Other Urgent Business
To consider any items of business by reason of special circumstances (to be specified) that in the opinion of the Chair are matters of urgency.
14 Authority to Chair and Officers
Chair to move:-

'In an urgent situation between meetings, the Chair jointly with the relevant Chief Officer has authority to act on behalf of the Committee'.

Additional Meeting Documents

  1. pdf Item 9 - SEND (460Kb)


No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
Councillor Olly Armstrong 
Omar Hanif 
Adam Hardy 
Rabia Shami 
NameReason for Absence
Councillor Saddak Miah 

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
Mrs Sarah Smith A seat on a number of Academy Trusts and a list would be provided.Non-PecuniaryNone
Councillor Alex Yip Vice chair of governors at Wilson Stuart School, his sister works for National Express and he is a magistrateNon-PecuniaryNone


Also in attendance at the above meeting were:

  • Cllr Sharon Thompson, Cabinet Member, Vulnerable Children and Families
  • Andrew Christie, Chair, Birmingham Children’s Trust
  • Andy Couldrick, Chief Executive, Birmingham Children’s Trust
  • Kevin Crompton, Interim Director, Education & Skills
  • Pauline Maddison, Interim AD, SEND and Inclusion
  • Ceri Saunders, Acting Group Overview and Scrutiny Manager
  • Amanda Simcox, Scrutiny Officer


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