Education, Children & Young People Scrutiny Panel - Wednesday, 22nd February, 2023 5.00 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall, Portsmouth. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher, Local Democracy Officer 02392 834056  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes of previous meeting - 1 February 2023 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2023 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Review into school attendance - evidence from Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director Education, PCC pdf icon PDF 384 KB

Attached documents are the Strategy to improve school attendance and reduce exclusions, attendance summary data report for years 6, 7 and 8, and individual data reports for years 6, 7 and 8. 

Additional documents:


Evidence from Debbie Anderson, Head of School Improvement PCC pdf icon PDF 23 KB

School improvement update paper attached.


Evidence from Donald McIntyre, Team Leader, Attendance Team

To give a verbal update.


Evidence from Tina Henley, Head of Virtual School, PCC

To give a verbal update on the virtual school transition support and procedures.


Evidence from Sarah Christopher, Partnership & School Inclusion Manager, PCC pdf icon PDF 202 KB

A guide to relational and restorative practice in education.