Education, Children & Young People Scrutiny Panel - Wednesday, 8th March, 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 - 22 February 2023 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2023 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Exclusion of Press and Public

Exclusion of Press and Public

“That, under the provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act, 1985, the press and public be excluded for the consideration of the following item on the grounds that the report(s) contain information defined as exempt in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972”.


The public interest in maintaining the exemption must outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.


Under the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) England Regulations 2012, regulation 5, the reasons for exemption of the listed item is shown below.


Members of the public may make representation as to why the item should be held in open session.  A statement of the Council’s response to representations received will be given at the meeting so that this can be taken into account when members decide whether or not to deal with the item under exempt business.


(NB     The exempt/confidential committee papers on the agenda will contain information which is commercially, legally or personally sensitive and should not be divulged to third parties.  Members are reminded of standing order restrictions on the disclosure of exempt information and are invited to return their exempt documentation to the Local Democracy Officer at the conclusion of the meeting for shredding.)


Agenda item 4 - Further information (attendance data) - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Further information requested by the panel - Mike Stoneman

Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director Children, Families and Education to give a brief update on the data that was requested at the previous meeting. The information will be to follow.




Review into school attendance - Evidence from Assheton Woodall, Headteacher - The Portsmouth Academy

There will be verbal updates from the Headteachers at the meeting.


Evidence from Anne H-Chapman, Executive Headteacher - ARK Ayrton Primary Academy and ARK Dickens Primary Academy


Evidence from Stewart Vaughan - Headteacher - Priory Secondary School