Agenda

This meeting will be held remotely, Council
Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 2.00 pm

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Items
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1.

Apologies

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2.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 16 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

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Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether to exclude the press and public for the items of private business for the reasons shown in the report.

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4.

Correspondence and Announcements of the Lord Mayor

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Petitions

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Declarations of Interest

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Matters Left for Determination by the City Council/Recommendations for the City Council

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Proposed Changes to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 66 KB

From the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities meeting held on 9 March 2020

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Revenue and Capital Outturn 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 58 KB

From the Cabinet meeting held on 21 July 2020

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Ring Road - Swanswell Viaduct Refurbishment Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

From the Cabinet meeting held on 25 August 2020

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Funding and Delivery of Two Friargate pdf icon PDF 60 KB

From the Cabinet meeting held on 25 August 2020

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Items for Noting

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Amendment to Allocation of Executive Function within Cabinet pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Leader

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Exercise of Emergency Functions pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Report of the Chief Executive

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Other Matters

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13.

Question Time pdf icon PDF 50 KB

(a)  Written Question – Booklet 1

 

(b)  Oral Questions to Chairs of Scrutiny Boards/Chair of Scrutiny

Co-ordination Committee

 

(c)  Oral Questions to Chairs of other meetings

 

(d)  Oral Questions to Representatives on Outside Bodies

 

(e)  Oral Questions to Cabinet Members and Deputy Cabinet Members on any matter

 

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Statements

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Debates

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15.1

Debate: A-level and GCSE Grading Process

In its management of this year’s A-level and GCSE grading process, the Conservative Government has failed in its responsibility for this Nation’s young people and their future.

 

Over the last decade, Tory Ministers have pursued Qualifications and methods of Assessment that have narrowed the curriculum and failed to respond to student and employer needs.  They have consistently shown a complete lack of trust in teachers and education leaders. A dogma driven attitude that this year has culminated in a situation where teacher and school assessments of their students’ potential were ditched in favour of an Ofqual algorithm.  For most students, grades were awarded with no reference to, or evidence of, their individual achievements. Despite their protestations it has shown that this Government has little time for too many of our young citizens.

 

In contrast, this Council believes that the needs of our young people must be the foundation upon which curriculum and teaching is built. These needs vary from school to school and between different geographical areas.

 

So, this Council calls on the government to:

·  Work with teachers and school leaders to develop a robust national system of moderated centre assessed grades in recognition of the likely continued disruption to teaching throughout the next 12 months.

·  Commission a thorough independent review into assessment methods used to award key stage qualifications in England.

·  Move away from the reliance on end of course exams that increases student anxiety and fails to give a fair reflection of what students can achieve.

·  Go local: let leaders from a range of education institutions work with public private and third sector employers to develop a curriculum mix in our schools and colleges that is relevant to all youngsters and best prepares them for their future lives.

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15.2

Debate: Recognising work of staff during COVID-19

This Council recognises the efforts of its officers during this difficult time caused by Covid19. Council acknowledges the flexibility which many officers have shown during this period and expresses its grateful thanks. In particular, to those who have served on the front line including staff who have adapted into emergency roles.

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Private Business

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Matters Left for Determination by the City Council/Recommendations for the City Council

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16.

Funding and Delivery of Two Friargate

From the Cabinet meeting held on 25 August 2020.

 

Listing Officer: Adam Hunt (Tel: 02476 976853)

Additional document: Answers to Written Questions pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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