Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4BQ

Contact: Salar Rida  Email: Salar.Rida@Barnet.gov.uk

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1.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Barry Rawlings, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources and Effective Council welcomed all attendees to the meeting.

 

It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 April 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 

2.

Absence of Members (if any)

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Paul Edwards. 

3.

Declaration of Members' Interests and Dispensations (if any)

Minutes:

Members declared non-pecuniary interests in relation to agenda items 10-12 by virtue of being school governors as recorded in their Register of Interests as follows:

-       Councillor Barry Rawlings by virtue of being a School Governor at Hollickwood School and Friern Barnet School

-       Councillor Zahra Beg by virtue of being a Co-opted Governor at Underhill School Board

-       Councillor Ammar Naqvi by virtue of being the Chair of Governors at Barnfield Primary

-       Councillor Pauline Coakley Webb by virtue of being LA Governor at Danegrove Primary School

 

Councillor Ammar Naqvi declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 13 by virtue of being a Trustee of Arts Depot.

Councillor Sara Conway declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 13 by virtue of being appointed to Arts Depot Trust as Council representative on an Outside Body.

 

Councillor Anne Clarke declared a non-pecuniary interest in relation to agenda item 13 by virtue of being the London Assembly Member for Barnet and Camden constituency.

 

4.

Questions from non-Executive Members (if any)

Minutes:

5.

Petitions (if any) pdf icon PDF 171 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader welcomed the Lead Petitioner’s representative, Mrs Barkan who presented the petition ‘Stop the closure of school streets around Moss Hall’ to Cabinet.

 

Following discussion, Councillor Schneiderman and the Leader informed the Petitioner about the review mechanism and noted that the petition will be considered as part of the Moss Hall Schools Federation School Street consultation.

 

DECISION:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the petition as detailed in section 1 and take no further action as the petition will considered by officers in the consultation.

 

The report set out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

6.

Deputations (if any)

Minutes:

None.

7.

Public Questions and Comments (if any)

Minutes:

None.

8.

Matters referred to the Executive (if any)

Minutes:

None.

9.

Consideration of reports from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee or Scrutiny sub-committees (if any)

Minutes:

None.

10.

Education Strategies 2024/5 - 2026/7 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

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Minutes:

Councillor Pauline Coakley Webb, Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet introduced the report. A correction was noted for paragraph 1.4 of the report to read ‘…the Education Strategy 2011-2024 2021-2024’.

 

Members agreed to amend recommendation 2 to include delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet. Following discussion, the Chair moved to vote on the recommendations as amended.

DECISION:

RESOLVED:

1.    That Cabinet approved the Education Strategy 2024/5 – 2026/7 (Appendix 1).

2.    That the Cabinet approved the draft SEND and AP Strategy 2024/5 – 2026/7 (Appendix 2) as a basis for consultation and delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet in consultation with the Executive Director for Children’s Services to approve the final strategy taking account of consultation responses.

3.    That the Cabinet approved the School and Settings Improvement Strategy 2024/5 – 2026/7 (Appendix 3).

 

The report set out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

11.

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2024-2028) pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Pauline Coakley Webb, Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet introduced the report.

 

Following discussion, the Chair moved to vote on the recommendations.

 

DECISION:


RESOLVED that:

 

1.    Cabinet approved the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2024- 2028.

2.     Cabinet delegated to the Executive Director of Children and Families the execution of the strategy and all decisions regarding the implementation of the action plan

The report set out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

12.

Draft SEND Travel Assistance Policies pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Pauline Coakley Webb, Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet introduced the report.

 

Members agreed to amend recommendations 2 and 3 to include delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet. Following discussion, the Chair moved to vote on the recommendations as amended.

 

DECISION:

 

RESOLVED:

That Cabinet:

1.    Noted and commented as above on the contents of the report in relation to Barnet’s proposed SEND Travel Assistance Policies, including advising on any proposed amendments, additions or deletions.

2.    Approved the draft statutory aged and young adult (19-25) draft policies as a basis for consultation and authorised the Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet in consultation with the Executive Director for Children’s Services to approve the final policies taking account of consultation responses.

3.    Approved option A for its 6th form SEND policy as a basis for consultation and authorised the Cabinet Member for Family Friendly Barnet in consultation with the Executive Director for Children’s Services to approve the final policies taking account of consultation responses.

 

The report set out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

 

13.

Authorisation to procure a developer-contractor for the delivery of the Small Sites Modular Programme through an appropriate framework on the basis of a direct award in accordance with framework procedures pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Ross Houston, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Homes and Regeneration introduced the report.

 

Following discussion, the Chair moved to vote on the recommendations.

 

DECISION:

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    That Cabinet approved the authorisation to procure a developer - contractor in accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.

2.    That Cabinet delegated the authority to appoint a developer-contractor, subject to the completion of the procurement process, to the Deputy Chief Executive.

3.    That Cabinet delegated authority to the Deputy Chief Executive to sign any Access Agreement as required by a framework provider and make the necessary arrangements to allow the Council to access a selected Framework Agreement as required.

4.    That Cabinet delegated authority to the Deputy Chief Executive to agree the terms of and enter into all further documents that are required for the appointment of the developer-contractor.

The report set out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

 

14.

Amendment to Arts Depot Memorandum and Articles of Association pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Ammar Naqvi, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Arts and Sports introduced the report.

Members agreed to add a recommendation (nr.5) to delegate authority to the Chief Executive to make any minor amendments to the Arts Depot Memorandum and Articles. Following discussion, the Chair moved to vote on the recommendations as amended.

 

Decision:

 

REsolved that Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the review of the Memorandum & Articles of Association for the Arts Depot Trust Limited as set out in Appendix 1.

2.    Approved the updates to the Arts Depot Trust’s Articles of Association (consolidating the Memorandum and Articles of Association) as set out in Appendix 1 and 2.

3.    Delegated authority to the Leader (Cabinet Member for Resources and Effective Council) to provide consent in relation to such matters where consent is mandated in the Memorandum of Association on behalf of the Council in the future.

4.    Agreed and noted that upon expiry of the terms of office of the current Council nominated trustees, the number of trustees nominated by the council will reduce from three to one; and that the revised Memorandum and Articles make provision for the council to nominate two representatives to the Arts Depot board as observers.

5.    Delegated authority to the Chief Executive to make any minor amendments to the Arts Depot Memorandum and Articles.

 

The report set out the options considered, if any, and the reasons for the recommendations and the decision.

15.

Cabinet Forward Plan - Key Decision Schedule

Minutes:

16.

Urgent Business (if any)

Minutes:

None.