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Council Minutes

At a MEETING of the EDUCATION COMMITTEE held at Dundee on 15th January, 2007.

Present:-

Lord Provost John R LETFORD

 

BAILIES

C D P FARQUHAR

John CORRIGAN

Bruce D MACKIE

Helen WRIGHT

Neil I C POWRIE

Ian BORTHWICK

COUNCILLORS

Jill SHIMI

Helen DICK

Elizabeth F FORDYCE

Kevin KEENAN

Nigel DON

Roderick A J WALLACE

George REGAN

Bob DUNCAN

Charles A WEBSTER

Julia M STURROCK

Richard BEATTIE

Derek J SCOTT

Fiona M GRANT

Andrew DAWSON

Monsignor J CREEGAN

Christopher HIND

Joe FITZPATRICK

Mr M Chohan

Joe MORROW

Christina ROBERTS

Mr E BAILLIE

Fraser MACPHERSON

Jim BARRIE

Mrs H Millar

 

Will DAWSON

Councillor Kevin KEENAN, Convener, in the Chair.

The minute of meeting of this Committee of 18th December, 2006 was held as read.

Unless marked thus * all items stand delegated.

I H M INSPECTORATE OF EDUCATION - GOWRIEHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL INSPECTION

There was submitted and noted report relative to the above.

II H M INSPECTORATE OF EDUCATION - BRAEVIEW ACADEMY FOLLOW THROUGH INSPECTION

There was submitted and noted report relative to the above.

III NATIONAL PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION - IMPROVEMENT OBJECTIVES 2006-2007

There was submitted Report No 53-2007 by the Director of Education bringing to the attention of the Committee progress made with the National Priorities improvement objectives.

The Committee agreed to:-

(i) note the progress the Education Department had made in meeting its improvement objectives set in Session 2005-06;

(ii) note the revised improvement objectives for Session 2006-07; and

(iii) instruct the Director of Education to bring forward a report in December 2007 on the progress made in meeting the revised improvement objectives.

 

IV EXTENSION OF LINK NURSERY SCHEME

Report withdrawn.

V TENDERS RECEIVED

There was submitted Report No 45-2007 by the City Architectural Services Officer detailing tenders received and requesting a decision thereon:-

(i) CRAIGIE HIGH SCHOOL - REFURBISHMENT OF SCIENCE LAB

The Committee agreed to accept the negotiated offer with Dundee Contract Services for 26,048.40 together with an allowance of 3,713.00 for professional services, making a total expenditure of 29,761.40.

The Committee resolved under Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the undernoted items of business on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1, 6, 9 and 10 of Part I of Schedule 7A of the Act.

VI EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT SUPPORT STRUCTURE

There was submitted Report No 7-2007 by the Director of Education and the Assistant Chief Executive (Management) relative to the above.

The Committee approved the report insofar as its interests were concerned.

The Convener agreed that the undernoted items be considered as a matter of urgency in terms of Standing Order No 17(b) in view of the timescales involved.

VII EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - EARLY RETIREMENT

There was submitted Agenda Note AN30-2007 requesting approval for early retirement of ER60/07.

The Committee approved the early retirement in accordance with the Teachers (Compensation for Premature Retirement and Redundancy) (Scotland) Regulations 1996, having noted the financial implications.

VIII DUNDEE SCHOOLS PPP PROJECT

There was submitted Agenda Note AN31-2007 relative to the above.

The Committee approved the recommendation detailed therein.

Kevin KEENAN, Convener.