Venue: Room 14, Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford

Contact: Amanda Coleman  0300 300 4650

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Welcome, Introductions and Apologies


Procedural Business

(a)       Declaration of Substitutes – Where Board members, Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute agreed with the Chair may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.

(b)       Declarations of Interest by all Members present of any personal interests in matters on the agenda.

(c)       Exclusion of Press and Public – To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 27 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Children’s Trust Board held on 3 December 2015.


Matters arising:  Update on Careers Advice and Work Experience Opportunities.


Partnership Vision for Education pdf icon PDF 38 KB


Helen Redding to provide an update on actions relating to the Partnership Vision for Education.

Additional documents:


Recruitment and Retention of Teachers for Central Bedfordshire pdf icon PDF 21 KB


Helen Redding to provide an update on the recruitment and retention of teachers in Central Bedfordshire.


Active Participation Strategy pdf icon PDF 36 KB


Peter Fraser to provide information on the development of an Active Participation Strategy.


Standing Item: Update from other Boards pdf icon PDF 321 KB

The Protocol for Joint Working between Strategic Boards including that Chairs and partners will have an ongoing and direct relationship, communicating regularly.  This standing item is to provide members of Boards with an opportunity to update the Children’s Trust on any matters and to provide comment on any annual reports circulated.

Additional documents:


Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 14 KB

The Forward Plan sets out dates of future meetings and proposed agenda items for Board Members to note and consider.


Exempt: Update - National Working Group (NWG) Pan Bedfordshire Review of Child Sexual Exploitation


Joy Piper to provide Board Members with an update on activity being undertaken in relation to Child Sexual Exploitation following the National Working Group (NWG) Pan Bedfordshire Review of Child Sexual Exploitation.


Exempt: Children and Young People's Plan - Quarter Three Performance


Amanda Coleman will present the quarterly monitoring report for Trust Board members to review and challenge.