Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee

Information about the role of the sub-committee, who sits on it, who chairs the sub-committee, when the meetings are, what Ofsted meetings are, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak, what topics are being scrutinised, and how and when can you view the agenda and minutes?

What is the role of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee?

The role of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee (the sub-committee) is:

  • To review the general policies and performance of the council and external organisations in relation to the following areas:
    - Education and schools
    - Children and Young People Support and Safeguarding Services
    - and Children and Young People Specialist Services.
  • To scrutinise individual Cabinet decisions relating to the above areas.
  • To monitor the council’s performance in the above areas.
  • To hold individual/special meetings to scrutinise Ofsted reports of any school or nursery in the council’s area.

The sub-committee's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.

Who sits on the sub-committee?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Councillors


Councillor Weeks (Chair)
Councillor Coultish (Vice-Chair)
Councillor Bayram, L
Councillor Chadwick
Councillor Gateshill
Councillor Hammond
Councillor Medini
Councillor Meredith
Councillor Smith


Councillor Whittle

Liberal Democrat

Councillor Johnson
Councillor Sutton

Parent governor representatives (with full voting rights)

  • x 1 vacancy - primary school sector representative
  • x 1 vacancy - secondary school sector representative.

Parent Governor Election

The council carries out an election to appoint two parent governors to sit on the sub-committee, one to represent the primary sector and one to represent the secondary sector. Those elected are appointed for a four year period. 

Having parent governors on the sub-committee ensures that parents of children at schools have an apolitical voice on local education matters and can hold the council to account for education policy and decision-making. It is an important distinction to note that although elected by parent governors, the role is to represent parents and not governors. If you are a parent governor and would be interested in being co-opted onto the sub-committee please contact the committee manager.

2 Church representatives (with full voting rights)

  • Andrew Smith - Diocese of York
  • 1 x vacancy - Diocese of Middlesbrough

2 Teachers' Union representatives (no voting rights)

  • John Killeen
  • Howard Nind  

Who chairs the meetings?

Councillor Weeks chairs meetings of the sub-committee..

When are the meetings?

Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Sub-committee meetings:

 Date  Time  Venue
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 - CANCELLED 10.00 am County Hall, Beverley
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 10.00 am Remote Meeting *
Wednesday, 15 July 2020  10.00 am  Remote Meeting *
Wednesday, 16 September 2020 10.00 am Tbc
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 10.00 am Tbc
Wednesday, 4 November 2020 (Ofsted) 10.00 am Tbc
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 10.00 am Tbc
Wednesday, 20 January 2021 10.00 am  Tbc
Wednesday, 10 February 2021 (Ofsted) 10.00 am Tbc
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 10.00 am Tbc

* How can I access remote meetings? 

Visit the remote meetings access page for details on how to view remote public committee meetings.

What are Ofsted meetings?

The sub-committee receives copies of all reports following Ofsted inspections of schools within the East Riding of Yorkshire. The sub-committee decides which schools it would like to invite to attend its meetings. The Headteacher and Chair of Governors of those schools are invited to attend, to discuss the outcome of their Ofsted inspection. If a school is not invited to attend a meeting, the sub-committee considers their report and writes to the schools regarding the outcome of their inspection.

Are meetings open to the public?

Yes. Meetings are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.


Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

Yes. New legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to speak or ask questions at meetings.

Can members of the public suggest an item for scrutiny?

Yes. The council welcomes suggestions from members of the public for items for scrutiny. Topics must be of a strategic nature that affects the East Riding as a whole.

Please note: Overview and scrutiny does not deal with individual queries, concerns or complaints nor can scrutiny get involved in planning application matters.

To suggest a topic please contact the Overview and Scrutiny Team:

Email: scrutiny@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 393204

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
Overview and Scrutiny
County Hall
Cross Street
HU17 9BA

What topics are being scrutinised?

Current year work programme

The document below details the topics to be scrutinised by the sub-committee this year:Children and Young People Work Programme (pdf 118kb)

Please note: the work programme is subject to change.

Previous years topics scrutinised

To view a list of topics previously scrutinised please click on the document below:

Previous topics scrutinised (pdf 127kb)

To obtain further information on topics previously scrutinised please contact the committee manager.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes?

Agendas and reports are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant agenda below.

Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.

Minutes are placed on public deposit no later than five clear working days after each meeting and can be downloaded by selecting the relevant minute below.

Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Alison Finn:

Contact details

Email: alison.finn@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 393204

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
HU17 9BA

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