Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Director of City Development submitted a report which presented to the Board the key judgements and full report of the recent full Ofsted inspection of the Employment and Skills Service, Adult Learning and Employer Provider Apprenticeship programmes.
By way of introduction to the report, the Executive Member advised the Board that the Council had been found to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, following the recent Ofsted inspection of the Employment and Skills Service, Adult Learning and Employer Provider Apprenticeship programmes. It was noted that Leeds was the first Local Authority to achieve this ‘Outstanding’ judgement since the new Inspection Framework commenced in September 2019.
Members welcomed the report and congratulated all involved in achieving this ‘Outstanding’ outcome, which it was highlighted was in such a key service area. The Board extended its thanks to all who had contributed to this achievement.
(a) That the contents of the submitted report be noted, with the fact that Leeds City Council is the first Local Authority to achieve the ‘Outstanding’ judgement since the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) commenced in September 2019, being celebrated;
(b) That it be noted that the Employment and Skills Service has improved from its previous inspection and judgement of ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’;
(c) That it be noted that there are no areas identified for improvement;
(d) That Executive Board’s appreciation and congratulations be formally recorded and extended to all those involved in the inspection.
Publication date: 09/02/2024
Date of decision: 07/02/2024
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Executive Board
Effective from: 17/02/2024