Tasks and responsibilities
The remit of the Education Committee (EDU) is to:
- Approve and review policies, strategies and Service Plans for the delivery of the services within the Committee’s remit.
- Scrutinise the management of the Revenue and Capital Budgets for the services included in the Committee’s remit and monitor and control these budgets, including dealing with over-expenditure.
- Scrutinise performance relating to service delivery and implementation of strategy, policy and Service Plans.
- Review the effectiveness of the standard and level of services provided in accordance with the Council's commitment to best value and continuous improvement.
- Make decisions about entering into partnerships (including consultation with other agencies, organisations and communities) as appropriate in order to achieve a collaborative and effective approach to service delivery.
- Consider representations, consultations etc from Government and statutory bodies and make representations to Ministers and those bodies regarding services included in the Committee’s remit.
- Promote sustainable development, equal opportunities and human rights in the conduct of Council business and the delivery of services.
- Consider the impact of policies and decisions on communities, specifically taking into consideration the issues of equality, poverty and rurality.
- Ensure that all decisions take into account the resource, legal and risk implications that need to be considered.
Further details of the terms of reference and the powers and duties delegated to the Committee are set out in the Council's Scheme of Delegation.