Decision details

Children's Improvement Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Recommendation is for Cabinet to note the progress made delivering the Improvement Plan, the Children, Families, Life Long Learning & Culture restructure and the findings from the recent Ofsted inspections and Children’s Commissioner interim review.




  1. The progress made delivering the Children’s Improvement Plan and the findings from the recent Children’s Commissioner Re-Visit, Ofsted Monitoring Visit 03 and Ofsted Annual Conversation was noted.


  1. That Cabinet review progress in December 2019 on the delivery of the Children’sImprovement Plan and the findings from subsequent inspections was agreed.  (The Children’s Commissioner will be conducting a further review of our improvement work in October 2019 and Ofsted will next conduct a Monitoring Visit in October-November 2019.)


Reason for Decision:


The Department for Education appointed Children’s Commissioner will next be reviewing our progress improving practice across children’s services in Surrey in October 2019. The Commissioner will then report to the Department for Education and Secretary of State for Education in November 2019. 


The next Ofsted Monitoring Visit, focussed on the Assessment service, will take place October-November 2019 with publication of the report in late-November 2019.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture Select Committee]


Report author: Howard Bromley

Publication date: 17/07/2019

Date of decision: 16/07/2019

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/07/2019

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