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ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL
EDUCATION AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
ORDERS OF REFERENCE
To be accountable for all services provided by the Educationand
Children’s Services Service.
To receive and scrutinise performance information for the Education
and Children’s Services Service.
To take financial decisions concerning the Education and
Children’s Services Service budget where there will not be an
To develop and approve policies and strategies for all functions of
the Council as education authority.
To oversee the functions of the
Council as education authority under the Education (Scotland) Act
and all other relevant legislation and regulations relating thereto.
To ensure that it delivers the services of the Educationand
Children’s Services Service within the overall resources and
management strategies as set by the Council and overseen by the
Finance, Policy and Resources Committee; and to ensure that it
achieves maximum value for money and best value in service
To develop and approve service policies.
To approve HR policies for teaching staff including instrumental
music instructors, advisors and educational psychologists.
To hear appeals by teaching staff.
To determine any complaints against external members of the
Committee in accordance with the agreed procedure.
To approve individual culture and sport awards to the value of
To consider any and all other items relating to culture and/ or
sport, except where expressly delegated to another Committee or Sub
Committee, including, but not limited to, the following:
reports on culture and sport policy and strategy matters, including
research and consultancy work, the development of sports and
cultural priorities and action plans
reports and presentations on previously approved major revenue and
capital initiatives such as the proposed enhanced culture
programme, Sistema, Commonwealth Games Legacy planning, and other
implementation reports on organisational performance and How Good
is Our Culture and Sport (HGIOC&S), ensuring that funds are
used to meet the strategic and operational objectives of the City
In respect of Sport Aberdeen Ltd and Aberdeen Sports Village Ltd,
to receive from the governance hub twice yearly progress reports on
matters such as operational performance (including financial
performance), people performance, risk management and service
quality (including single outcome agreement achievements, customer
feedback, and health and safety); and an annual presentation on the
ALEO business plan, which will be used to approve funding for the
To consider such reports on the following tier 2 and 3
organisations, and any tier 4 organisation, as may be submitted
from the governance hub:-
Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA)
Garthdee Alpine Sports
Transition Extreme Sports Ltd
Peacock Visual Arts
Aberdeen International Youth Festival
Belmont Filmhouse Aberdeen Ltd
Station House Media Unit
Representatives from external organisations are required, when
requested, to attend and contribute to meetings.