ABERDEEN CITY COUNCIL
EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORT COMMITTEE
ORDERS OF REFERENCE
To be accountable for all services provided by the Education,
Culture and Sport Service.
To receive and scrutinise performance information for the
Education, Culture and Sport Service.
To take financial decisions concerning the Education, Culture and
Sport Service budget where there will not be an adverse impact.
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
To ensure that it delivers the services of the Education, Culture
and Sport 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 achieve
maximum value for money and best value in service delivery.
To approve changes to staffing structures and establishment within
the agreed budget.
To develop and agree 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.
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
City Screen Aberdeen Ltd
Aberdeen Lads Club
Fersands and Fountain Project
Middlefield Community Project
St Machar Parents Support Project
Station House Media Unit
Representatives of organisations can be required to attend