Category Archives: Children

ERYC Gagging Orders: 63 School Based Staff

I can reveal that over the four-year period between 2013 and 2016 East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) issued a total of 63 Gagging Orders (Settlement Agreements) relating to school based staff. Settlement Agreements Settlement Agreements must not be used in … Continue reading

Posted in Children, ERYC, Schools

ERYC SEND: Confidence In The Process

Last Tuesday I met with Kevin Hall, ERYC Director of Children, Families and Schools, and an officer to discuss the case of Child A. Following on from this a further meeting took place yesterday with the mother, a representative of the mother, … Continue reading

Posted in Children, SEND

Sutton Upon Derwent School Crossing: New Count

I am pleased to confirm that ERYC have agreed to undertake a new count to look into the whether Sutton Upon Derwent School crossing meets the criteria for a Crossing Patrol Officer. An ERYC officer has stated: “We haven’t as … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Roads, Schools, Sutton Upon Derwent

School Lane Pot Holes

This morning I was shocked to see the appalling state of the pot holes on School Lane, Pocklington right outside the entrance to the Junior School. Given the location and the volume of the pot holes I have requested ERYC to … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Pocklington, Roads, Schools

SEND Workshop At Bridlington Spa

On Friday I attended a SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Workshop at Bridlington Spa to hear first hand how SEND Parents believe ERYC are addressing their needs. There was no doubt in anyones mind that ERYC are not fulfilling … Continue reading

Posted in Children

ERYC SEND: 86% Parent/Carer Dissatisfaction

In the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Send Report 86% of Parents/Carers of SEND (special educational needs and disability) children either disagree or strongly disagree that “overall, the current offer of SEND support, services and provision works well”. Despite this fact, at a meeting … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Safeguarding

Sweeper To Avoid School Runs On London Street

ERYC have confirmed: “I have discussed your concerns with the Operations team at Market Weighton and can confirm the sweeper will amend the rota to avoid London Street at school times to alleviate congestion.” Well done ERYC for addressing this … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Pocklington, Roads, Schools

Yorkshire Post – Pock Town Council Childish

The childish conduct of Pocklington Town Council (PTC) is reported in todays Yorkshire Post. “..there’s ways of approaching that system” Councillor Martin Cooper This statement demonstrates the lack of understanding PTC have of the world that is ERYC. To this … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Pocklington, Safeguarding

ERYC Safeguarding Failure – EU Bound

I am shocked to learn that ERYC are still sending none secure communication to adoptive carers. Yet again I have evidence of this. I have requested they cease to do this and instead use our secure communication system. I will … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Safeguarding

Bullying: ERYC Tory Pack Attack

At yesterdays Full Council meeting at County Hall I was the victim of 54 minutes of pre meditated bullying by 16 ERYC Conservative Councillors. Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. 16 goading … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Conservative