Decision details

School Organisation Update and School Capital Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Note the School Roll Projections Report 2021-2032 and the changes to the school landscape.

 

Delegate authority to the Corporate Director People Services following consultation with the Portfolio Holder Young People and Schools and the Portfolio Holder Resources to deliver the schools capital programme for the school organisation projects.

Decisions:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the update on the implementation of the school expansion programme, the School Roll Projections 2020-2032 report and the changes in the overall school organisation landscape, be noted;

 

(2)          the Corporate Director, People be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Finance & Resources and Children, Young People & Schools to undertake all procurement required to deliver the programme, including the amalgamation projects set out in the report;

 

(3)          the Corporate Director, People, be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Finance & Resources and Children, Young People & Schools to award contracts following each procurement associated with the Schools Expansion Programme;

 

(4)          the Corporate Director, People, be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Resources and Children, Young People & Schools, to:

 

a.            identify schools, including academy schools, to receive capital funding for projects required for SEND education provision in accordance with the SEND Strategy;

b.            for any maintained/community schools identified, to undertake a procurement process and award the contracts

 

Reason for Decision:  To enable the Local Authority to fulfil its statutory duties to provide sufficient school places in its area.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Paul Hewitt

Publication date: 11/09/2020

Date of decision: 10/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 10/09/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 19/09/2020

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