Agenda

Cabinet
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 2.00 pm

Venue: Ashcombe Suite, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2DN

Contact: Vicky Hibbert or Angela Guest  020 8541 9075 Email: angela.guest@surreycc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting: (25 June 2019)

3.

Declarations of Interest

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter

    (i)            Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    (ii)           Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

    NOTES:

    ·         Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest

    ·         As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner)

    ·         Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

4.

Procedural Matters

4a

Members' Questions

4b

Public Questions

4c

Petitions

4d

Representations received on reports to be considered in private

5.

Reports from Select Committees , Task Groups, Local Committees and other Committees of the Council

6.

Leader / Deputy Leader / Cabinet Member Decisions/ Investment Board Taken Since the Last Cabinet Meeting pdf icon PDF 102 KB

7.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Travel Assistance pdf icon PDF 107 KB

    All councils have statutory responsibilities related to home to school transport. Surrey County Council is proposing to review and ensure its SEND travel assistance policy enables the Council to continue to deliver its statutory responsibilities, improves outcomes for children and young people with SEND and controls costs. 

     

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

     

8.

Commissioning of Special Educational Need or Disability placements from Schools and Colleges in the Non Maintained Independent sector pdf icon PDF 119 KB

    This report sets out recommendations arising from work on options for the commissioning arrangements for placement of learners with special education needs in independent, Non Maintained Independent Sector (NMIs), schools and colleges. These placements are currently spot purchased. The proposals in this report do not apply to maintained schools in Surrey.  The report outlines the approach the Council is taking to work regionally with other local authorities to develop more cost effective ways of placing children in specialist placements.

     

    NB: Part 2 Annex at item 23.

     

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

     

9.

Proposal to charge maintained schools for the cost of conversion to become an academy school pdf icon PDF 100 KB

    There are costs for the Department for Education (DfE), maintained schools and their maintaining authorities when a school converts to become an academy.  Schools are given a grant to contribute to their costs but local authorities get no financial support.

    Local authorities must either bear the full cost of the work they undertake by law to facilitate transfers of status, or charge the converting school the costs, which they are entitled to do.  Cabinet is asked to consider these issues and the recommendation to charge.

     

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

10.

Libraries and Cultural Services Transformation - THIS ITEM HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AGENDA

11.

Creation of a New Specialist Centre at Worplesdon Primary School in Partnership with Freemantles School Providing 21 Places for Pupils with High Communication and Interaction Needs pdf icon PDF 70 KB

    To agree the proposal for a new specialist centre to be developed at Worplesdon Primary School. This would create places for primary pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and who have Communication and Interaction Needs (COIN) in Surrey. The specialist centre will be based at Worplesdon Primary School and operated in partnership with Freemantles School.

     

    NB Part 2 Annex at Item 24.

     

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

     

12.

Proposal to enter into a local education partnership with Schools Alliance for Excellence pdf icon PDF 259 KB

13.

Children's Improvement Update pdf icon PDF 140 KB

14.

Approval for Surrey to join the Regional Adoption Agency pdf icon PDF 295 KB

15.

Providing Council Tax Relief for Surrey's Care Leavers pdf icon PDF 108 KB

16.

Adult Social Care Accommodation with Care and Support Strategy for Extra Care Housing for Older People and Independent Living Schemes for adults with a learning disability and/or autism pdf icon PDF 174 KB

17.

Housing Infrastructure Fund - Funding Allocation of £95 Million to Woking Town Centre pdf icon PDF 110 KB

18.

Consultation Response to the Transport for the South East Proposal to Government pdf icon PDF 98 KB

19.

Town Centre Highway Management Agreements pdf icon PDF 93 KB

    The County Council, as the Highway Authority has a statutory duty to maintain highway maintainable at the public expense in Surrey. The network is maintained to comply with its statutory obligation to ensure the safety of highway users. District and Borough Councils invest in their town centres and have local priorities, which may include bespoke or expensive materials.  If a District or Borough Council chooses to enter into a “Town Centre Highway Management Agreement” with the County Council, it will give them the ability to control an agreed defined area to higher locally determined standards.

     

    [The decisions on this item can be called in by the Communities, Environment & Highways Select Committee]

20.

Monthly Budget Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 128 KB

21.

Contract for Reactive and Cyclical Maintenance of Surrey County Council Maintained Buildings in the Surrey West Area pdf icon PDF 470 KB

22.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

    That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

P A R T T W O - I N P R I V A T E

23.

Commissioning of Special Educational Need or Disability placements from Schools and Colleges in the Non Maintained Independent sector

24.

Creation of a New Specialist Centre at Worplesdon Primary School in Partnership with Freemantles School Providing 21 Places for Pupils with High Communication and Interaction Needs

25.

Proposal to enter into a local education partnership with Schools Alliance for Excellence

26.

Disposal of the Former Merstham Library, Weldon Way, Merstham

27.

PUBLICITY FOR PART 2 ITEMS