Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Education Decisions
Tuesday, 8 May 2018 3.30 pm

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Contact: Angela Guest  0208 541 9075

Items
No. Item

1.

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.

2.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

2a

Members' Questions

2b

Public Questions

    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (Tuesday 1 May 2018).

     

    Decision:

    There were six questions received from members of the public.

    As these all related to Item 6, Proposal to close Ripley CofE Primary School, the Cabinet Member took these questions as part of Item 6.  The questions and responses are annexed to this decision sheet.

2c

Petitions

3.

PROPOSAL TO CLOSE GREEN OAK CofE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND NURSERY pdf icon PDF 441 KB

    Green Oak CofE Primary School and Nursery received an inadequate Ofsted judgement in January 2017.  As set out in the Education and Adoption Act 2016, the school subsequently received a Directive Academy Order from the Department for Education’s Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC).  The effect of the Order is that the school must be placed within a multi-academy trust (MAT) to secure its future.  No appropriate MAT had been identified by the RSC and the Diocese of Guildford to take the school forward.  In line with the statutory guidance ‘Schools Causing Concern’ February 2018, it was necessary for the Council to undertake consultation on the future provision of the school.

     

    The Cabinet Member is asked to review the summary of the evidence in the report, the consultation summary and the consultation responses; and determine whether to proceed with the publication of statutory notices.

     

    Decision:

    RESOLVED:

     

    It was agreed that:

     

    1.      Statutory notices to close are not published.

     

    2.      The proposal to close the school is halted whilst further options that have arisen during the informal consultation process are fully explored.

     

4.

PROPOSAL TO CLOSE RIPLEY CofE PRIMARY SCHOOL pdf icon PDF 356 KB

    Ripley CofE Primary School received an inadequate Ofsted judgement in May 2017. As set out in the Education and Adoption Act 2016, the school subsequently received a Directive Academy Order from the Department for Education’s Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC). The effect of the Order is that the school must be placed within a multi-academy trust (MAT) to secure its future. No appropriate MAT has been identified by the RSC and the Diocese of Guildford to take the school forward. In line with the statutory guidance ‘Schools Causing Concern’ February 2018, it was necessary for the Council to undertake consultation on the future provision of the school.

     

    The Cabinet Member is asked to review the summary of the evidence in the report, the consultation summary and the consultation responses; and determine whether to proceed with the publication of statutory notices.

     

    Decision:

    RESOLVED:

     

    It was agreed that statutory notices to close are published.