Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for All-Age Learning Decisions - Tuesday, 2 February 2021 4.20 pm

Venue: Remote via Teams

Contact: Angela Guest 

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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    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

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2a

Members' Questions

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    The deadline for Members’ questions is 12pm four working days before the meeting (27/01/2021).

     

2b

Public Questions

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    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (26/01/2021).

     

2c

Petitions pdf icon PDF 127 KB

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    One petition has been received from Mr Richard Wilson. The petition reads:

     

    “Surrey County Council has presented a proposal to cut school funding for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This proposal will affect 67 primary and 2 secondary schools in Surrey. The funding for SEN pupils is a tiny amount compared with the Council's overall spending and we think the SCC proposal risks the futures of children who should be their top priority. This is the worst possible time to apply a funding cut to schools that will damage the education of all pupils and hamper the ability of teachers to bring out the best in the next generation.

     

    The following schools in Surrey Heath are affected by this proposed cut:

     

    • Heather Ridge Infant School

    • Valley End CofE Infant School

    • Windlesham Village Infant School

    • Lightwater Village School

    • Lakeside Primary School

    • Gordon's School

     

    We believe the SCC Cabinet team should withdraw this proposal with immediate effect.”

    Decision:

    A petition had been received from Mr Richard Wilson that read:

     

    “Surrey County Council has presented a proposal to cut school funding for pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN). This proposal will affect 67 primary and 2 secondary schools in Surrey. The funding for SEN pupils is a tiny amount compared with the Council's overall spending and we think the SCC proposal risks the futures of children who should be their top priority. This is the worst possible time to apply a funding cut to schools that will damage the education of all pupils and hamper the ability of teachers to bring out the best in the next generation.

     

    The following schools in Surrey Heath are affected by this proposed cut:

     

    • Heather Ridge Infant School

    • Valley End CofE Infant School

    • Windlesham Village Infant School

    Lightwater Village School

    • Lakeside Primary School

    • Gordon's School

     

    We believe the SCC Cabinet team should withdraw this proposal with immediate effect.”The lead petitioner was unable to join the meeting.

     

    Mr Wilson was unable to join the meeting to present the petition.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    1.    To note that the response to the petition was published with the agenda and sent to petitioners prior to the meeting.

     

    2.    That any further queries from Mr Richard Wilson, lead petitioner, would be responded to in writing.