Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Education & Learning Decisions - Tuesday, 26 April 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate RH2 8EF

Contact: Angela Guest  07929 724773

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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.

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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 (20/04/2022).

     

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2b

Public Questions

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    The deadline for public questions is seven days before the meeting (19/04/2022).

     

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PETITION: PRESERVE THE FUTURE OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL C OF E INFANT SCHOOL IN CHALDON pdf icon PDF 7 KB

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    A petition with 119 Signatories has been submitted by Sara Shoebridge.  The full petition and response are attached.

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    Decision:

    The Cabinet Member for Transport & Infrastructure accepted the following petition.  The lead petitioner was not present at the meeting to present the petition.  The Cabinet Member response to the petition as set out below was published as a supplement to the agenda.

     

    PETITION: PRESERVE THE FUTURE OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL CofE INFANT SCHOOL IN CHALDON

     

    We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to fulfil their duty to preserve the future of our school by supporting the expansion to accommodate Primary Education to Key Stage 2 (7-11 year olds).

    Justification:

     

    St Peter and St Paul is a Church of England school located at the heart of the village of Chaldon village in the Surrey Hills. Historically, the school has developed a strong reputation of high quality education, care and community spirit that we believe to be unique amongst a wider community hugely dominated by Trust schools.

     

    In 2021 the school co-operated with a request from Surrey County Council to accept. bulge year, which has resulted in more members of the community recognising the strengths of our school.

     

    As a church school we enjoy a special sense of belonging welcoming all cultures and religious denominations into our school and our Christian ethos provides a rich backdrop in which all our children flourish.

     

    As parents and carers we feel very strongly that our school is the best environment for our children to continue their educational journey until their transition into secondary school.

    We have learnt to trust in staff team that cares passionately about the school and we are confident that they can offer the best possible opportunity for through Primary Education in the area.

     

    We therefore request that Surrey County Council honour the "Change in Age Range Consultation" that was agreed in October 2021 and needs to now be reflected in the physical expansion of the school.

     

    Submitted by: SARA SHOEBRIDGE

    Signatures: 119

     

    Cabinet Member Response:

     

    The change in age range at St Peter and St Paul Church of England School will be implemented for September 2022.  The school are admitting Year 3 pupils from September 2022 and internal alterations to the existing building will provide the additional space for pupils.

     

    Some planning and highway matters were raised as part of the planning application originally submitted in June 2021. Since then, supplementary information to the original planning application has recently been submitted to address the concerns. Subject to planning permission being granted the physical expansion of the school will take place with a target date for completion of September 2023.

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Proposal to expand Manor Mead School & change school designation from a single designation of Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) to a dual designation of Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) pdf icon PDF 359 KB