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Cabinet Decision: 12th March 2015
Title of Item/Report
Scrutiny Review of School Organisation and Admission Arrangements (Phase 1)
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the Children & Young People Select Committee findings following the Scrutiny Review of School Organisation and Admission Arrangements.

The report presented the outcomes of the Scrutiny Review of School Organisation and Admission Arrangements, undertaken by the Children & Young People Select Committee during the Municipal Year 2014/15. The topic was identified for review at Scrutiny Liaison Forum and included in the 2014/15 Work Programme by Executive Scrutiny Committee.

The review sought to ensure that the process and criteria for identifying priorities for 2014/15 had been transparent and robust in addition to ensuring that the statutory public consultation was carried out appropriately. It was also agreed that the Children & Young People Select Committee would consider the consultation feedback and scrutinise the outcomes and report to Cabinet on recommendations in March 2015, prior to lodging with Secretary of State in April 2015.

The Children & Young People Select Committee were satisfied that the proposals going forward for Cabinet approval had taken on board feedback from schools and parents and acknowledged that there were number of outstanding issues which needed to be considered and welcomed involvement in further work later in the year.

RESOLVED that the report be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
The report presents the findings of the scrutiny review that took place as part of the agreed work programme for 2013/14.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Harrington declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 4 - Scrutiny Review of School Organisation and Admission Arrangements as his goddaughter would be attending one of the schools named within the report.

Councillor Faulks declared a personal non prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 4 - Scrutiny Review of School Organisation and Admission Arrangements as he had objected to the proposed admission zone changes.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday, 20th March 2015
Attachment

Date of Publication: 16 March 2015


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