Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Monday, 7th October, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Aaron Sams  01273 335274

Items
No. Item

11.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 24 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

11.1   The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2019.

12.

Disclosures of interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the Agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Member regards the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct

Minutes:

12.1     Councillor Field declared a personal non prejudicial interest in item 4 as the Chair of Battle Pre School.

13.

Reports

Minutes:

13.1     Copies of the reports referred to below are included in the minute book

14.

East Sussex Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Report by Director of Children’s Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

14.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the publication of the latest update to the East Sussex Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for 2019/20.

14.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the publication of the East Sussex Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for 2019/20.

 

Reason

14.3     The Council has a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient early education and childcare places to meet present and future demand across the county. The updated Childcare Sufficiency Assessment for the period 2019/2020 clearly sets out the projected demand for places in the future and where the Council thinks it will need to support the sector to provide additional places in the right locations to meet parental demand.

 

 

 

15.

Education Commissioning Plan 2019-2023 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report by Director of Children’s Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

15.1   The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the Education Commissioning Plan 2019 – 2023.

 

15.2   The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

1) approve the publication of the Education Commissioning Plan 2019 – 23 and;

2) agree to the plan being re-branded the ‘School Organisation Plan’ prior to its publication

Reason

15.3     The Council has a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient school places to meet present and future demand across the county. The updated plan for the period 2019-2023 clearly sets out the projected demand for places in the future and where we think we will need to commission additional places or reorganise existing provision to maintain a sustainable network of schools with the right number of places in the right locations to serve local need.

16.

School age range change - Stonegate Church of England Primary School pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report by Director of Children’s Serrvices

Minutes:

16.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding a school age range change at Stonegate Church of England Primary School.


16.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

 

1)            authorise the publication of statutory notices in respect of a proposal to lower the age range at Stonegate Church of England Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 to take effect on 1 September 2020; and

2)    delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services to amend the proposals prior to their publication if required

 

Reason


16.3     The proposal to lower the age range at Stonegate Church of England Primary school will help to build on work already done by the school, ensuring a fully integrated Early Years Foundation Stage to help secure good outcomes for all children.