Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability
Monday, 3rd June, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: CC2, County Hall, Lewes

Contact: Aaron Sams  01273 335274

Items
No. Item

1.

Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 25 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

Minutes:

1.1       The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25 March 2019.

2.

Reports

Minutes:

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

3.

Music Service Procurement pdf icon PDF 214 KB

Report by Director of Children’s Services

Minutes:

3.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding a proposed award of a concession contract for the delivery of a music service for the county together with exempt information contained in a later agenda item.

 

3.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to –

 

1)            approve the award of a concession contract to Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival for the delivery of a music service in East Sussex; and

2)            delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services to take any action he considers necessary to give effect to or in consequence of the above recommendation.

 

Reason

 

3.3       Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival is a strong candidate for the award of a concession contract to deliver a music service for the county due to its experience providing a similar service for the Brighton & Hove area and the added value it can bring, including its commercial experience and links to the broader cultural sector.

If a contract was not awarded and we continue to deliver a music service directly without the benefit of reducing costs through management and administration efficiencies, the service remains vulnerable to relatively small changes in the financial environment.  A number of alternative options have previously been explored and awarding a concession contract was viewed as the preferred way forward due to some of the challenges posed by the other options.  If we were unable to find a viable alternative it may result in the need to re-consider closing the small group and individual instrumental teaching service, which would incur redundancy costs in the region of £350,000.

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4.

Post-16 Transport Policy Statement 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

Report by Director of Children’s Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding  the proposed Post 16 Transport Statement for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

4.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to – approve the Post 16 Transport Policy Statement for the 2019-20 academic year as set out in Appendix 3 of the report.

 

Reason

4.3       The County Council has carried out its legal duty to consult on the annual Post 16 Transport Statement.

5.

Exclusion of Public and Press

To consider excluding the public and press from the meeting for the remaining agenda items on the grounds that if the public and press were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

 

 

Minutes:

5.1       It was RESOLVED to exclude the press and public from the meeting for the remaining agenda item on the grounds that if the press and public were present there would be disclosure to them of exempt information as specified in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

6.

Music Service Procurement

Report by Director of Children’s Services

Minutes:

6.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services which provided exempt information regarding an earlier item on the agenda in relation to the award of a concession contract for the delivery of a music service.

 

6.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to note the report.

 

Reason

 

6.3       The report provided exempt information in relation to the award of a concession contract for the delivery of a music service in East Sussex.