Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability - Tuesday, 30th April, 2024 11.00 am

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Contact: Belinda Trunfull  Governance and Democracy Officer

No. Item


Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 25 March 2024 pdf icon PDF 108 KB


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


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


51.1     Councillor Paul Redstone declared a personal non prejudicial interest under item 4 as the Co-Opted Governor for The Genesis Federation (Beckley and Peasmarsh primary schools).



Urgent items

Notification of items which the Lead Member considers to be urgent and propose to take at the end of the appropriate part of the Agenda


52.2     There were none.




53.1     A copy of the reports referred to below are included in the minute book.


Small Schools Policy pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report by the Director of Children’s Services.

Additional documents:


54.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the draft Small Schools Policy (“the draft policy”).


54.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the draft policy.


54.3     The draft policy sets out the benefits of partnership working, objectives and measures of success alongside the guiding principles of partnership working.

54.4     There has been in-depth consultation with a working party of school leaders, the joint board which represents schools across the county and the diocese.

54.5     The Church of England diocese is a key partner in this work.



Household Support Fund 2024 pdf icon PDF 515 KB

Report by the Director of Children’s Services.


55.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Children’s Services regarding the Household Support Fund 2024.


55.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

1) Approve the proposed plan for the use of the latest allocation of grant monies from the Fund to provide support to households with children in East Sussex as set out in the report; and

2) Delegate to the Director of Children’s Services authority to implement this part of the scheme.


55.3     The announcement of an extension to the scheme provides an opportunity to support households with children, households with pensioners, households with a disabled person and other vulnerable households within East Sussex who are experiencing financial challenges and will be welcomed by partners.