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School Organisation - Community School Admissions Arrangements for 2021/2022 and SEND Place Planning

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Determine the community school admission arrangements for 2021/2022 academic year and delegate authority to determine admission arrangements in future where there are no significant changes.

 

Delegated authority to publish and determine statutory proposals to increase SEND Provision in accordance with the SEND Strategy.

Decisions:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)       the community school admission arrangements for 2021/2022 academic year, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be determined;

 

(2)       the Corporate Director People Services be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder Children, Schools and Young People, to allow future admission arrangements to be determined without additional Cabinet approval where there were no major changes to the admission arrangements, oversubscription criteria including changes in Published Admission Numbers;

 

(3)       the Corporate Director People Services be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People, and consideration of consultation responses, to publish the statutory notices that would enable the increase of SEND provision in Harrow in accordance with the SEND Strategy;

 

(4)       the Corporate Director People Services be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People, to determine the notices that would enable the increase of SEND provision in Harrow in accordance with the SEND Strategy.

 

Reason for Decision:  To enable the Local Authority to fulfil its statutory duties for SEND in the Children and Families Act 2014 and secure a continuum of provision and support with partners for pupils aged 0-25 with SEND and for Cabinet to determine the admissions arrangements for the 2021/2022 academic year.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Paul Hewitt

Publication date: 10/01/2020

Date of decision: 09/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 09/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/01/2020

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