Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Member for Education
Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher 02392 834056  Email: lisa.gallacher@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

28.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Hannah Hockaday. 

29.

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Coles declared a personal, non-prejudicial interest as he is on the Local Advisory Board at Penhale Infant School (Thinking Schools Academy Trust). 

 

Councillor Horton declared a personal, non-prejudicial interest as she is the Vice Chair of Governors at Craneswater Junior School. 

30.

Dedicated Schools Grant 2018-19 quarter one budget monitoring pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to inform The Cabinet Member for Education of the projected revenue expenditure of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the current financial year 2018-19 as at the end of June 2018.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member:

Notes the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 June 2018, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

 

Minutes:

(TAKE IN REPORT)

 

The report was introduced by Alison Egerton, Group Accountant. 

 

DECISION:

The Cabinet Member noted the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 June 2018, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

 

31.

Education Portfolio Budget Monitoring Report for the First Quarter 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Purpose of report

To inform the Cabinet Member of the projected revenue expenditure within the portfolio cash limit and capital programme for the current financial year 2018-19. This report sets out the budget position and contributing factors to the projected spend within the portfolio as at the end of June 2018.

 

RECOMMENDED

That the Cabinet Member notes the Education Portfolio forecast revenue and capital budget positions, as at the end of June 2018, together with the variance and pressure explanations.

 

Minutes:

(TAKE IN REPORT)

 

The report was introduced by Beverley Pennekett, Finance Manager.  Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director Children, Families and Education added that the service is managing the budget pressures carefully and the full picture on the home to school transport budget will not be known until October. 

 

 

DECISION: The Cabinet Member noted the Education Portfolio forecast revenue and capital budget positions, as at the end of June 2018, together with the variance and pressure explanations.

32.

Change of age range for Portsdown Primary School pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Purpose

to seek approval to commence the statutory process to change the age range of Portsdown Primary School from 3 to 11 years to 4 to 11 years.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member authorise the Director for Children, Families and Education to proceed to the representation stage of the statutory process by publishing a proposal to change the age range of Portsdown Primary school from 3 to 11 years to 4 to 11 years.

 

Minutes:

(TAKE IN REPORT)

The report was introduced by Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director Children, Families and Education - Education. 

 

 

DECISION: The Cabinet Member authorised the Director for Children, Families and Education to proceed to the representation stage of the statutory process by publishing a proposal to change the age range of Portsdown Primary school from 3 to 11 years to 4 to 11 years.

33.

School Modernisation and Sufficiency Programme pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Purpose

1.1               The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the progress of:

·                              Urgent school condition projects

·                              Secondary school sufficiency schemes aimed at increasing secondary school place capacity within the city

·                              Special school sufficiency schemes aimed at ensuring that schools can take children with more complex SEND.

 

1.2           The quarterly budget monitoring report (also on this agenda) contains information in relation the financial position of the education capital programme.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member notes the progress on the school modernisation "urgent condition" projects and the secondary school sufficiency projects (as set out in the report and in Appendix A).

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(TAKE IN REPORT)

 

The report was introduced by Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director of Children, Families and Education - Education. 

 

With regards to the SEN sufficiency, Mr Stoneman said that the authority are currently developing a strategy for special school places as part of the SEND strategic review.  Officers have already taken forward the planned remodelling works at both Cliffdale Primary Academy (due to be completed in January) and Redwood Park Academy (works due to start next year) and plans are in place to address further demand of places.   

 

DECISION:

The Cabinet Member noted the progress on the school modernisation "urgent condition" projects and the secondary school sufficiency projects (as set out in the report and in Appendix A).