Agenda

Cabinet Member for Education
Thursday, 14th February, 2019 11.30 am

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

Contact: David Penrose 02392 834870  Email: david.penrose@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Members Interests

3.

Dedicated Schools Grant 2018-19 quarter three budget monitoring pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Purpose

 

To inform the Cabinet Member of the projected revenue expenditure within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the current financial year 2018-19 as at the end of December 2018.

 

RECCOMENDATIONS

 

That the Cabinet Member notes the projected year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 31 December 2018, together with the associated explanations contained within the report.

4.

Education Portfolio Budget Monitoring Report for the Third Quarter 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Purpose

 

To inform the Cabinet Member of the projected financial position for the portfolio revenue 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 December 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

5.

School Funding Arrangements 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Purpose

 

To seek approval for the Element 3 top-up rates for Special Schools, Inclusion Centres and Alternative Provision (AP) settings.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

That the Cabinet Member:

 

1       Approves the 2019-20 Element 3 Top-up rates for Special Schools, Inclusion Centres and Alternative Provision settings as set out in Appendix 1.

 

2       Reverses the decision made on 9 October 2018 to implement the proposed changes to the high needs funding namely:

 

a.     The introduction of a banding system for element 3 top-up funding for children with EHCPs in mainstream schools.

 

b.     The introduction of a banding system for element 3 top-up funding for children with EHCPs in inclusion centres.

 

c.     Reduce special school rates by 1%

 

d.     To recommission the Outreach contract from September 2019 to achieve a cost reduction of 10%

 

e.     To make efficiencies in the Portage Plus team in order to release £10,000 of funding.

6.

School Modernisation Programme for the 3rd Quarter 2018 - 19 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Purpose

 

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.

 

The quarterly budget monitoring report contains information in relation to the financial position of the education capital programme.

 

Recommendations

 

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

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