Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education - Thursday, 18th February, 2021 4.00 pm

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Contact: Lisa Gallacher 02392 834056  Email:

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interests


2020-21 Early Years Providers Covid-19 Additional Grant, Spring 2021 pdf icon PDF 158 KB


To seek approval from the Cabinet Member to pay early years providers additional funding in the form of a grant in order to support the sustainability of the market. This would apply to providers who offered funded early years provision for two, three and four year olds during the first national lockdown.



It is recommended that the Cabinet Member approves the proposed grant values to be paid in the spring term 2021 subject to the forecast year end position as set out in Table 1.

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Dedicated Schools Grant Budget 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 278 KB



To inform the Cabinet Member of the initial determination of the Dedicated Schools Grant budget (including individual schools budgets) for 2021-22 and to seek the necessary approvals and endorsements required.


RECOMMENDED It is recommended that the Cabinet Member:

(1)  Approve the initial determination of the Schools Budget for 2021-22 as set out in Appendix 1.

(2)  Approve the 2021-22 Special School, Inclusion Centre and Alternative Provision Places as set out in Appendix 2.

(3)  Approve the 2021-22 Element 3 Top-up values for Special Schools, Inclusion Centres, Alternative Provision settings and pupils with an EHCP in Mainstream schools as set out in Appendix 3

(4)  Approve the proposal to consult with The Harbour School and secondary schools with reference to the Turnaround project as set out in paragraph 5.23.

(5)  Approve the proposal that any carry forward of balances from 2020-21 be used to assist with the continued introduction of the funding reform changes and fund any potential financial pressures arising during 2021-22.



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