Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Monday, 30th January, 2017 11.30 am

Venue: Committee Suite 1,2 & 3, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions

Contact: Cherry Foreman  Democratic Services Officer

Link: Audio recording

Items
No. Item

9.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

10.

Declarations of Interest

To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

11.

Public Speaking Time/Open Session

In accordance with Procedure Rules Nos.11 and 35 a period of 10 minutes is allocated for members of the public to address the meeting on any matter relevant to the work of the body in question.  Individual members of the public may speak for up to 5 minutes but the Chairman or person presiding will decide how the period of time allocated for public speaking will be apportioned where there are a number of speakers. Members of the public are not required to give notice to use this facility. However, as a matter of courtesy, a period of 24 hours’ notice is encouraged.

 

Members of the public wishing to ask a question at the meeting should provide at least three clear working days’ notice in writing and should include the question with that notice. This will enable an informed answer to be given.

 

 

Minutes:

No members of the public were present.

12.

Determination of Local Authority Co-ordinated Scheme and Admission Arrangements pdf icon PDF 72 KB

To approve the co-ordinated scheme and admission arrangements.

Additional documents:

Decision:

To approve the proposed coordinated admission scheme, which all local authorities are required by section 88M of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA) to have in place, as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

 

To approve the proposed admission arrangements for Cheshire East community and controlled schools, which are the overall procedure, practices, criteria and supplementary information to be used in deciding on the allocation of school places, as shown in Annex 2 of the report. 

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the coordinated scheme and admission arrangements for 2018 and subsequent years, subject to any review.

 

In accordance with Section 88M of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA), all Local Authorities are required to have in place a coordinated scheme which will apply to applications for places in all publicly funded mainstream primary and secondary schools (i.e. including academies) for the school year 2018-19.

 

The proposed admission arrangements include the overall procedure, practices, criteria, published admission number (PAN) and supplementary information to be used in deciding on the allocation of school places. Current admission numbers and proposed changes for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2018, which the Local Authority is responsible for as the admission authority for these schools,  were set out in the report. 

 

The approval will enable the Local Authority to meet its statutory duty to determine by 28 February 2017 a coordinated admissions scheme and admission arrangements to apply for 2018 and subsequent years, subject to any further review.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    That approval be given to the proposed coordinated admission scheme, which all local authorities are required by section 88M of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA) to have in place, as shown in Annex 1 of the report.

 

2.    That approval be given to the proposed admission arrangements for Cheshire East community and controlled schools, which are the overall procedure, practices, criteria and supplementary information to be used in deciding on the allocation of school places, as shown in Annex 2 of the report.