Children and Families Committee
Monday, 23rd May, 2022 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Josie Lloyd  Tel: 01270 686466 Email:

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies for absence from Members.


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 of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 24 March 2022.


Public Speaking/Open Session

In accordance with paragraph 2.24 of the Council’s Committee Procedure Rules and Appendix on Public Speaking, set out in the Constitution, a total period of 15 minutes is allocated for members of the public to put questions to the committee on any matter relating to this agenda. Each member of the public will be allowed up to two minutes each to speak, and the Chair will have discretion to vary this where they consider it appropriate.


Members of the public wishing to speak are required to provide notice of this at least three clear working days in advance of the meeting.



Ukrainian Refugee Position in Cheshire East (Verbal Update)

To receive an update on the Ukrainian refugee position in Cheshire East.


Covid-19 Schools Update (Verbal Update)

To receive a verbal update on the Covid-19 situation in schools.


Proposed Expansion of Springfield School, Crewe pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To seek approval for the proposed expansion scheme to increase capacity at Springfield School, Crewe.

Additional documents:


School Organisation: Academisation of Schools: Oakfield Lodge School (Pupil Referral Unit) pdf icon PDF 409 KB

To consider the intended academy conversion of Oakfield Lodge School.



School Organisation: Academisation of Schools: Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To receive an update on the forward plan for academisation.

Additional documents:


Participation in Department for Education, Delivering Better Value Programme pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To receive information about the offer from the DfE to join the delivering best value (DBV) programme.


Review of Travel Support for Children and Young People pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To receive the specification for the transport review in relation to transport support for children and young people.


Children and Families Budgets 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 203 KB

To receive the alignment of the 2022-23 budgets for Children and Families and to note or approve virements and supplementary estimates as required.

Additional documents:


Children's Commissioning pdf icon PDF 328 KB

To provide Children & Families Committee with an overview of the commissioning cycle, current and future commissioning activity across Children's Services.

Additional documents:


Ofsted Action Plan and Progress Update pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To receive an update on progress against the recommendations from the Ofsted ILACS inspections.

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Appointments to Sub-Committees, Working Groups, Panels, Boards and Joint Committees pdf icon PDF 97 KB

To appoint members to the Corporate Parenting Committee, the Local Authority School Governor Nominations Sub-committee and to nominate a member to the Health and Wellbeing Board.


Additional documents:


Work Programme pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To consider the Work Programme and determine any required amendments.



Minutes of Sub-Committees pdf icon PDF 49 KB

To note the minutes of the Local Authority School Governor Nomination Sub-Committee meeting held on 24 November 2021.