Children and Families Committee - Monday, 16th January, 2023 12.30 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 320 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 November 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.



Update on Progress Against the Joint Targeted Area Inspection Action Plan pdf icon PDF 466 KB

To receive an update on the partnership progress against the action plan from the JTAI inspection.

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Medium-Term Financial Strategy 2023-27 Consultation pdf icon PDF 431 KB

To receive and respond to the Medium Term Financial Strategy 2023-27. (Paper to follow)


School Organisation - Funding Review for Springfield School: Dean Row Site pdf icon PDF 427 KB

To receive a report on the funding review for the new Springfield School satellite site at Dean Row, Handforth.

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School Organisation - New DfE Special Educational Needs Free School Applications pdf icon PDF 448 KB

To receive a report on the applications for new SEN free schools.

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School Organisation: Proposed reduction in SEN resource provisions at Middlewich Primary School, Middlewich and Lindow Community Primary School, Wilmslow pdf icon PDF 371 KB

To consider the report on the proposed reduction in SEN resource provision at Middlewich Primary School and Lindow Community Primary School.

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School Organisation: The Dingle Primary School, Haslington: Authority to enter into a construction contract inclusive of pre-construction services pdf icon PDF 551 KB

To consider a report seeking authority to award a construction contract for the expansion of the Dingle Primary School.


Proposed change in age range at Pebble Brook Primary School and Underwood West Academy pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To receive a report on the proposed change in age range at two schools.


Children and Families Q2 Scorecard 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To receive the Children and Families scorecard for quarter 2 of 2022-23.

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School Organisation: Academisation of Schools: Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 334 KB

To note the status of academy conversions across Cheshire East schools.

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To consider the work programme and determine any required amendments.



Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports relating to the remaining items on the agenda have been withheld from public circulation and deposit pursuant to Section 100(B)(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that the matters may be determined with the press and public excluded.


The Committee may decide that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.


School Organisation - New DfE Special Educational Needs Free School Applications - Appendices

To consider appendices 2-5 of the report.

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