Adult & Children’s Services Cabinet Member – Minutes – 19 April 2012 (2)
78 (78) PRIMARY SCHOOL ORGANISATION REVIEW STRATEGY CONSULTATION FEEDBACK – The Director of Children and Young People’s Services submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of the outcome relating to the Primary School Organisation Review Strategy Consultation, and seeking approval to implement the revised strategy.
Approval was granted during December 2011 (minute 46 refers) to consult key stakeholders regarding proposals to undertake a strategic review of primary school organisation.
Details of the strategic review were subsequently published for consultation. The purpose of the document was to provide a framework to facilitate a strategic review of the organisation of the primary school estate and consider, where appropriate, whether alternative structural solutions were required.
The consultation period had now concluded and the report updated the Cabinet Member on feedback from the consultation process and presented the revised draft strategy for approval and implementation.
Resolved – That the revised Primary School Organisation Review Strategy, attached at Appendix A to the report, be approved for publishing.
79 (79) AMALGAMATION OF PRIORY LANE INFANT SCHOOL AND PRIORY LANE JUNIOR SCHOOLS – The Director of Children and Young People’s Services submitted a report seeking to update the Cabinet Member on the outcome of the public consultation regarding the proposal to merge Priory Lane Infant and Priory Lane Junior Schools, and seeking approval to proceed to the next stage of the process and publish a public notice.
On February 2012, approval was granted for a public consultation to be undertaken regarding the council’s proposal to merge Priory Lane Infant and Junior Schools to create a through-primary school (minute 57 refers).
The proposal recommended that the amalgamation should be implemented by closing the junior school and expanding the age range of the infant school to include pupils aged 5 to 11.
The council consulted stakeholders from 10 February to 23 March 2012. This was an inclusive process utilising a variety of consultation methods. Feedback from the consultation had now been analysed and could be used to help determine the most appropriate option regarding the next stage of the consultation process.
Resolved – That Option 1, at paragraph 4.1 of the report, that a public notice be published outlining the proposal to merge Priory Lane Infant and Priory Lane Junior Schools with effect from 1 September 2012, be approved.
80 (80) OFSTED INSPECTIONS OF NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE SCHOOLS – The Director of Children and Young People’s Services submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of the outcomes of the Ofsted inspections for Kirmington CofE Primary, Saint Augustine Webster Catholic Primary, Broughton Infant and Enderby Road Infant.
The schools had been inspected under the Section 5 Ofsted inspection schedule for schools. Full copies of the reports had been placed in the political group offices.
Resolved – (a) That approval be given to continue supporting improvements in the school inspected above, and (b) that the Cabinet Member writes to the school and makes suitable comment on the reports.
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