Cabinet is asked to approve an update to the protocol in line with the new admissions code.
Councillor Kam Kaur (Portfolio Holder for Education) explained that the Fair Access Protocol governed how children were placed in schools outside of the normal school admissions rounds to avoid anyone being out of a school place for too long and hence damaging their education. The protocol tried to balance the needs of the child with the ability of schools to take a child and looked to ensure no school received a disproportionate number of children where they had difficult or challenging behaviour. The update sought to make the protocol compliant with the 2021 Admissions Code and more specifically define what constituted challenging behaviour.
Resolved that Cabinet agrees the Warwickshire County Council Fair Access Protocol for Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools as set out in Appendix A to the report.