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Establishment of Specialist Resourced Provision

Meeting: 09/05/2024 - Cabinet (Item 3)

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A paper seeking approval of the establishment of specialist resourced provisions at primary/secondary schools in Warwickshire and associated additions to the capital programme.

 

Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Kam Kaur

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Kam Kaur, Portfolio Holder for Education, advised that this report sought approval for four projects to be added to the Education Capital Programme, as detailed in the report, in relation to Park Hill Junior School, St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Briar Hill Infant School and Nicholas Chamberlaine School.  The projects would see specialist resourced provision increased across the county.

 

In response to questions from Councillor Sarah Feeney regarding the provision of specialist nursery provision, Councillor Kaur explained that the Council was working through an early years strategy and there was a need to work with providers to identify need and develop the necessary provision.

 

Resolved:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.     Approves the establishment of specialist resourced provision and approves the following addition to the capital programme to deliver the prescribed alterations required:

 

a.     For Park Hill Junior School, Kenilworth an addition of £0.113 million to the capital programme to be funded from the Special Provision Fund;

b.     For St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Nuneaton, an addition of £0.013 million to the capital programme to be funded from Developer contributions;

 

2.     Approves the establishment of specialist resourced provision at Briar Hill Infant School, Leamington Spa at no additional cost to the Council;

 

3.     Supports the establishment of specialist resourced provision at Nicholas Chamberlaine School, Bedworth and in order to deliver the alterations required approves an addition to the capital programme of £0.090 million to deliver the scheme at Nicholas Chamberlains School, Bedworth. This will be funded from the High Needs Capital Grant and to be drawn down subject to the Department for Education approval of the required change application; and

 

4.     Authorises, the Executive Director for Children and Young People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Property and the Portfolio Holder for Education, to invite tenders and enter into the appropriate contracts on terms and conditions considered acceptable to the Executive Director for Resources.