Consultation Appendices A and E to follow
Members considered the proposal to amend the recommendations to avoid the consultation period taking place over the Christmas period suggested by the Cabinet Scrutiny Committee held prior to this meeting. After discussion it was agreed that the Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Services in consultation with the Leader and requisite members would be granted delegated authority to consider the extension of the consultation period as detailed below.
Having given due regard to the impact assessments in relation to equality, risk, community usage and Welsh language, and to the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales 2015), together with the legal implications, approval be granted that, in line with Section 48 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013, to consult on the proposal to establish an English-medium 3 -11 school with a specialist learning support centre, in new build premises to accommodate pupils from the current catchment areas of Alltwen Primary, Godre’rgraig Primary and Llangiwg Primary, all of which will close on 31st August 2025 and that delegated authority be granted to the Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning in consultation with the Leader, Cabinet Member for Education and Chair of Cabinet Scrutiny to agree a suitable extension to the consultation period to enable members of the public to respond to the consultation.
With date of implementation to be 1st September 2025.
Reason for Decision:
The decision will enable the Council to comply with the formal consultation requirements imposed on the Council by the School Organisation Code.
Subject to the outcome of consultation, implementation of the proposal will enable the Council to promote high educational standards and the fulfilment of every child’s potential. It will also enable the Council to meet its duty to secure efficient education in its area.
Implementation of the Decision:
The decision is proposed for implementation after the three day call in period.
The report is asking for permission to consult.