Decision details

Stockport Secondary Special Free School

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The borough does not currently have enough places for secondary aged students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The government has made the offer for Local Authorities to bid for SEND Free Schools. Stockport, alongside of 66 other authorities, took up this invitation to bid

Decision:

The Cabinet has considered the current insufficiency of places for secondary aged students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Stockport and noted the offer made by the government for local authorities to bid for SEND Free Schools.  The Cabinet has noted that the Council has taken up the invitation to bid and has given approval to the proosal that the Department for Eduction sponsor an approved Multi-Academy Trust to run a Secondary Special Free School in Stockport.

Alternative options considered:

None.

Reason Key: Significant expenditure or savings;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: Completed October 2019

Decision Reference: CAB237

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: CFS&E2

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Stakeholder event June 2019

Contact: Stephen Nyakatawa, Director for Education Email: Stephen.Nyakatawa@stockport.gov.uk, Karen Topham Email: karen.topham@stockport.gov.uk.

Report author: Chris McLoughlin

Publication date: 29/07/2020

Date of decision: 28/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 28/07/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2020

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