Decision details

Woodford Development - New School Governance Decision (CFS&E5/ RCG32)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet will be asked to consider and agree the governance of the new school building on the Woodford Housing site.


The Cabinet has considered a report detailing two options available to the Local Authority regarding the management and governance of a new school to be built as a part of the new Woodford housing development, and has:-


(1) Determined that, subsequent to continued stakeholder engagement in June and July 2021 and further work on place planning projections, a formal consultation on a final proposal and preferred option be undertaken from September 2021.


(2) Agreed that the decision to begin consultation be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of Education in consultation with lead portfolio holders for Children, Family Services & Education and Resources, Commissioning & Governance, and that Cabinet make the final decision in December 2021.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Significant Reduction or Change in Service;

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: TBC

Decision Reference: CAB307

Declarations or conflicts of Interest: None.

Forward Plan Reference: CFS&E5/ RCG32

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Portfolio member engagement
Headteacher and governing body engagement
Public consultation - formal (web and print)
Representation - 4 weeks
possible School Adjudicator review

Contact: Geraldine Gerrard, Head of Business Support (People) Email: Tel: 0161 474 3837.

Report author: Geraldine Gerrard

Publication date: 01/07/2021

Date of decision: 29/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/07/2021

This decision has been called in by:

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