Issue details

Woodford Development - New School Governance Decision

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

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significant Reduction or Change in Service;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/05/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Consideration of this matter cannot reasonably be delayed beyond the meeting of the Cabinet on 20 July 2021 in order that the proposed statutory consultation is able to commence on or around 1 September 2021. The introduction of any further delay in the taking of the decision to allow for publication in the next iteration of the Forward Plan would result in further uncertainty and jeopardise the already published timeline for the construction of the new site.

Decision due: 29 Jun 2021 by Cabinet

Decision due: 20 Jul 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children, Families & Education, Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources

Lead director: Corporate Director (Corporate and Support Services) and Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Children's Services

Department: Corporate and Support Services

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

Consultation process

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

Forward Plan Reference: CFS&E5/ RCG32

Equality and/or Environmental Impact Assessment: TBC

Relevant Scrutiny Committee for the purpose of call-in: Children & Families


Agenda items


  • Woodford Development - New School Governance Decision