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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Cabinet Meeting: 15 December, 2014

 

Report of the Cabinet Member for Children's Services

 

Instrument of Government for the new Vale Special School (legal process for naming the school)

 

Purpose of the Report

1.         To seek Cabinet approval of the name of the Council's new Special School as Ysgol y Deri.

Recommendation

1.         That Cabinet approve the attached Instrument of Government and consequently the name of the new Special School as Ysgol y Deri.

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.         To ensure that the naming of the new Special School complies with the legal framework.

Background

2.         The Council opened the new Special School with effect from 10 November 2014 as part of the Penarth Learning Community.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.         The governing body of a new school must submit its draft Instrument of Government to the Local Authority for making in accordance with the legislation listed below under Legal Implications. This is the legal process for naming a new school.

4.         The temporary governing body of Ysgol y Deri approved the draft Instrument of Government (attached at Appendix 1) on 19 November 2014.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

5.         None directly arising from this report.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

6.         None directly arising from this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

7.         This report and its recommendation comply with the Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005.

Crime and Disorder Implications

8.         None directly arising from this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

9.         The opening of this new state of the art Special School will significantly enhance educational provision for all its pupils.

Corporate/Service Objectives

10.      The opening of this new state of the art Special School will significantly enhance educational provision for all its pupils.

Policy Framework and Budget

11.      This is a matter for Executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

12.      Ward member consultation is not applicable.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

13.      Lifelong Learning.

Background Papers

None.

 

Contact Officer

John Sparks

 

Officers Consulted

Paula Ham, Head of Strategy, Community Learning & Resources

 

Responsible Officer

Jennifer Hill

Director of Learning and Skills

 

 

 

 

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