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Agenda Item No. 9(a)

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

COUNCIL MEETING: 28 JUNE 2017

 

REFERENCE FROM CABINET:  24 APRIL 2017

 

C3549         COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE INSTRUMENT OF GOVERNMENT FOR ST HELEN’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL (LEGAL PROCESS FOR NAMING THE SCHOOL) (RE) (SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – LEARNING AND CULTURE) -

 

Approval was sought for the name of the newly amalgamated Catholic primary school in Barry as St Helen's Catholic Primary School.

 

The Council had previously approved the proposal to amalgamate St Helen's Infant and Nursery and St Helen's Junior Schools to become St Helen's Catholic Primary School to take effect from 1 May, 2017.

 

The Local Authority had to make the new school's Instrument of Government to comply with the Government of Maintained Schools (Wales) Regulations 2005. This was the legal process for naming a new school.

 

The temporary governing body of the new school determined the size of the new school's governing body at their meeting on 9 March, 2017 and accordingly the draft Instrument of Government was attached to the report at Appendix 1. The new school's governing body needed to be established by the end of the first term in which the new school opened which would be by 31 August, 2017.

 

This was a matter for Executive decision

 

Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)          T H A T the Instrument of Government attached at Appendix A to the report be approved, and consequently the name of the newly amalgamated school be approved as St Helen's Catholic Primary School.

 

(2)       T H A T the use of Article 14.14 of the Council’s Constitution (urgent decision procedure) be authorised in respect of resolution 1 above.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1&2)  To ensure that the naming of the school complied with the legal framework by 1 May, 2017.

 

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