At the meeting of Kirklees Council Cabinet on March 7th, members will consider the following reports;
Children’s Improvement Plan
The report explains in outline how it is proposed that the Council improve outcomes for children and young people by putting them at the heart of what we do and working collaboratively with our partners to achieve improvement against the 27 Ofsted recommendations as laid out in the Improvement Plan.
The report seeks Cabinet’s endorsement to submit the Children’s Improvement Plan to Ofsted by 9th March 2017 and to delegate authority to the Council’s Director for Children’s Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, Family Support and Child Protection to finalise the Plan.
In addition, the report informs Cabinet how the Council is complying with our Department of Education Statutory Direction and what is being done to actively explore possible alternative delivery arrangements. The appendix to the report is a copy of the Improvement Plan.
The report will provide information in relation to securing sufficient primary school places to meet basic need across the wider area of Huddersfield south-west, Huddersfield west, Huddersfield north-west and Huddersfield north, and focus on the strategy for a specific proposal for the Huddersfield north area. It is proposed to establish a new primary Free School in a new building to serve Huddersfield north for 420 pupils aged 4-11 years. This will put children first by ensuring they are able to secure a place in the area that they live. Cabinet approval is being sought to begin the relevant statutory process to invite proposals to run a new primary Free School in Huddersfield north.
Final Decision about proposals for changes to specialist provision – Moldgreen Community Primary School and an update about a new communication and interaction provision
The report will advise members on the outcome of the statutory processes for the proposals by Kirklees Council to discontinue the 10 transitional places plus outreach for children with autism at Moldgreen Community Primary School. In addition, Cabinet will be updated on progress in determining a host school for a new communication and interaction provision.
2016/17 and 2017/18 Council Capital Plan – Proposed allocation of 2017/18 capital funding from the Directorate for Children and Young People (DCYP)
This report will identify potential projects to be funded from the DCYP Capital Maintenance baseline section of the Capital Plan which was approved by Council on 15th February 2017. Members will be asked to consider and approve the Capital Maintenance programme along with named projects so that they can be delivered in 2017/18.