Decision Maker: Executive Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Outcome of the publication of a Statutory Notice on a proposal to make a prescribed alteration to West Oaks SEN Specialist School and Collage (Oakwood Lane site) from September 2016.
Further to Minute No. 153, 9th March 2016, the Director of Children’s Services submitted a report on the outcome of the consultation undertaken and subsequent Statutory Notice regarding the proposal to cease to provide complex social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) provision under the West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Oakwood Lane site). Specifically, the report sought approval to provide for these needs under the Wellspring Academy Trust.
(a) That the proposal to cease to provide behaviour, emotional and social difficulty (BESD) provision under the governance of The West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College (Oakwood Lane site) from 31 August 2016, be approved, with this being conditional upon the conversion of the existing BESD SILC into a 4 – 19 SEMH sponsored academy. The provision at the Oakwood Lane site would become part of the new academy from 1 September 2016. Should the academy conversion not be in place by then, then the provision would continue at Oakwood Lane under the governance of West Oaks SEN Specialist School and College.
(b) That it be noted that the officer responsible for the implementation of such matters is the Head of Learning Systems.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: Gipton and Harehills;
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children and Families
Other reasons / organisations consulted
As prescribed by School Organisation establishment and discontinuation regulations 2013 and Education Act 2011.
Parents, staff and governors of proposed and neighbouring schools, prospective parents, local residents, ward members, Diocese, MPs, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders.
Contact: Vivienne Buckland, Head of Learning Systems 0113 3783615 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Report author: Vivienne Buckland
Publication date: 29/06/2016
Date of decision: 22/06/2016
Decided at meeting: 22/06/2016 - Executive Board
Effective from: 02/07/2016