Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Strategy 2016-2019 aims to provide high quality local education provision for children and young people with SEND and optimise value for money from the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant. As part of the development of the SEND Strategy, the County Council has identified an increased demand for extra provision to meet two specific areas of SEND - Autistic Spectrum Condition and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.
Following a review of current provision and anticipated future need, in early January 2019 the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills agreed a statutory notice to increase space at Manor Green Primary School in Crawley (Decision reference ES16 (18/19)). The school caters for a wide-range of Special Educational Needs, particularly for children with moderate and severe learning difficulties, complex social and communication difficulties or those who have been identified as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition. The increase in space would enable the school to increase planned places by 36 from 164 to 200.
To accommodate the additional pupils two further classrooms will need to be built. The feasibility work for the project has now been completed. Following detailed design and a competitive tendering exercise the Cabinet Member will be asked to approve the allocation of the funds required to enable the project to proceed.
The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has approved
(1) The allocation of £1.018m from the Capital Programme to fund the expansion works and the completion of a procurement process for the delivery of works at Manor Green Primary School as detailed in paragraphs 2.2, 4.2 and 4.3 of the attached report.
(2) To delegate authority to award the contract for carrying out the works detailed in the report to the Director of Property and Assets.
Publication date: 29/10/2019
Date of decision: 29/10/2019
Effective from: 08/11/2019