Small Schools Task and Finish Group - Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 2.00 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: Virtual meeting without public access

Contact: Natalie Jones-Punch on 033 022 25098  Email:

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Declarations of Interest

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. (If in doubt please contact Democratic Services before the meeting).



Notes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Members of the Task and Finish Group are asked to agree the notes of the

previous meeting held on 4 December 2020.


Small Schools Proposals pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Report by the Director of Education and Skills.


Following a consultation on options for five rural and small schools in November 2019, this Scrutiny Task and Finish Group met to consider the outcome and the proposals for each of the five schools.  This was then considered by the Children and Young People’s Services Scrutiny Committee on 9 January 2020, prior to Cabinet taking a decision to undertake a statutory consultation on specific proposals for the five schools. 


The Statutory consultation completed on 16 March 2020 and the attached draft decision report outlines the output of the consultation and the proposed recommendations for those schools. 


The Small Schools Task and Finish Group is asked to comment on the attached draft Cabinet Member decision report and the supporting appendices and provide comment to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills prior to the formal decision being taken. 


Additional documents:



Members of the Task & Finish Group to agree comments and/or recommendations to be forwarded to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills for consideration prior to the decision being taken.