Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) Education to act as a joint lead authority, with Swindon Borough Council, in the Department for Education (DfE) Southwest DfE Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Change Partnership Programme.
Cllr Philip Robinson sought approval for Gloucestershire County Council to act as a joint lead authority, with Swindon Borough Council, in the Department for Education (DfE) Southwest DfE Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Change Partnership Programme.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
Approve the receipt of £5.8 million of funding from the
DfE to support:
GCC’s participation in the SEND Change Partnership Programme
from September 2023 to April 2025; and
the appointment of GCC as the financial Lead Authority (LA) under
that programme, with responsibility for apportioning the
DfE Change Partnership Programme
funding to Swindon Borough Council to support its
Approve the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) between GCC and the DfE relating to piloting and testing proposed SEND
reforms under the DfE Change
Approve the formation of a partnership arrangement between GCC and
Swindon Borough Council relating to their joint leadership of the
Programme in the Southwest
Approve the execution of a MoU between
GCC and Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (GICB) relating to
the Early Language and Speech Development programme if GICB is
awarded funding for the Early Language Support for Every Child
(ELSEC) Pathfinder Programme described in the NHS England guidance
documentation. If such funding is not received by GICB, ELSEC will
not be funded and will not proceed.
Approve the joint development by GCC and Swindon Borough Council of
a Strategic Delivery Plan for the delivery of the Programme in
Gloucestershire and Swindon.
6. Delegate authority to the Director of Education in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills, and Bus Transport to allocate the above funding, subject to any individual decisions that in the event that the value of any individual proposed procurement exercise or grant exceeds £500,000, a separate key decision shall be sought in order to authorise that procurement exercise or grant.
Report author: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport
Publication date: 22/11/2023
Date of decision: 22/11/2023
Decided at meeting: 22/11/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 30/11/2023