Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider any representations and responses to the statutory notice published on 11 June 2020 proposing an increase in the number of places at Alderman Knight Special School, Tewkesbury to 208 pupils and to alter the age range from 4 -19 years to 7 – 19 years with effect from September 2020.
Any representations should be sent to:
Clare Medland, Head of Commissioning for Learning
01452 328686 AKSproposals@gloucestershire.gov.uk
By 5.00pm on 23 July 2020
In coming to this decision, Cllr Patrick Molynuex: Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills, gave due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the published Due Regard Statement, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Having fully considered all the available information, Cllr Molyneux decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:
1) Approve the permanent expansion at Alderman Knight Special School, Tewkesbury, to increase the number of pupils to 208 pupils and to alter the age range from 4 -19 years to 7 – 19 years with effect from September 2020.
2) Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services to:
a) use the Gloucestershire County Council approved Major Project Framework (or such replacement Framework) to identify and appoint a contractor for the building works to expand the school and
b) award the contract in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills.
For the reasons set out in the published report.
Publication date: 27/07/2020
Date of decision: 27/07/2020
Effective from: 04/08/2020