Issue details

Decision to bring The Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Alternative Provision School (CTAPS) and The Stroud and Cotswold Alternative Provision School (SCAPS) together under a single management committee

Following the publication of statutory notices and the conclusion of the four week period for representations to be made, approval is sought to implement the proposal to close The Cheltenham and Tewkesbury Alternative Provision School and enlarge The Stroud and Cotswold Alternative Provision School to form one institution.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/10/2021

Decision due: Between 4 Nov 2021 and 18 Nov 2021 by Cabinet Member - Economy, Education and Skills

Lead member: Cllr Philip Robinson, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills philip.robinson@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email: chris.spencer@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Background papers

  • Published decision report: Approval from Director of Children’s Services to initiate an engagement exercise. 12 May 2021 https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=1669  
  • Published decision report: Approval by Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills to issue a statutory notice. 14 July 2021 https://glostext.gloucestershire.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=1691  
  • Engagement paper for key stakeholders, May 2021 https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2106985/ctaps-and-scaps-engagement-doc-final.pdf  
  • Additional Needs and High Needs Transformation Programme: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/special-educational-needs-and-disability-send/the-joint-additional-needs-and-high-needs-transformation-programme-jhntp/  
  • Creating Opportunity for All (March 2018) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/creating-opportunity-for-all-our-vision-for-alternative-provision  
  • Statutory Notice as published on 1 September 2021:https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/media/2108770/statutory-notice_short-for-sep-2021.pdf