Agenda and minutes

School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee
Thursday, 4 October 2018 9.15am

Venue: Meeting Room 8 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Michael Turner, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

378.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Cooper. 

379.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To approve the records of the meetings held on 30 August and 6 September 2018.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The records of the meetings held on  30 August and 6 September 2018 were agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.  

380.

Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report. 

Minutes:

There were none. 

381.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.

 

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

 

382.

School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee - Terms of reference pdf icon PDF 89 KB

This report sets out the terms of reference of the School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee.  

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report.

383.

Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 85 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 7, which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contains exempt information within one of the categories in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is a matter for the Committee to determine whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of documents.

Minutes:

The Committee agreed that the press and public be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the exempt material relating to agenda item 7 because consideration of these matters in public would disclose information falling within one or more categories of exempt information contained in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as specified in agenda item 7 and, in all the circumstances of the case, the Committee considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information. 

384.

Home to school transport appeals - matters for decision

This report requests that the Committee considers appeals relating to applications for assistance with home to school transport.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

Members were advised that Case ST746 had been withdrawn at the request of the parent and Case ST749 had been deferred at the request of the parent.

 

The Committee considered 5 appeals in respect of the provision of home to school transport.

 

Decision:

 

(a)       That case number ST741 as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was not upheld. 

 

(b)       That case number ST747, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was adjourned. 

 

(c)        That case number ST749, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was upheld. 

 

(d)       That case number ST750, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was not upheld.

 

(e)       That case number ST751, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was adjourned.