Agenda and draft minutes

School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee - Thursday, 8 July 2021 9.30am

Venue: Brook Theatre, 5 The Brook, Chatham, ME4 4SE

Contact: Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer 

Items
No. Item

136.

Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman

To elect a Chairman for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.

Minutes:

Councillor Mrs Josie Iles was elected as Chairman for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.

 

The Committee also considered it appropriate to appoint a Vice-Chairman for the same period.  Councillor Carr was therefore appointed as Vice-Chairman for the 2021/22 Municipal Year.

 

In the absence of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman took the Chair for the meeting.

137.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor Mrs Josie Iles

138.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 14 January 2021.

Minutes:

The record of the meeting held on 14 January 2021 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.  

139.

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. 

140.

Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 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 5.

 

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

Other interests

 

There were none.

141.

School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee - Terms of reference pdf icon PDF 171 KB

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

Minutes:

The Committee noted the report.

142.

Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 156 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 8, 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 8 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. 

143.

Home to school transport appeals - matters for decision

Members are requested to consider appeals relating to applications for assistance with home to school transport.

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Committee considered one appeal in respect of the provision of home to school transport.

 

Decision:

 

That case number STSEN23, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was upheld from May 2021 to the end of the 2020/21 academic year.