Agenda and minutes

School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee - Thursday, 10 August 2023 9.30am

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Jon Pitt, Democratic Services Officer/Teri Reynolds, Democratic Services Officer/Michael Turner, Democratic Services Officer/Stephanie Davis, Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


An apology for absence was received from Councillor Howcroft-Scott.


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 15 June 2023.


The record of the meeting held on 15 June 2023 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.


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. 


There were none. 


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 4.


Disclosable pecuniary interests


There were none.


Other significant interests (OSIs)


There were none.


Other interests


There were none.


Case no STA825

At the last meeting of the Committee, Members agreed to adjourn case number STA825 to allow for more information to be provided.

Members are asked to note that the appeal was subsequently withdrawn by the parent.



The Committee noted the withdrawal of Case no STA825.


Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 232 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.


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. 


Home to school transport appeals - matters for decision

Members are requested to consider an appeal relating to an application for assistance with home to school transport.

Additional documents:




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




That case number STA826, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was not upheld.