Agenda and draft minutes

School Transport and Curriculum Appeals Committee - Thursday, 8 September 2022 9.30am

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

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

Items
No. Item

235.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were none.  

236.

Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 7 April 2022.

Minutes:

The record of the meeting held on 7 April 2022 was agreed and signed by the Chairman as correct.  

237.

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  

238.

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.

Minutes:

Disclosable pecuniary interests

 

There were none.

 

 

Other significant interests (OSIs)

 

There were none.

 

 

Other interests

 

Councillor Mrs Josie Iles declared an interest in cases STA13 and STA14 because, although she had not been involved in either case directly, she had been involved in discussions regarding an issue which was relevant to both cases and for that reason she would withdraw from the meeting during the consideration and determination of both appeals, to avoid any potential conflict of interest

 

239.

Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 115 KB

This report summarises the content of agenda item 6, 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 6 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. 

240.

Home to school transport appeals - matters for decision

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Discussion:

 

The Committee considered 3 appeals in respect of the provision of home to school transport.

 

Decision:

 

(a)      That case number STA12, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was not upheld. 

 

(b)      That case number STA13, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was not upheld. 

 

(c)      That case number STA14, as set out in the exempt annex to the agenda, was not upheld.