This report willrequest the Leader’s approval, using urgency provisions, to amend the review process for the Medway Test, which will result in a fairer process.
The use of these urgency provisions will be reported to full Council on 22 July 2021 for information.
Access to Information
The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) would ordinarily be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.
On this occasion it has not been possible to provide 28 clear days’ notice, nor 5 clear days’ notice, therefore Section 11 (Cases of special urgency) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 and Rule 17 (Special urgency) of the Council’s Access to Information Rules, as set out in the Constitution, have been complied with. The Chairman of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed that the taking of these decisions are urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 8 June 2021. This is because the Medway Test arrangements are due to be published on 19 May 2021.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: For Determination
Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/05/2021
Decision due: 11 May 2021 by Cabinet
Lead member: Councillor Mrs Josie Iles, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services – Lead Member (statutory responsibility) email@example.com, Councillor Alan Jarrett, Leader of the Council firstname.lastname@example.org, Councillor Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools email@example.com
Lead director: Lee-Anne Farach
Contact: Paul Clarke, Strategic Head of Education Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01634 331031.
Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People