Issue details

Request for Consultation on Co-Educational Grammar School Places

Summary

The report will request Cabinet approval to commence a period of consultation to explore the potential for increasing co-educational grammar places in Medway.

 

Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will 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 democratic.services@medway.gov.uk If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.

 

It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.

 

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

This report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email democratic.services@medway.gov.uk Whilst this item was included on the Forward Plan as an open report in compliance of the regulations, it is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 also requires 28 clear days’ notice of a Cabinet meeting to be held in private. On this occasion it has not been possible to provide this 28 clear days’ notice. The Vice Chairman of the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed, in accordance with the provisions of the 2012 Regulations, that this matter is both urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 10 May 2022 because further delay would have an impact on the start of the consultation and the delivery date, should the proposals go ahead. The Cabinet’s response to any representations and final notice of intention to conduct business in private will be published on 28 March 2022 within the Cabinet Agenda (Exclusion of Press and Public report). A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/03/2022

Decision due: 5 Apr 2022 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Mrs Josie Iles, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services – Lead Member (statutory responsibility) josie.iles@medway.gov.uk, Councillor Martin Potter, Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools martin.potter@medway.gov.uk

Lead director: Lee-Anne Farach

Contact: Paul Clarke, Head of School Services Email: paul.clarke@medway.gov.uk Tel: 01634 331031.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People

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