Decision details

School Organisation - amendment to current decision-making arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Children’s Services regarding

decision making arrangements for decisions relating to school organisation.


With the agreement of the Leader, Councillor Porter addressed Cabinet, highlighting that any decision to close a school should not be taken lightly and suggesting therefore that there was a benefit in retaining this as a Cabinet responsibility.


With reference to the report it was confirmed that there was no requirement for Cabinet to make these decisions and that the current process was inconsistent with similar processes that had similar effective outcomes, such as amalgamation. Alignment of the process to make all such decisions the responsibility of the Executive Lead Member for Children’s services would not reduce transparency, or the ability of the public to have their say.


The recommendations in the report were considered and agreed. A decision

record is attached to these minutes.

Publication date: 15/03/2022

Date of decision: 15/03/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2022 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 23/03/2022

Call-in deadline date: 22/03/2022

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