(Report by Mr P Leeson, Corporate Director for Education, Learning and Skills)
(Mr J Nehra, Area Education Officer, West Kent, and Mr K Shovelton, Director of Education Planning and Access, were present for this item)
1. Mr Nehra and Mr Shovelton introduced the report and advised that the consultation had produced a largely positive response on the proposal to increase the designated number of places at Broomhill Bank School from 80 to 136 places.
2. RESOLVED that:-
a) the Education Cabinet Committee endorsed the decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform to issue a public notice to increase the designated number of places from 80 places to 136 places; and
b) subject to no objections being received to the public notice;
i. expand the school;
ii. allocate £1.75 million from the Targeted Basic Need budget and £250,000 from the Basic Need budget;
iii. authorise the Director of Property and Infrastructure Support in consultation with the Director of Law and Governance to enter into any necessary contracts/agreements on behalf of the County Council, and
iv. authorise the Director of Property and Infrastructure Support to be the nominated Authority Representative within the relevant agreements and to enter into variations as envisaged under the contracts.