To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform and the Corporate Director for Education and Young People's Services, and to consider and endorse or make proposals to the Cabinet Member on the proposed decision to allocate £2.2m from the Education and Young People’s Services Capital budget, and to authorise the relevant officers to issue a public notice, enter into any necessary contracts/agreements on behalf of the County Council and to enter into variations as envisaged under the contracts.
(Mr David Adams, Area Education Officer (South Kent), attended the meeting for this item).
1. Mr Adams presented the report which set out results following public consultation on the proposal to expand Palmarsh Primary School for September 2018.
2. RESOLVED that the proposed decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Education and Health Reform, as set out below, be endorsed:
a) To authorise the Corporate Director - Education and Young People's Services to issue Public Notice to expand Palmarsh Primary School to 1FE, with a published admissions number of 30 from September 2018 (subject to planning permission being granted);
b) To allocate £2.2m from the Education and Young People’s Service Capital budget;
c) To authorise the Director of Infrastructure, in consultation with General Counsel, to enter into any necessary contracts/ agreements on behalf of the County Council; and
d) To authorise the Director of Infrastructure to be the nominated Authority Representative within the relevant agreements and to enter into variations as envisaged under the contracts. Variations to contract value to be no more than 10% above the capital funding agreed by the Cabinet Member without requiring a new Record of Decision.