Issue details

Proposal on the Closure of Pent Valley Secondary School

To seek agreement to the closure of Pent Valley Technology College and to allocate necessary funding from the capital budget to ensure an efficient closure.

 

The project is in line with Kent strategies and in particular the following Supporting Outcomes:

 

  • All children and young people are engaged, thrive and achieve their potential through academic and vocational education.

·         Kent young people are confident and ambitious with choices and access to work, education and training opportunities.

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/01/2016

Contact: Keith Abbott, Director of Education Planning and Access Email: keith.abbott@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01622 696588, David Adams, Director of Education Email: david.adams@kent.gov.uk Tel: 01233 898559.

Consultees

The matter was discussed in the Education & Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee on 15 December 2015. A recommendation to consult on the closure of Pent Valley Technology College was given.

 

The matter will be further considered by the cabinet committee following consultation and before a decision is taken – to this end an extraordinary meeting has been scheduled for 17 February 2016

 

If not when will it be discussed by the Cabinet Committee and the date of the meeting.  N/A

 

Which Members and electoral Divisions are affected by this proposed decision?

Hod Birkby (Folkestone West), Susan Carey (Elham Valley), Frank McKenna (Folkestone North East), Bob Neaves (Folkestone South), Carole Waters (Romney Marsh), Martin Whybrow (Hythe)

Financial implications: Lead Officer: David Adams Area Education Officer - South Kent 03000 414989 david.adams@kent.gov.uk Lead Director: Keith Abbott Director of Education Planning and Access 03000 417008 keith.abbott@kent.gov.uk

Legal implications: 15/00114

Equalities implications: The project is in line with Kent strategies and in particular the following Supporting Outcomes: - All children and young people are engaged, thrive and achieve their potential through academic and vocational education. - Kent young people are confident and ambitious with choices and access to work, education and training opportunities. Financial Implications: The costs to this project will be outlined in the report that will be considered by the Education and Young People’s Services Cabinet Committee on 17 February 2016. Legal Implications: The legal implications will be identified in the subsequent report that will be considered by the Education & Young People’s Cabinet Committee on 17 February 2016. Equality Implications: An Equality Impact Assessment has been completed as part of the consultation. The equalities impact assessment can be accessed via the following link: www.kent.gov.uk/schoolconsultations

Decisions

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