Decision Maker: Education and Economy Scrutiny Committee, The Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
That the scrutiny committee remained concerned about the situation and, therefore, refers the matter back to the Cabinet for reconsideration for the following reasons:
· Owing to the COVID situation and legal guidelines and the Education Department's policies, it is not possible to hold meetings in the usual manner and it is impossible to hold meetings with some individuals who have a keen interest in the matter. It is also impossible to hold public meetings in the usual manner in the community to discuss and respond to the consultation.
· The Head was off work during this period, and continues to be off work. As the permanent head knows the school’s situation best, continuing with the process while she remains off work would be unfair to the school and the community.
· Some believe that small schools should not be closed without scrutinising the decision.
Publication date: 08/10/2020
Date of decision: 08/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 08/10/2020 - Education and Economy Scrutiny Committee