Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children's Social Care
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
1) That the proposals detailed in the report be approved.
2) That this decision be deemed urgent and exempt from the 'call-in' process in order to agree the processes to be followed by schools to enable them to meet the government’s date for reopening of 1 June 2020 and to be able to communicate those arrangements to staff and parents ahead of the break for half term on 22 May 2020.
To seek approval of the proposed mechanism by which schools will be able to re-open in accordance with the Government direction and of the support being provided to schools in that regard.
A range of options were considered including whether it was appropriate to open schools at this point in time. However, on the basis that there was a clear government direction in this regard and recognising that an assessment would need to be made in the case of each individual school, it was considered reasonable and appropriate to proceed on the basis of the recommendations set out in the report.
Urgent item?: Yes
Publication date: 20/05/2020
Date of decision: 19/05/2020