Decision details

Education Capital Programme: SEND Sufficiency – Elmfield School for Deaf Children & Trinity Academy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Approval of funding arrangements for the Elmfield School project including £1m from Basic Need Grant Funding

and

allocate £800k from Basic Needs Grant funding to facilitate full payment of the outturn project costs.

Decision:

For Elmfield School, Cabinet:

  1. Approved the increase in the cost of the delivery of the Elmfield School at the BEC of £1.25m.
  2. Approved the use of £1m from the unallocated basic need grant funding from year 2022/23 and re-allocation of £250k funding savings from the Claremont temps budget to cover the increased costs to progress with the updated scheme.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member Education and Skills to utilise the available funds to take all steps required to continue phased commissioning/procurement of all contracts for services and works to deliver this programme of works, recognising that individual contracts may exceed the key decision threshold.
  1. Noted that a further report will be brought to Cabinet in the Autumn 2021 to provide an update of the other SEND Capital projects and address funding for the full delivery of the SEND capital programme.

For Trinity Academy, Cabinet:

  1. Approved the use of £900k from the unallocated basic need grant funding from year 2022/23 to facilitate full payment of the outturn project costs.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member Education and Skills to spend the funding to meet the outturn project costs as identified in this report.

 

Report author: Hugh Evans

Publication date: 13/07/2021

Date of decision: 13/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/07/2021

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