Decision Maker: CPH Children and Education Decision Session
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To update Cabinet Member on developments relating to Alternative Provision for secondary age students and seek approval to support an innovative proposal from Solihull Academy on how the local authority meets its statutory duty for provision immediately following the exclusion of a secondary age pupil, known as “Sixth day provision.
The Cabinet Member RESOLVED to:
(i) Endorse the proposal from Solihull Academy (Alternative Provision Free School) to extend their age range and develop a dedicated Intervention and Assessment Centre for vulnerable secondary age students from September 2021;
(ii) Authorise officers to work with corporate colleagues to identify and secure appropriate premises to accommodate the new provision;
(iii) Agree in principle to commission 20 FTE places at the newly established 6th day provision; and
(iv) Note the ongoing development of an Alternative Provision Strategy which will include an evaluation of future alternative provision place requirements.
Report author: CPH Children and Education Decision Session
Publication date: 23/02/2021
Date of decision: 22/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 22/02/2021 - CPH Children and Education Decision Session
Effective from: 03/03/2021