Report from the Strategic Director for Children and Young People’s Services.
1. That the representations in relation to pre statutory consultation be noted.
2. That approval be granted to commence a period of statutory consultation on proposals to close the Rowan Centre PRU by public notice.
3. That the Department for Education be formally notified of the proposal.
4. That a further report be brought to Cabinet following statutory consultation, outlining representations to the formal consultation, and seeking determination of the proposals.
Consideration was given to the report submitted which sought approval to commence a period of statutory consultation by public notice on proposals to close the Rowan Centre Pupil Referral Unit following the Department for Education (DfE) prescribed process.
The consultation had begun on 21st November, 2022. It was clarified that the setting was now empty following the successful transfer of all pupils. A benefit to the proposal was that it would enable the site to be used for other educational purposes.
It was proposed that recommendation one be amended to note that no representations in relation to the pre-statutory consultation had been received.