Y BWRDD GWEITHREDOL

 

18 TACHWEDD 2019

 

RHAGLEN MODERNEIDDIO ADDYSG

 

CYNNIG I AD-DREFNU YSGOL HEOL GOFFA I SAFLE NEWYDD A CYNYDDU CAPASITI O 75 I 120

Argymhellion / penderfyniadau allweddol sydd eu hangen:

 

Argymhellir bod y Bwrdd Gweithredol yn cymeradwyo:

 

1.    Ystyried y cynnig fel y nodir yn yr adroddiad a’r ddogfen ymgynghori atodol;

2.    Swyddogion i gychwyn yr ymgynghori ffurfiol ynghylch y cynnig yn ystod tymor y gwanwyn:

3.    Bod adroddiad yn cael ei gyflwyno i’r Bwrdd Gweithredol ar ddiwedd y cyfnod ymgynghori.

 

Rhesymau: 

 

Er mwyn cydymffurfio â’r cyfarwyddyd a’r gweithdrefnau statudol ar gyfer ad-drefnu ysgolion.

 

Angen ymgynghori â'r Pwyllgor Craffu perthnasol: DO 15/10/19 

Penderfynwyd i Gymeradwyo’r cynnig gan y Pwyllgor Craffu Addysg a Phlant i gychwyn ymgynghoriad ffurfiol.

Angen i’r Cyngor wneud penderfyniad: NAC OES

Aelod y Bwrdd Gweithredol sy’n gyfrifol am y Portffolio: 
Cyng. Glynog Davies (Addysg a Phlant)

 

Y Gyfarwyddiaeth:

Addysg a Phlant

 

Enw Pennaeth y Gwasanaeth:

Simon Davies

 

Awdur yr adroddiad:

Sara Griffiths

Swyddi:

 

 

Pennaeth Mynediad i Addysg

 

 

Rheolwr Tim Moderneiddio

 

Rhifau Ffôn / Cyfeiriadau E-bost:

 

 

01267 246471

SiDavies@sirgar.gov.uk

 

01267 246618

SMGriffiths@sirgar.gov.uk

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

18TH NOVEMBER 2019

 

 

MODERNISING EDUCATION PROGRAMME

 

PROPOSAL TO RELOCATE YSGOL HEOL GOFFA TO A NEW SITE AND INCREASE ITS CAPACITY FROM 75 TO 120

 

 

Background

Ysgol Heol Goffa is a special school located in Llanelli and is maintained by Carmarthenshire County Council.  The school caters for 75 pupils between the ages of 3-19 years old who have severe learning difficulties (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD).  All pupils have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or Individual Development Plan (IDP). 

 

Ysgol Heol Goffa is currently over-subscribed and this trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.  There is increased demand for places which is putting significant pressure on the Local Authority to place pupils.  The current capacity of Ysgol Heol Goffa is 75 with 95 pupils on roll as at January 2019 PLASC.

 

As a result, the Local Authority are currently developing a scheme to increase the capacity of Ysgol Heol Goffa to 120 places for pupils aged 3-19 who have severe learning difficulties (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) by providing a new school with facilities fit for the 21st Century on a new site.  The proposed new site is located next to the recently completed Ysgol Pen Rhos.

 

The Proposal

The proposal is to relocate Ysgol Heol Goffa to a new site and increase its capacity from 75 to 120.

 

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Executive Board approves to proceed with the proposal as outlined above and a formal consultation be initiated.

 

DETAILED REPORT ATTACHED?

 

 

YES: Draft Consultation Document

         

 

 


 

IMPLICATIONS

 

 

I confirm that other than those implications which have been agreed with the appropriate Directors / Heads of Service and are referred to in detail below, there are no other implications associated with this report.      

           

Signed:  

S. Davies                 

 

Head of Access to Education

 

Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

Legal

Finance

ICT

Risk Management Issues

Staffing Implications

Physical Assets

YES

YES

YES

NONE

YES

YES

YES

 

1. Policy, Crime & Disorder and Equalities

Developments are consistent with the Authority’s Corporate Strategy and the Modernising Education Strategic Outline Programme.

 

2. Legal

Appropriate consultation will need to be initiated in accordance with the relevant statutory procedures and School Organisation Code 2018.

 

3. Finance

Revenue implications will be catered for within the Local Management of Schools Fair Funding Scheme.

 

4. ICT

None

 

5. Risk Management Issues

Continuing with the current capacity of the school would not address the capacity issues.  The statutory consultation is required to relocate and increase the capacity of the school.

 

6. Staffing Implications

Staffing implications will be addressed in accordance with the County Council’s Policy and Procedures.

 

7. Physical Assets

As a result of the scheme to provide Ysgol Heol Goffa with a new school building, the school will re-locate to a new building with a capacity of 120 places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

I confirm that the appropriate consultations have taken in place and the outcomes are as detailed below:

           

Signed:  

S. Davies

 

Head of Access to Education

 

1. Scrutiny Committee Were consulted on 15th October 2019.

 

2. Local Member(s) –

    Local members will be consulted during the formal consultation period.

 

3. Community / Town Council – Will be consulted during the formal consultation period.

                                                                                                   

4. Relevant Partners – Will be consulted during the formal consultation period.

 

5. Staff Side Representatives and other Organisations –
    Will be consulted during the formal consultation period.

 

Section 100D Local Government Act, 1972 – Access to Information

List of Background Papers used in the preparation of this report:

 

Title of Document

 

File Ref No. / Locations that the papers are available for public inspection

Carmarthenshire’s Welsh in Education Strategic Plan

 

https://www.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/home/council-democracy/strategies-and-plans/welsh-in-education-strategic-plan/

MEP Biennial Review

 

www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk Executive Board 20th June 2016

21st Century Schools Website

www.21stcenturyschools.org

School Organisation Code 2018

https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/publications/2018-10/school-organisation-code-second-edition.pdf

Stage 1 (Permission to Consult) – ECS Scrutiny Committee Report

http://democracy.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=153&MId=3552&Ver=4