Agenda and decisions

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Declarations of Interest




Petitions and Public Address

This Cabinet Member for Education and Cultural Services Decisions meeting will be held remotely in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing.  Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9.00 a.m. on the day preceding the published date of the meeting.  However, during the current situation and to facilitate these new arrangements we are asking that requests to speak are submitted by no later than 9.00 a.m. four working days before the meeting i.e. 9.00 a.m. on Thursday 4 February 2021.  Requests to speak should be sent to together with a written statement of your presentation to ensure that if the technology fails then your views can still be taken into account.


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Questions submitted prior to the agenda being despatched are shown below and will be the subject of a response from the appropriate Cabinet Member or such other councillor or officer as is determined by the Cabinet Member, and shall not be the subject of further debate at this meeting. Questions received after the despatch of the agenda, but before the deadline, will be shown on the Schedule of Addenda circulated at the meeting, together with any written response which is available at that time.



See attached Annex.


Formal Approval of Early Years Funding Formula 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Forward Plan Ref: 2020/129

Contact: Sarah Fogden, Finance Business Partner (Children’s Services) Tel: 07557 082613


Report by Director for Children’s Services (CMDECS04).


The local authority is required to set a funding formula for 2- year old and for 3 and 4-year old provision. The 2021-22 formula proposed is in line with the Department for Education (DfE) national formula introduced in 2017-18.


The Cabinet Member for Education & Cultural Services is RECOMMENDED to:


a)    Pass the funding increase received by Oxfordshire onto providers in full and approve the 2021-22 Early Years funding formula for 3 and 4- year old provision with an underlying hourly rate of £4.18 (excluding the Deprivation supplement, SEN Inclusion Fund and Contingency).

b)   Pass the funding increase received by Oxfordshire onto providers in full and approve the 2021-22 Early Years funding formula for 2- year old provision at an hourly rate of £5.68.


Additional documents:


Recommendations approved.