Venue: Virtual

Contact: Deborah Miller, Tel: 07920 084239  Email:

Link: videolink to the meeting

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Apologies for Absence and Temporary Appointments


Declarations of Interest - see guidance note of the back page


Minutes pdf icon PDF 394 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24 June 2020 (ESC4) and to receive information arising from them.


Petitions and Public Address

This Council meeting will be held virtually in order to conform with current guidelines regarding social distancing. Normally requests to speak at this public meeting are required by 9 am 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 9am four working days before the meeting i.e. 9 am on 3 September 2020. 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. A written copy of your statement can be provided no later than 9 am 2 working days before the meeting.


Where a meeting is held virtually and the addressee is unable to participate virtually their written submission will be accepted.


Written submissions should be no longer than 1 A4 sheet.



Changes to SEND High Needs Top Up Funding Arrangements for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Report by the Director of Children’s Services (ESC5) REPORT TO FOLLOW


On 15 September 2020, Cabinet will consider a report on SEND High Needs Funding and will be recommended to approve a one-off change to the funding formula for top up payments for secondary schools for the academic year 2020/21. The SEND High Needs Funding report and proposals will be published on 7 September 2020.


The Education Scrutiny Committee is invited to consider the information and proposals contained in the report and comment upon them. These comments will be published as an addendum to the SEND High Needs Funding report and taken into consideration by Cabinet in approving the recommendation at the meeting on 15 September 2020.