You Said We Did
What you thought about our proposals which have been developed to improve Derby's provision for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
For information on how we used the consultation, view the Improving SEND Provision in Derby meeting minutes from the 10 October 2018.
Following concerns raised by Derbyshire Constabulary about the condition of the licensed fleet in Derby, a cross party working group made recommendations to the Licensing Committee to address the issues.
We asked you to have your say on proposals to change the frequency that licensed vehicles are tested; the age of vehicles for newly issued licenses and age limits of licensed vehicles.
The consultation report was approved at the 17 January 2019 Licensing Committee. View the committee report which includes the survey results as Item 6 - Appendix 1.
About our proposals to expand Brackensdale Primary School.
A statutory notice was published on 29 January 2019 and a four week statutory consultation period ran from 29 January to 26 February 2019. As no objections were received during the statutory representation period, the Strategic Director for People Services was able to approve the expansion of Brackensdale Primary School through a non-key decision dated 7 March 2019. The expansion of Brackensdale Primary School will go ahead from September 2019.
Modification to Decision: Expansion of Brackensdale Primary School with an increase in admission number from 60 to 75 from September 2019
Derby City Council, with the full support of Brackensdale Primary School, has agreed a modification to the implementation date for the increase in the school's admission number from 60 to 75 as follows:
- Original Decision: September 2019 Implementation
- Modification to Decision: September 2020 Implementation
Following statutory consultation, a decision was taken to increase Brackensdale Primary School's admission number from 60 to 75 from September 2019 to accommodate pupils from a major housing development at Manor Kingsway, which is within Brackensdale Primary School’s catchment area.
There has been a change to the estimated timescales for building and occupying future properties on the housing development site. A modification has, therefore, been made to the implementation date for the increase in admission number which will move from September 2019 to September 2020. The modification aims to ensure that school capacity in the local area aligns with anticipated demand for school places. In determining this modification, consideration has also been given to the number of Reception offers for September 2019 at Brackensdale ER Primary School and other local schools.
The proposal will not impact on current pupils on roll at the school.
Your views on childcare provision and needs in Derby.
The recent Childcare survey for parents enabled the Childcare and Families Information Team (CFIT) to undertake a robust review of the supply and demand for childcare in Derby city. The resulting Derby City's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2019 has now been published and clearly acknowledges parents’ concerns about the cost of childcare. To address this barrier CFIT will work with all childcare providers to encourage them to register and accept Tax Free Childcare payments which will give parents a 20% discount on their childcare bill. Providers will also be encouraged to promote Tax Free Childcare to parents by including information in their welcome packs.
We asked the views of a range of stakeholders including electors, MP's, political parties, polling staff, polling station venue contacts, diversity forums and other interest groups as to the suitability and location of our existing polling stations across the city.
Comments were welcomed between 1 August and 23 September on the use of current venues for elections.
From the 23 September to 20 October there was opportunity for further stakeholder comments in relation to the (Acting) Returning Officer's proposals.
The final report was published and agreed at Full Council on 22 January and details can be viewed on our CMIS system.
We asked for your views on proposals to remove the enhanced resource provisions from Central Community Nursery School and Lord Street Nursery School from 1 April 2020.
Please see the decision notice below.
Central Community Nursery School and Lord Street Nursery School
Closure of enhanced resource provisions and establishment of a single Early Years Inclusion Fund from 1 April 2020
Following consultation and very careful consideration Council Cabinet, on 11 March 2020, approved the closure of the enhanced resource provisions at Central Community Nursery School and Lord Street Nursery School from 1 April 2020.
The establishment of a single Early Years Inclusion Fund forms part of the strategic City-wide review to improve Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision in Derby. It will create a more transparent and consistent approach to providing funding to meet the needs of children in early years settings.
The reason for the decision is to help ensure that parents and carers of children with SEND have a wider choice of early years options available and are able to access local childcare places.
It is important to note that the removal of the enhanced resource provisions from the two nurseries will not displace any children and overall early years SEND funding will not be reduced.