Cabinet Member for Education (and SEND)
“It is essential that we ensure there are enough school places available for children in the county, and that any child who wants to learn in a mainstream school has the opportunity to do so. Therefore, it is important we assess the impact of any new housing development and ensure we have sufficient places.
Updating our contributions policy means we can continue to secure enough mainstream and early years places, as well as securing special education places and home-to-school travel assistance for eligible pupils”.
Jonathan Price, Cabinet Member for Education (and SEND)
Reasons for the Decision – To consider the updated Education Planning Obligations Policy, now called “Staffordshire Education Infrastructure Contributions Policy” (SEICP) in response to new and revised guidance/legislation. The Policy outlines the Council’s approach to assessing the impact of new housing developments on mainstream and early years educational provision and the appropriate mitigation measures.
Decision – That the implementation of the updated “Staffordshire Education Infrastructure Contributions Policy” from 1st March 2021 be approved.