Below are the budget proposals for Children’s Services that have been approved.

    Education Services

    Fees & Charges

    Estimated savings

    2020/21
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    75 0

    Commentary

    Increasing fees and charges in line with other Council fee increases of c3% which includes:

    • Childcare
    • Meals
    • Breakfast Clubs
    • Lets
    • Music Tuition

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    A full EPIA has been completed and assessed as low.


    Primary Education

    Primary Learning Review

    Estimated savings

    2020/21
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    367 7.6

    Commentary

    Review and reduction of devolved school management teacher allocations and cluster management arrangements (w.e.f. Aug 2020).

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    An Equalities and Impact Assessment (EPIA) will be undertaken.


    Secondary Education

    Secondary and Digital Learning Review

    Estimated savings

    2020/21
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    380 9.2

    Commentary

    This review will include the:

    • Re-arrangement of consortia (inter school curriculum offers) provision (week effective from August 2020);
    • Progression of digital learning to offer wider and more flexible curriculum choices;
    • Alignment of all secondary school timetables to achieve a more efficient and structured delivery model (week effective from August 2020).

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    An EPIA will be undertaken


    Service Management

    Review & Reduction of Children's Services Central Support Staff

    Estimated savings

    2020/21
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    72 2

    Commentary

    Review and reduction of Central Support staff (Sealock House & Camelon Education Centre):

    • 2 x Vacant Officer posts

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    An Equality and Poverty Impact Assessment (EPIA) was undertaken. The assessment identified no impacts on any of the groups with protected characteristics as these posts are vacant.


    Special Education

    Support and Learning Review of Additional Support Needs Services

    Estimated savings

    2020/21
    £000's
    Full-time equivalent
    427 2

    Commentary

    The savings are delivered through:

    • Deletion of 1 post within ASN central and Outreach Service (c£70k).
    • Restructuring of management posts in Inclusion & Wellbeing Service / Windsor Park School to delete 1 post (c£70k).
    • The return of pupils from outwith Local Authority placements (c£150k).
    • Reduction of the NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service Level Agreement (c£100k).
    • Remodelling of central resources (c£37k).

    Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

    An Equality and Poverty Impact Assessment (EPIA) was undertaken. The assessment identified impacts on groups with protected characteristics however it was assessed as low due to mitigation.