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

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Community Learning & Development

Community Learning & Development Service

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
30 1

Commentary

Cut Community Education Worker posts by 1 FTE wef August 21.

Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

CLD Service would be restructured to meet saving.


Education Resources

Early Learning & Childcare

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
775

Commentary

Full year effect of previous decision to delete vacant posts (6.5fte). Realisation of internal efficiences resulting from the implementation and integration of the ELC expansion.

Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

An EPIA found no identified impacts on any of the groups with protected characteristics.

Fees & Charges

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
75

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.

Schools' Devolved School Management Per Capita Allocation

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
100

Commentary

Cut Schools' Devolved School Management Per Capita Allocation by 100K (6%) wef August 2021. This budget covers school pupils' materials and supplies

Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

All schools will have a proportionate reduction in their per-capita resource allocations.


Primary Education

Primary Devolved School Management and Learning Review

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
200 4

Commentary

Review of Devolved School Management staffing allocations re:

  • realigned management allocations where school rolls have reduced.
  • alternative delivery for PE/Music provision

Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

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


Secondary Education

Secondary Devolved School Management Resources and Digital Learning Review

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
400 8

Commentary

This option includes over the next few years:

  • reduction in planned Devolved School Management teacher growth to meet increased pupil roll demographics
  • review senior phase curriculum offer
  • wider review of PE/Music provision
  • consortia (inter school curriculum offers) provision
  • progression of digital learning to offer wider and more flexible curriculum choices
  • closer alignment of all school timetables
  • review of management resources

Impact on Service (Including Provisional EPIA Assessment)

An EPIA will be undertaken


Special Education

Support and Learning Review of Additional Support Needs Services

Estimated savings

2021/22
£000's
Full-time equivalent
250 2

Commentary

The savings are delivered through:

  • Delete posts that have been vacant for 12 months - 1 x Depute Head Teacher (Inclusion & Wellbeing Service) and 1 x Additional Support Needs Central Support Officer.
  • Rebalance external educational provision to internal provision, aligning with Closer to Home Strategy.

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.