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

    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.