Decisions

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Decisions published

26/05/2022 - LOCYP 2223006 - Education Welfare Officer appointment ref: 2450    Recommendations Approved

See attached ODR for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 26/05/2022

Decision:

To agree the new funding and structure of the Attendance and Pupil welfare service for the pilot beginning September 22; and

To agree, as part of this, to allocate the equivalent of 1 x FTE Education Welfare Officer Gde 7 to MASH.

Lead officer: Alison Tomes


25/05/2022 - LOCYP 2223013 - Allocation of Reducing Parental Conflict Local Grant Monies ref: 2449    Recommendations Approved

See attached ODR for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 25/05/2022

Decision:

The Department of Work and Pensions has announced the new grant scheme for Reducing Parental Conflict Local Grant for the period 2022 – 25. The grant is to support local authorities to further embed support to address parental conflict in their area, thereby improving outcomes for children. The grant follows on from the Reducing
Parental Conflict Workforce Development Grant of 2021 - 2022 and increases the funding and range of Reducing Parental Conflict activities that can be funded, in order for local authorities to make choices that fit their local requirements. The scheme will
run from April 2022 to March 2025.



Lead officer: Alison Tomes


10/06/2022 - LOCYP 2223014 - Future Placement Needs Strategy- Short Breaks and Residential Care for Children With Disabilities ref: 2448    Recommendations Approved

See attached ODR for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 10/06/2022

Decision:

To refurbish the current overnight provision at Oakland’s (8 bed unit) into 2 separate units:

1 x 4 bed short breaks overnight provision, and
1 x 3 bed home for children with disabilities to enable children to be brought back to the borough and/or provide capacity for future years.

The current Oakland’s premises require internal changes only and would not need planning permission and registration for the change of use.

Lead officer: Kate Featherstone-Bennett


10/06/2022 - LOCYP 2223016 - Service Transformation Fund – additional funding for Travel Assistance Service ref: 2447    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 10/06/2022

Decision:

To utilise funding identified through the Service Transformation
Fund of £60k to provide additional temporary capacity into the Travel Assistance Service, in the form of:
• 1 year fixed term FTE Team Manager (grade 8) April 2021 to Mar 2022
• 1 year fixed term 1 FTE Transport Officer (grade 5) April 2021 to Mar 2022

Lead officer: Kim Holdridge


22/06/2022 - Locality Investment 2022-24. ref: 2445    Awaiting Implementation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 22/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vanessa Powell-Hoyland


22/06/2022 - Youth Justice Plan 2022/23. ref: 2444    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 22/06/2022

Lead officer: Andy Hood



01/06/2022 - LOCYP: 2223012 - Recruitment of a Teacher for the Visually Impaired ref: 2443    Recommendations Approved

This decision has been taken so the Service can:-
- Maintain support for the increased number of pre-school children who require visual stimulation programmes to maximise visual development. This can have a lifelong impact on the individual child and on the future support needed from our Service.
-To avoid the reduction of our “Understanding My Vision” programme. This will impact on children’s developing understanding of their visual needs and their successful transition from primary to secondary education and secondary to post 16 education.
- Start to provide to students in non-secondary school post 16 provisions meaning who currently have no qualified support for their visual needs including those relating to curriculum access, careers guidance, university applications, habitation support and support for emotional wellbeing.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 01/06/2022

Decision:

It has been agreed that the Services for Children with a Vision Impairment is able to recruit a new Teacher for the Visually Impaired. This will be either a Qualified Teacher for the Visually Impaired (QTVI) who has completed the additional, mandatory teaching qualification (option a), or, a qualified teacher who has at least three years teaching experience and who is prepared to undertake the additional mandatory qualification (option b). The option will be based on the successful candidate.
Costings:
Option a: Circa £47,000
Teacher Pay and Conditions, Main Pay Scale 6 + min SEN allowance
(Circa £39,230) plus mandatory QTVI training (Circa £7,000). On
qualification option b pay will be awarded.
Option b: Circa £46,500
Teacher Pay and Conditions Upper Pay Scale 1 + max SEN allowance.

Lead officer: Martyn Owen


14/06/2022 - LOP&S: 2223017 - St. Albans Primary and Nursery School Academy Conversion ref: 2442    Recommendations Approved

To comply with the Secretary of State's Academy Orders and the approval of the academy trust transfer approved on 18 May 2022.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

Decision:

Further to the academy orders of the Regional Schools Commissioner issued on 18 May 2022 the Council is now required to execute all formal documentation necessary to complete an academy conversion for St Alban's Catholic Primary and Nursery School.

The school will join the St Clare Catholic Multi Academy Trust on 1st September 2022.

This decision record approves the appropriate instruction to the Council's Legal section to complete and seal the appropriate documentation in order for the above academy conversion.

Lead officer: Neil McAllister


14/06/2022 - PH 21/2022/JCA - Joint Commissioners Agreement with Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group ref: 2441    Recommendations Approved

In 2018 the Council entered into a Joint Commissioners Agreement (JCA) with Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group following a Cabinet decision. The agreement provided a framework to work together to improve health and wellbeing in the borough whilst each organisation retained its own decision making processes.
The JCA has been useful in providing a framework for joint commissioning but has now exhausted all contract extensions.

The JCA is a legally-binding commitment to develop integrated commissioning and builds on the previously agreed Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and CCG.

The Agreement sets out the work required to support the parties as they work towards effective joint commissioning and provide necessary legal assurances for both the Council and CCG. The JCA provides the strategic commitment to bring commissioning together for the benefit of Doncaster residents, and to jointly address the financial challenges in the health and care system.

The Agreement will commit both parties to work together during 2022/23 in the areas of opportunity through existing contracts (i.e. joint work to support integrated working but not full joint investment and re-contracting of services in 2022/23).

The Agreement sets out the areas of joint development, the aims, integration goals and commissioning actions for each of the areas of opportunity. Importantly, there are no plans in 2022/23 to replace existing provider contracts with new jointly commissioned and delivered contracts.

The JCA also provides stability as the South Yorkshire NHS is established on the 1st July 2022.

There are no material changes to this new JCA.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

Decision:

To enter into a refreshed Joint Commissioners Agreement with Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group.

Lead officer: Dr Rupert Suckling


13/06/2022 - PH 20/2022 - BentleyRugby - Bentley Rugby League Community Pavilion ref: 2440    Recommendations Approved

Bentley ARLFC have over the past 8 years have grown from a single men’s team to a club that hosts 11 teams. Including a Junior section which has a team registered at every School Year up to U16 level, a Second Adult Men’s and a newly established girl’s team. The club has over 170 playing members and volunteers.

During this period of growth, Bentley ARLFC have been hosted at various pitches and sites across the North of Doncaster and at times had to play form 3 sites to accommodate the teams. This has stifled the clubs growth and further development of the club and its ability to further engage in the local community. In August 2019, Doncaster Council granted a long-term lease for the club to operate from Bentley Recreation Ground.

With the announcement of Doncaster hosting the Rugby League World Cup 2021 on 29th January 2019, came opportunity to secure funding to support the build of a community pavilion at Bentley Recreation Ground.

Following this announcement, the club developed plans to build 4 Changing Room Pavilion with Community space to maximize the opportunity of potential growth from Doncaster Hosting the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and to enable the club to secure its future.
Bentley ARLFC have undertook rigours exercise to prepare a comprehensive Business Plan that has enabled them to access external funding from numerous partners including Sport England, Rugby League World Cup 2021 as well as local business and residents. This resulted in planning being granted in October 2021.
The club have now secured funding which has enabled Doncaster Council to identify £100k to support this project, following approval given in Quarter 4 Finance and performance Improvement report on the 9th June 2021.

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paragraph 9 and 140. This support will enable the club to commence build and access further funds to support the project.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 15/06/2022

Effective from: 13/06/2022

Decision:

To provide financial support of £100k to match fund monies to enable construction of Bentley Rugby League Community Pavilion.

To update the Council’s Capital Programme.

Lead officer: Andy Maddox


09/06/2022 - CR/551/06/22 - Granicus GovDelivery Cloud Communications Platform ref: 2439    Recommendations Approved

See attached ODR for full details

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of HR, Communications and Executive Office

Decision published: 10/06/2022

Effective from: 09/06/2022

Decision:

With the supplier GovDelivery Cloud Communications Platform, users sign up for information feeds of their choice through a portal on the Council’s website, increasing customers’ choice and ability to self-serve.

The GovDelivery platform is a specialist email alerts service designed specifically for Central and Local Government. With GovDelivery, people are encouraged to sign up and register for emails tailored to their individual needs.

This email platform offers the opportunity for us to communicate and engage with a target audience very quickly. It means that we can send specific emails directly to the required audience, who have already confirmed their interest in that specific topic. We only send messages to those who have signed up and given their consent to receive messages on chosen subjects. They can opt out at any point with the ‘unsubscribe’ option on every email sent.

Lead officer: Nick Fromont