Issue - meetings
The Future of Maintained Nursery Schools
Meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet (Item 23)
Cabinet considered a report on the current viability of Maintained Nursery Schools in Lancashire, any areas of concern and the recommended actions.
i. the commencement of a formal consultation on the future of those maintained nursery schools identified as currently being 'non-financially viable' or those suffering critical financial stress, be approved.
ii. the Chair of Governors and the Headteachers for those maintained nursery schools identified as being currently 'financially vulnerable' be requested to provide a sustainable financial recovery plan, with assistance from county council officers.
iii. for those maintained nursery schools identified as being currently 'financially viable', the situation continues to be monitored on a termly basis, to ensure the position does not deteriorate. If any of these maintained nursery schools are identified in the future as being 'financially vulnerable', the Executive Director of Education and Children's Services be authorised to initiate the actions listed under recommendation (ii) above for those nursery schools.
iv. in the event that the Maintained Nursery School supplementary grant is not extended beyond April 2021, further consideration be given to the long-term viability of maintained nursery schools which would be the subject of a separate Cabinet report.