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Changes to the Status of the Pupil Referral Service - JUL19/CMDN/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet Member approve the transfer the governance and oversight of services carried out by the Peterborough Pupil Referral Service Governing Body back into Local Authority control. 

Reasons for the decision:

The recent findings from the independent review of the SEMH / behaviour offer and from Ofsted have shown significant weaknesses in the leadership and management of the PPRS.  Removing the delegation will ensure a closer alignment of services with the Local Authority and ensure that there are strong governance arrangements in place. 

Alternative options considered:

The current arrangements could remain but given the extent of the issues highlighted around the services provided, the need to become an academy under current legislation and the need to review the Related Services, this is not an option that can be considered.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Pupil Referral Service Status – DEC17/CMDN/73


Publication date: 10/07/2019

Date of decision: 10/07/2019

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