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School Standards & Organisation Act 2013

Meeting: 21/04/2015 - Cabinet (Item 159)

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As detailed in the recommendation.


The Cabinet Member for Education provided details of the changes in school organisation decision making arising from the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 (SSOWA).


            The previous system allowed a single objector without a direct interest in a school to cause a referral to Welsh Ministers which was considered inappropriate by Welsh Government (WG). 


            New arrangements in the SSOWA were included which were designed to reflect the impact of school organisation proposals in an area by ensuring that decisions were taken at an appropriate level, in accordance with the level of concern expressed by those most involved in the locality.




That the changes concerning determination of school organisation proposals be noted.