{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Children's and Young People's Services Briefing on Friday, 1 April 2022, 10.00 am

Agenda and decisions


Contact: Liz Wright 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest


Item for Decision - Part one - Open to the public


Approval of additional funding to support the completion of Salford City Academy Expansion Project. pdf icon PDF 203 KB


Exclusion of the Public


Items for Decision - Part Two- Closed to the Public


Approval of additional funding to support the completion of Salford City Academy expansion project pdf icon PDF 231 KB




Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I, Councillor Cammell, Lead Member for Children’s Services, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve: Approve additional budget costs to support the permanent expansion of Salford City Academy High School.


The Reasons are: Due to unforeseen essential utility diversions and the impact that this will have on the delivery of phase 2 works, the final anticipated balance will exceed the current approved budget.


Options considered and rejected were: None


Assessment of Risk: If the city council does not increase its secondary school provision to meet the projected demand, then the city council would not be fulfilling its statutory duty in relation to the provision of sufficient school places. 


The source of funding is: The capital cost will be met from within the councils Basic Need grant allocations, provision for which is included within the Children’s Services Capital Programme.


Legal Advice obtained: Nicky Smith -Senior Solicitor


Financial Advice obtained: Chris Mee – Strategic Finance Manager


Procurement Advice Obtained: Deborah Derbyshire – Category Manager Procurement


HR Advice obtained: N/A


Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A




The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection.


Contact Officers: Craig Monaghan - Head of Service, School Organisation/Paula Newall - Service Lead, School Organisation           

Telephone number: 0339/0447


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The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Children’s Scrutiny Panel                



Signed: Councillor Jim Cammell   Dated:  Friday, 1st April 2022

Lead Member for Children’s & Young People’s Services


For Democratic Services use only


This decision was published on           Friday, 1st April 2022                                   

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 8th April 2022                                       unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.