Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Report seeking agreement on the future support for Woodlodge and an update on the future arrangements with regards the lease on the property.
That Dedicated Schools Grant funding of £70k per annum be allocated to Marjorie McClure School for a period of 5 years to support the operation of Woodlodge Living Skills Centre, Bickley.
Woodlodge Living Skills Centre is an independent living skills centre that offers daytime and overnight stays for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The Local Authority has previously provided Marjorie McClure School with a grant of £70,000 per annum to coordinate the operation and management of this facility on behalf of a number of Bromley special schools and colleges. It is proposed that that this funding be extended on a fixed basis for a five-year period to maintain this provision which enables approximately 680 children at Bromley special schools to develop independence and life skills.
Publication date: 15/03/2023
Date of decision: 15/03/2023
Effective from: 23/03/2023