Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To include financial arrangements
Cabinet received a report on the increased responsibility of the Virtual School Head. On 16 June, 2021, the Department for Education had announced that from September 2021 Virtual School Heads would take a strategic leadership role in promoting the educational outcomes of the cohort of children with a social worker and for those who had previously had a social worker and were aged from 0 up to 18 years.
All local authorities were eligible to receive grant funding provided under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 to deliver the extended Virtual School Head role. The amount allocated to Buckinghamshire Council was £127,496.
(1) That the increased responsibility of the Virtual School Head be noted.
(2) That it be agreed that grant funding provided to the Council under Section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 to deliver the extended Virtual School Head role be used for that purpose.
Details of any conflict of interest declared: None.
Contact: Richard Nash, Interim Corporate Director Children’s Services Email: Richard.Nash@buckinghamshire.gov.uk.
Report author: Mark Green
Publication date: 13/09/2021
Date of decision: 13/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/09/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 21/09/2021