Greenwich Council

Decision details.

The John Roan School Conversion to Academy Status

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Noted the receipt of the Academy Order in respect of The John Roan School (TJR) dated 12 June 2018 and the selection of United Learning (ULT) as the academy sponsor by the Secretary of State for Education (SoS).  Notwithstanding the clear policy of Full Council agreed on 31 October 2018 to resist further academisation, the Council is required, by law, to take reasonable steps to facilitate the academy conversion process.

 

Delegated to the Director of Children’s Services working in liaison with the Cabinet member for Children’s Services and Schools the overall management and timing of the conversion process working with all relevant parties.

 

Delegated to the Director of Finance, the authority to complete the formal agreements for the transfer of staff under TUPE arrangements as detailed in section 5.4 of this report.

 

Delegated to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services and the Director of Legal Services, the authority to negotiate and agree the terms of the Commercial Transfer Agreement (CTA) and any other legal documentation required to protect the Council’s investment in the Building Schools for the Future programme (BSF) following the conversion as set out in sections 4.7 and 5.6 of this report, respectively.

 

Agreed to grant the lease of the TJR Westcombe Park site (edged in red on the plan in Appendix A) to ULT for a term of 125 years at peppercorn rent, in accordance with the relevant standard documentation produced by the Department for Education (DFE), together with any other property documentation which the Council would need to enter into to facilitate the academy conversion process, and delegate to the Director of Regeneration, Enterprise and Skills (DRES) in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services, the authority to negotiate the detailed terms of the lease and any other property documentation.

 

 

 

 

Publication date: 13/06/2019

Date of decision: 12/06/2019

Decided at meeting: 12/06/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/06/2019

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