Decision details

School Redundancy Costs

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To update Members on the current position regarding redundancies, a short consultation with schools and the views of the Schools Forum. It is proposed that with effect from April 2012 schools contribute 25% of redundancy costs from delegated budgets.


A report by the Acting Director of Children’s Services summarised the current position regarding school redundancy costs and the reasons for an increased budget pressure.  The report recommended that schools contributed 25% of the costs of redundancies from their delegated budget from April 2012 and that a new school redeployment policy be implemented.


The Acting Director, at the Cabinet’s request, also outlined the position in respect of staff redundancy costs at Academies.


RESOLVED: That the Cabinet


(1)  agrees that any school affected by redundancy from 1 April 2012 be charged a contributing sum amounting to 25% of the total redundancy costs incurred (from 1 April 2012) in respect of that school; and


(2)  subject to consultation with the professional associations and trade unions, authorises the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management to implement a revised voluntary school redeployment policy as soon as practicably possible.

Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 07/11/2011

Date of decision: 03/11/2011

Decided at meeting: 03/11/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 15/11/2011

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