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Forecasting, Planning and Admissions: Getting Pupil Numbers Right

In partnership with
THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE
Thursday 25 October 2012

Presentations from the day are available below.

Pupil number forecasting underpins pupil place planning, it informs funding for schools, expansion and building decisions and negotiations with developers for social contributions. Where supply and demand for school places do not match, the application of admissions policies can be politically sensitive and emotionally charged.

Meanwhile, approaches to forecasting vary, the building schools for the future programme has halted, Section 106 is being superseded by the Community Infrastructure Levy, and popular schools in some areas are oversubscribed while others struggle to fill their places.

This event brought together national and local perspectives to discuss policy drivers and inter-relations, share experiences and best practice and explore how evidence can better inform decision making
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Workshop sessions enabled more detailed discussion about: The Challenges of S106 and the CIL, The Forecasting Process within Pupil Place Planning and Schools, New Schools and the Admissions Process.

PRESENTATIONS & DOWNLOADS 

Pupil Place Planning - from Projection to Admission 

Chris Watt, Managing Director, and Ian Nockolds, Director, Cognisant Research

The Policy Context of National Pupil Place Planning Data Collection

Shirley Parks, Head of Pupil Place Planning, Education Funding Agency

The Community Infrastructure Levy and the role of contributions

Janice Morphet, Visiting Professor, Bartlett School of Planning, University of London

Exploring the links between education funding and planning policy for large scale sustainable development 

Dinah Roake, Spatial Planning Manager (ATLAS Team), Homes and Communities Agency

The Politics of Admissions - Reconciling pupil place planning policy with the admissions process

Gil Sweetenham, Strategic Commisioner - Planning and Contracts, Brighton and Hove

Workshop A
The Challenges of S106 and the CIL

With Jim Cliffe, Planning Obligations Manager, Bristol City Council, and Llewelyn Morgan, Infrastructure Planning Manager, Oxfordshire County Council.

Workshop B
The Forecasting Process within Pupil Place Planning

With Stephen Chandler, Early Years and Schools Planning Officer, South Gloucestershire Council, and Ben Wright, Education Planning Officer, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Workshop C
Schools, New Schools and the Admissions Process

With Gil Sweetenham, Strategic Commissioner - Planning and Contracts, Brighton and Hove Council; and Jayne Gorton, School Organisation and Pupil Access Manager, Plymouth City Council

Speakers

Chris Watt (Managing Director) & Ian Nockolds (Director, Cognisant Research)

Shirley Parks (Head of Pupil Place Planning, Education Funding Agency)

Stephen Chandler (Early Years and Schools Planning Officer, South Gloucestershire Council)

Janice Morphet (Visiting Professor, Bartlett School of Planning, University of London)

Dinah Roake (Spatial Planning Manager - ATLAS Team, Homes and Communities Agency)

Gil Sweetenham (Strategic Commissioner - Planning and Contracts, Brighton and Hove Council)

Jim Cliffe (Planning Obligations Manager, Bristol City Council)

Llewelyn Morgan (Infrastructure Planning Manager, Oxfordshire County Council)

Ben Wright (Education Planning Officer, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead)

Jayne Gorton (School Organisation and Pupil Access Manager, Plymouth City Council)

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