Consultation Hub

Welcome to Barnet's Citizen Space. The site will help you find out and participate in consultations that interest you.

The site will also help you find out about how we are using the results from consultations to inform decisions.

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Below are some of the issues we have recently consulted on and their outcomes.

The future delivery of Barnet's Education and Skills service

We asked:
We asked head teachers and chairs of governors to help us to develop options for the future delivery of Education and Skills services. This included asking for your views on the proposed vision and aims for education in Barnet, on the evaluation criteria for the delivery models, initial views on the six proposed delivery models for providing the education support services and schools’ appetite for different levels of involvement.
You said:
The vast majority of respondents agreed with the proposed vision (96%) and aims (94%) for education in Barnet. With regards to the proposed evaluation criteria, it was clear that any model needs to ‘support delivery of better education outcomes across Barnet’ and ‘ensure it preserves or improves service delivery performance levels in key services’. Of the proposed delivery models the Outsourcing model, Local Authority Trading Company model and In-house model had the least support.
We did:
As a result of what you told us, the suggested two most important evaluation criteria were given increased weightings for the initial appraisal of the delivery models. In line with your views, we recommended three models (Social enterprise, Joint Venture commissioning and Joint Venture ownership) for further investigation and consultation in the draft outline business case that was reported to the Children, Education, Libraries and Safeguarding Committee on Monday 15th September.

Consultation on the proposal to restructure the Pavilion Study Centre and Discovery Bay Hospital, Home and Outreach Teaching Service

We asked:
We asked how you felt about the proposal to close Discovery Bay Hospital, Home and Outreach Teaching Service and extend the services provided by Pavilion Study Centre to include the services currently provided by Discovery Bay.
You said:
The results from the consultation were considered by the Management Committees of the Pavilion Study Centre and Discovery Bay Hospital, Home and Outreach Teaching Service. The majority of views expressed (90 per cent, 19 out of 21 responses) were positive and supported the proposal to amalgamate the Pupil Referral Units.
We did:
The Management Committees of the Pavilion Study Centre and Discovery Bay Hospital, Home and Outreach Teaching Service decided to proceed to the next stage of the process and published a statutory notice for the representation period which ended on 23 October 2014. There were no representations received during this period. The amalgamation was approved by the Secretary of State for Education and came into effect on 31 October 2014.

Consultation on the Proposed Amalgamation of Underhill Infant and Junior Schools

We asked:
We asked how you felt about proposals to amalgamate Underhill Infant School and Underhill Junior School into a single, all-through, ages 4-11 Primary school called Underhill School.
You said:
The views expressed were mainly positive and supported the proposal to amalgamate the schools.
We did:
The Governing Bodies of Underhill Infant School and Underhill Junior School decided to proceed to the next stage of the process and published a statutory notice which ended on 3rd July 2014. There were no representations received during this period. The amalgamation will come into effect on 1st September 2014.

During the consultation process, we ask for your feedback, you tell us and then we make positive changes. Public participation is key to our work. See what happens with We Asked, You Said, We Did.