Agenda

Schools Forum
Wednesday, 17th January, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Regents Park Community College, King Edwards Avenue, SO16 4GW. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introductions

Welcome by Chair of Schools Forum, Jonty Archibald and Hilary Brooks, Service Director, Children and Families.

2.

Apologies and Changes in Membership (if any)

To note apologies and changes in membership.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Localism Act 2011, and the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members to disclose any personal or pecuniary interests in any matter included on the agenda for this meeting.

 

NOTE:  Members are reminded that, where applicable, they must complete the appropriate form recording details of any such interests and hand it to the Meeting Support Officer.

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting - 6 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 6 December 2017.

5.

Local Authority Updates

SCHOOLS, HIGH NEEDS & EARLY YEARS BLOCK 2018/19 BUDGET, INCLUDING AGREEMENT BY SCHOOLS FORUM FOR ALL CENTRAL EXPENDITURE AND DE-DELEGATED BUDGETS FROM SCHOOLS BLOCK.

 

DECISIONS

 

5a

Should the LAC element be removed from the LA local formula?

5b

Schools Forum to consider whether they want to move money between blocks. Should Schools Forum transfer funds to High Needs Block?

5c

How do members respond to the ending of Education Services Grant (ESG) and how do we address the consequence of LA maintained schools meeting that shortfall? (Latter part of action relevant to maintained Schools only).

5d

Should Schools Forum consider applications for further second round allocations from the Schools in Financial Difficulties Fund?

6.

Any Other Business

6a

Clarify process for applications for funding from the Schools in Financial Difficulties Fund.

6b

School to Academy Conversion Charges.

6c

Revised consultation and budget setting processes.

7.

Closing Remarks and Date of Next Meeting

Wednesday 14 March 2018

3:30pm or 4:00pm start TBC

Venue: TBC