The aim of the Forum is to take decisions on matters where they have been given specific statutory responsibility and to provide advice to the Council on the formulation of key aspects of strategy and budget whilst having regard to wider educational issues.
The core objectives of the Forum are to provide independent consultation and detailed scrutiny on:-
· Changes to the funding formula and the initial determination of the schools budget;
· Invitations to tender for supplies and services at least one month before such invitations are issued; and
· Spending on specific issues as outlined in the terms of reference.