Schools Forum - Wednesday, 17th October, 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Swaythling Primary School, Mayfield Road, Southampton, SO17 3SZ

Contact: Schools Forum Administration  Email:

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Welcome and Introductions

Welcome by Chair of Schools Forum, John Draper.


Apologies and Changes in Membership (if any)

To note apologies and changes in membership.


Minutes of Previous Meeting - 19 September 2018 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 19 September 2018.


To include verbal updates on the following items, which will be discussed at December’s meeting:


·  (Item 8b)  Private Funding Initiative (PFI)

·  (Item 8c)  Update on purchase of IT equipment which interfaces
      with SCC systems.

·  (Item 8f)  Surplus and Deficits; Schools in Financial Difficulties fund


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.


Standing Item: LA Update on DfE / EFA Funding announcements

The LA to provide an update if applicable regarding national announcements.


Local Authority Updates


Scheme for Financing Schools

Paul Atkins to provide a verbal update on the scheme for financing schools, which will be discussed at December’s meeting.


Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Modelling Options

Nick Persson to present the following DSG Modelling options:

·  Current Formula option

·  Transitionary Formula options

·  National Funding Formula option


Closing Remarks and Date of Next Meeting

Wednesday 12 December

Time: 3:30pm or 4:00pm start

Venue: TBC