Agenda and minutes

Schools Forum - Wednesday, 12th October, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: virtual Meeting via MS Teams

Contact: Schools Forum Administration  Email:

Link: Link to meeting

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Apologies and Changes in Membership (if any)


The Chair noted that Maria Smyth had stood down as representative of the Special Needs sector for the Forum after a number of years as representative Chair thanked her for her previous contributions to the forum over the years and welcomed her replacement Neil Revell.  


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2022, attached.


RESOLVED: that the minutes for the Committee meeting on 15 June 2022  be approved and signed as a correct record.


Standing Item: LA Update on DFE/ESFA Funding Announcements pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To consider a briefing paper giving an update on DFE/ESFA funding announcements.


The Forum received and noted a briefing paper detailing updates on the Provisional National Funding Formula announcement and additional support provided as part of the Homes for Ukraine programme.


The Forum noted that schools had been allocated an interim payment for the Homes for Ukraine programme but, that the authority was awaiting the full package of funding from Central Government.


In response to questions regarding 2023-24 funding it was explained that no additional funding had been announced but that that anxieties over both the rate of inflation nationally and the need to teachers pay rise were of concern. It was not clear whether there would be any additional funding or whether the additional SSG received in 2022-23 would be regarded as advanced funding for these pressures.