Schools Forum - Wednesday, 20th March, 2024 4.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meetings - Virtual meeting. View directions

Contact: Schools Forum Administration  Email:

Note: Open to the public at Room 105 Civic Centre 

No. Item


Apologies and Changes in Membership (if any)


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 24th January 2024, attached.


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 Democratic Support Officer.


Standing Item: LA Update on DFE/ESFA Funding Announcements pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider an update on any DFE/ESFA funding announcements.


Growth Funding

To receive a further update on growth funding, re-consider appropriate allocation of funds and consider a proposal for a block transfer from the Schools Block to the Central School Services Block.


To thereafter consider the need to review the Growth Policy.


High Needs Block

To receive a further update regarding the High Needs Block.


Release of Funds from the Central School Services Block

To receive a further update on the proposed restructure and services of the Education Service and thereafter to consider proposals for release to the Education Service of the first tranche of the ring-fenced £220,000 transferred from the Schools Block to the Central School Services Block.



Financing Schools

To receive an update regarding the policy and approach of the Education Service regarding school deficits and surpluses.


Any other business and Closing remarks and date of the next meeting

To consider any additional items and note the date of forthcoming meetings


Day and Date:  Wednesday 10 July 2024.


Time:  3:45pm for 4:00pm start


Venue:  Virtual and at Civic Centre.