Schools Forum
Thursday, 20 June 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Boardroom - Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD. View directions

Contact: Derek Morgan  01344 352044

No. Item


Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary or affected interests in respect of any matter to be considered at this meeting.


Any Member with a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in a matter should withdraw from the meeting when the matter is under consideration and should notify the Democratic Services Officer in attendance that they are withdrawing as they have such an interest. If the Disclosable Pecuniary Interest is not entered on the register of Members interests the Monitoring Officer must be notified of the interest within 28 days.


Any Member with an affected Interest in a matter must disclose the interest to the meeting.  There is no requirement to withdraw from the meeting when the interest is only an affected interest, but the Monitoring Officer should be notified of the interest, if not previously notified of it, within 28 days of the meeting.


Minutes and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 14 March 2019.


Update to the Local Funding Agreement for Early Years Providers Delivering Free Places for 2, 3 and 4 Year-Olds pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To obtain approval from Schools Forum for the proposed changes to the local funding agreement.

Additional documents:


Improving Leadership and Governance Over Special Educational Needs Support and the High Needs Funding Block pdf icon PDF 461 KB

To provide an update on the proposal to pilot a mechanism for children and young people to have prompt access to short-term additional specialist support from the High Needs Block without having to wait to go through an Education Health Care Plan statutory needs assessment to access Element 3 ‘top up funding’.


Review of Alternative Provision Across Bracknell Forest pdf icon PDF 846 KB

To outline the outcome of the initial review of the overall approach, structures and systems to deliver Alternative Provision at all key stages.


2020/21 Initial Budget Planning pdf icon PDF 366 KB

To present information relating to the initial works expected to be undertaken in constructing the 2020-21 Schools Budget.  


2018/19 Provisional Outturn on the Schools Budget pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To inform members of the Schools Forum of the provisional outturn on the 2018-19 Schools Budget, including the allocation of balances and use of Earmarked Reserves.  These funds are ring-fenced for the support of schools and pupils.


2018/19 Balances Held by Maintained Schools pdf icon PDF 911 KB

To update members of the Schools Forum on the level of balances held by maintained schools as at 31 March 2019, how these compare to the previous financial year and to consider whether any significant surplus balances should be subject to claw-back and re-invested within the overall Schools Budget.


2018/19 Funding Allocations to Mainstream Schools from Budgets Centrally Managed by the Local Authority And Other Matters pdf icon PDF 454 KB

To present information on the in-year allocation of funds to mainstream schools through School Specific Contingencies and other budgets that are funded from the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and in the first instance centrally managed by the council.  It also presents the opportunity to amend existing funding policies. These funds relate only to mainstream schools.


Dates of Future Meetings

Future meetings will be held at 4.30pm on the following dates:


19 September 2019

21 November 2019

12 December 2019