Schools Forum - Thursday, 19 November 2020 4.30 pm

Venue: Zoom Meeting. 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 240 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting on 22 October 2020.


Arrangements for Free Early Education Entitlements during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pdf icon PDF 484 KB

To provide an update on the arrangements for free early education entitlements funding during coronavirus (COVID-19) and agree the initial proposals for the 2021-22 Early Years Block budget of the Dedicated Schools Grant.


Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) Deficit Management pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To introduce the Schools Forum to guidance that has been produced by the Education and Skills Funding Agency as a reference tool for all local authorities.  


The Schools Budget - 2020-21 Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To receive an update on the 2020-21 forecast budget monitoring position for the Schools Budget, to make the Forum aware of the key issues and management actions being taken and progress to date on the Education Capital Programme.


Outcomes from the October 2020 Financial Consultation with Schools pdf icon PDF 323 KB

To provide an update on the responses from the recent financial consultation from schools which sought views on how funds should be allocated to schools and also whether maintained schools supported on-going de-delegation of budgets and making a financial contribution to statutory education related duties for which the council is responsible for meeting but receives no funding.  The report also provides an update on the 2021-22 budget position for mainstream schools.

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Dates of Future Meetings

The next meeting of the Forum will be at 4.30pm on Thursday 10 December 2020.