Schools Forum - Thursday, 14 January 2021 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 215 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 10 December 2020.


School Places Plan and Capital Strategy 2021-25 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To present the School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy 2021-25.  These were last approved by the Executive in January 2020 and have now been updated to cover the five-year period from 2021 to 2025.

Additional documents:


Update on the 2021-22 High Need Block Budget pdf icon PDF 429 KB

To provide an update on the development of the 2021-22 High Needs Block element of the Schools Budget.


Final Proposals for the 2021-22 Schools Block and Central School Services Block Elements of the Schools Budget pdf icon PDF 596 KB

To present final proposals from the Council for the 2021-22 Schools Block and Central Schools Services Block elements of the Schools Budget.  There is also an update on the Early Years Block where uncertainty on national funding arrangements means that final budget proposals will now be presented to the Forum in March, rather than now as originally intended.


Consultation on 2021-22 Budget Proposals from the Council pdf icon PDF 471 KB

To present for comment a summary of the Council’s budget proposals for 2021/22 with a particular focus on the impact expected on the People Directorate, as agreed by the Executive on 15 December 2020.


Dates of Future Meetings

The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 4.30pm on 11 March 2021.