Schools Forum - Thursday, 22 October 2020 4.30 pm

Venue: Microsoft Teams 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 264 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 16 July 2020.


High Needs Block Sub-Group Minutes pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To receive the minutes of the meetings of the High Needs Block Sub-Group held on 10 September and 8 October 2020.

Additional documents:


Update on the High Needs Block Budget for 2020-21 and 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To provide an update on the increasing budget difficulties being experienced on the 2020-21 High Needs Block (HNB) element of the Schools Budget, the significant medium term budget deficit now being forecast and the monitoring and intervention arrangements being put in place by the Department for Education (DfE).


2021-22 Budget Preparations for the Schools Block Budget and Other Finance Matters pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To provide an update in respect of information currently available in respect of the 2021-22 Schools Budget for mainstream schools together with other relevant finance related matters.


Dates of Future Meetings

The next meetings of the Forum are scheduled for 19 November and 10 December 2020.