Notice of Meeting

Schools Forum

Martin Gocke (Pupil Referral Unit Representative (Governor)) (Chair)

Stuart Matthews, Academy School Representative (Headteacher) (Vice-Chairman)

Jennifer Baker, Special School Representative

Sue Butler, Early Years PVI Provider

Liz Cole, Primary School Representative (Headteacher)

Karen Davis, Primary School Representative (Headteacher)

Keith Grainger, Secondary School Representative (Headteacher)

Jo Lagares, Primary School Representative (Headteacher)

Roger Prew, Primary School Representative (Governor)

Elizabeth Savage, Academy School Representative (Headteacher)

Phil Sherwood, Primary School Representative (Headteacher)

Debbie Smith, Secondary School Representative (Headteacher)

Richard Stok, Primary School Representative (Governor)

Grant Strudley, Academy School Representative

Greg Wilton, Teacher Union Representative

Also Invited:

Councillor Dr Gareth Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Thursday 13 January 2022, 4.30  - 6.30 pm

Zoom Meeting








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

3 - 10


To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 9 December 2021.

Reporting: ALL





2022-23 Proposals for the Early Years Block Element of the Schools Budget

11 - 22


To seek agreement from the Forum to proposals for the 2022-23 Early Years budgets, including the values to be attributed to the Bracknell Forest Council Early Years Funding Formula.

Reporting: Paul Clark





2022-23 Proposals for the Schools Block and Central School Services Block Elements of the Schools Budget

23 - 44


To present final proposals from the Council for the 2022-23 Schools Block and Central Schools Services Block elements of the Schools Budget.

Reporting: Paul Clark





2022-23 Proposals for the Local Authority Budget

45 - 68


To present for comment the draft proposals for the Council’s 2022/23 budget.

Reporting: Paul Clark





Dates of Future Meetings



The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 10 March 2022.


Meetings have also been scheduled at 4.30pm on the following dates in the 2022/23 municipal year:


23 June, 15 September, 17 November, 8 December 2022, 12 January and 9 March 2023.

Reporting: Joanna Gibbons






















Sound recording, photographing, filming and use of social media is permitted.  Please contact Derek Morgan, 01344 352044,, so that any special arrangements can be made.

Published: 4 January 2022