Decision details

Final Proposals for the 2023-24 High Needs and Early Years Block Elements of the Schools Budget

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of this report is to seek agreement to setting the 2023-24 High Needs and Early Years Block elements of the Schools Budget and other associated financial matters.


That the Executive Member agrees he budget proposals approved by the Schools Forum at its meetings on 12 January and 9 March 2023, as set out in paragraph 3.1 of Appendix A and paragraph 3.1 of Appendix B of the Executive Director’s report.

Reasons for the decision:

To ensure that the 2023-24 Schools Budget is set in accordance with the views of the Executive, schools, the Schools Forum and the statutory funding framework.




Alternative options considered:

These have been considered during the budget consultation stage and previous reports to the Schools Forum.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Within anticipated resources

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director of People

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation documents, written reports


People Directorate Management Team and the Schools Forum

Contact: Paul Clark, Finance Business Partner Email: Tel: 01344 354054.

Publication date: 21/03/2023

Date of decision: 21/03/2023

Effective from: 29/03/2023

Accompanying Documents: