Schools Forum - Thursday, 15 September 2022 4.30 pm, POSTPONED

Venue: Zoom Meeting. View directions

Contact: Derek Morgan  01344 352044

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Apologies for Absence/Substitute Members

To receive apologies for absence and to note the attendance of any substitute members.


Election of Chair

To elect a Chair of the Forum for the municipal year.


Appointment of Vice Chair

To appoint a Vice-Chair of the Forum for the municipal year.


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 144 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 23 June 2022.


Specialist Resource Provision Review pdf icon PDF 199 KB

To provide an update to the Forum on the review undertaken of Bracknell Forest Specialist Resource Provisions.


Delivering Better Value in SEND Programme and other related matters pdf icon PDF 919 KB

To inform the Forum on the Delivering Better Value in SEND programme which is part of the DfE’s support package to help local authorities maintain effective SEND services while functioning sustainably.  The report also contains an update and draft timetable for the setting of the 2023-24 High Needs Block budget.



2022-23 Arrangements for Additional Financial Support to Schools pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To seek agreement from the Forum for additional financial support to schools, in particular, approval of new or amended applications for licensed deficit arrangements.  An update is also provided on the current position in respect of previously agreed financial support arrangements.


2023-24 Budget Preparations for the Schools Budget and other related matters pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To provide an update to the Forum on the information currently available in respect of the 2023-24 Schools Budget for mainstream schools together with other relevant finance related matters.


Dates of Future Meetings

The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 17 November 2022.