Schools Forum - Thursday, 9 March 2023 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 160 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of 12 January 2023.


Schools Forum - Constitution & Membership pdf icon PDF 76 KB

To seek endorsement to minor changes to the Schools Forum’s Constitution and Membership.

Additional documents:


Early Years Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2022 pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To update the Forum on the 2022 Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA), to be submitted to the Executive Member and subsequently published on the Bracknell Forest Council website, as required by the authority’s statutory duty to secure sufficient childcare.

Additional documents:


Update on Special Resource Provisions pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To provide an update on the development and work associated with primary and secondary SRPs (Specialist Resource Provision) within Bracknell Forest and the development and implementation of a banding tool.


Delivering Better Value Project Update pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To brief the Forum on the agreed areas of work as detailed in the Delivering Better Value submission to the DfE.

Additional documents:


Final proposals for the 2023-24 High Needs Block Budget pdf icon PDF 386 KB

To seek comments on the detailed budget proposals for the High Needs Block element of the Schools Budget.  In line with the statutory funding framework, there are also a small number of decisions for the Forum to take.


Dates of Future Meetings

The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 22 June 2023.