Schools Forum - Thursday, 14 September 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.


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 142 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of June 22.


Update on the Early Years Entitlements pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To update Schools Forum on local arrangements for the Early Years Supplementary Grant; to update Schools Forum on the government’s proposals for the extended entitlements as set out in the consultation published on 21 July and the illustrative funding rates for 2024-25 based on these proposals and to update Schools Forum on the work being undertaken on the rollout of the extended entitlements.


2024-25 initial Budget Preparations for the Schools Budget pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To provide an update to the Schools Forum from the information currently available in respect of the 2024-25 Schools Budget for mainstream schools together with other relevant finance related matters.


Safety Valve Briefing pdf icon PDF 836 KB


2023-24 Arrangements for additional financial support to schools pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To seek agreement from the Schools Forum in respect of proposals 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.


Dates of Future Meetings

The next meeting of the Forum will be held at 4.30pm on Thursday 16 November.