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Schools Forum

Schools Forum is made up of representatives from schools and academies, but with some representation from other non-school organisations, such as nursery and 14-19 education providers. The forum acts as a consultative body on some issues and a decision making body on others.

The forum acts in a consultative role for:

  • Changes to the local funding formula. (The local authority is responsible for the final decision, although in some cases it may delegate the decision-making power to the Schools Forum)
  • Proposed changes to the operation of the minimum funding guarantee
  • Changes to or new contracts affecting schools (e.g. school meals)
  • Arrangements for pupils with special educational needs, in pupil referral units and in early years provision

The forum is responsible for decisions on:

  • How much funding may be centrally retained within the Dedicated Schools Grant (e.g. for the Admissions Service, prudential borrowing costs, additional funding available for growing schools)
  • Any proposed carry forward of deficits on central spend from one year to the next
  • Proposals to delegate funding from maintained primary and secondary schools (e.g. for staff supply cover, insurance, behaviour support)
  • Changes to the Scheme of Financial Management

Meeting dates 2017

  • 22 March 2017
  • 15 June 2017

Meetings are held from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.  All meetings will be held at Malmesbury Primary School, Malmesbury Road, Morden, SM4 6HG.

These meetings are open to the public, however please inform the clerk in advance on 020 8545 3631 should you wish to attend.

2017 Meeting Papers

22 March 2017

31 January 2017

2016 Meeting Papers

13 October 2016

7 September 2016

16 June 2016

23 March 2016

3 February 2016

2015 Meeting Papers

13th October 2015

8th September 2015

18th June 2015

26th March 2015

3rd February 2015

This page was last updated on Thursday 20 April 2017

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