Agenda

Schools Forum
Wednesday, 20th January, 2016 4.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room A - Civic Offices. View directions

Contact: Jane Di Dino 023 9283 4060  Email: jane.didino@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Membership Changes.

4.

Minutes and Matters Arising From the Previous Meeting held on 21 October 2016. pdf icon PDF 158 KB

5.

School Revenue Funding Arrangements 2016/17. pdf icon PDF 396 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to:

 

a.    seek approval for the final stage of the submission to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) by the 21st January, of the 2016-17 mainstream school revenue funding pro-forma for the Primary and Secondary phases

 

b.    inform Schools Forum of the initial determination of the schools budget (including the individual schools budgets) for 2016-17 and to seek the necessary endorsement and approvals required.

 

RECOMMENDED that Schools Members:

 

a.    Endorse the proposed changes to the mainstream schools revenue funding formula as set out in section 6.

 

b.    Approve the de-delegated unit values for 2016-17 as shown at Appendix 3.

 

c.    Endorse the amount of the growth fund for 2016-17 at £365,000.

 

d.    Endorse the school funding pro-forma at Appendix 4 for submission to the EFA on the 21st January 2016.

 

It is recommended that the Schools Forum:

 

e.     Endorse the determination of the 2016-17 schools budget (including the individual schools budgets) shown at Appendix 1, together with the supporting explanations contained within this report and specifically agree the following budget lines:

              i.          Early years central expenditure;

            ii.          Admissions Service;

           iii.          Schools Forum.

 

f.       Endorse the 2016-17 Element 3 Top-up rates for the Special Schools Resourced Units and Alternative Provision settings as set out in Appendix 7.

 

g.     Endorse the decision that any carry-forward balances from 2015-16 be used to assist with the continued introduction of the funding reform changes and fund any potential financial pressures arising during 2016-17, for example, to support remodelling of SEND provision as set out in paragraph 8.11, subject to consultation with Schools Forum.

 

 

Additional documents:

6.

Dedicated Schools Grant Budget Monitoring Report for the Second Quarter 2015/16. pdf icon PDF 329 KB

Purpose.

To inform Schools Forum of the projected revenue expenditure within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the current financial year 2015-16. This report sets out the forecast budget position for the year-end as at the end of September 2015.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum note the forecast year-end budget position as at the end of quarter 2, for the Dedicated Schools Grant, together with the associated explanations, as detailed in section 4 of the report.

7.

Any Other Business.