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:

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Declarations of Interest


Membership Changes.


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


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


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:


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


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.


Any Other Business.