Schools Forum
Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 4.30 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. 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 19 October 2016. pdf icon PDF 97 KB


Apprenticeship Levy. pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Karen Everitt, HR Business Partner and Kate Brady, Apprenticeship and Work Placement Officer will present the attached briefing note.






Dedicated schools grant budget monitoring report for the second quarter 2016-17. pdf icon PDF 178 KB



To inform the Schools Forum of the projected revenue expenditure within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the current financial year 2016-17 as at the end of September 2016.


RECOMMENEDED that the Schools Forum:

 i. Note the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at the end 30th September 2016, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

ii. Endorse the increase to the budget for 3&4 year olds in PVI settings and the DSG grant to reflect the increased numbers in the January 2016 Census, as detailed in paragraph 4.13.



Future school funding formula changes. pdf icon PDF 226 KB


The main purpose of the report is to inform the Schools Forum of the progress being made towards the implementation of changes to the school revenue funding arrangements for 2017-18 and to seek the necessary approvals at this stage.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

a) Agree by phase to the de-delegation of the following budgets for central administration in 2017-18 and note the proposed rates for de-delegation (as shown at paragraph 4.2), which will be finally agreed in January:

i. Behaviour Support - Primary Only


b) Agree the proposed change to the de-delegation of union duties, with de-delegation for the period April 17 to August 17 and the introduction to a traded service arrangement from 1 September 2017; and note the proposed transfer arrangements.


c) Note the potential impact on the funding arrangements for Secondary Schools of the opening of the University Technical College (due to open in September 2017).


d) Endorse the high needs place numbers for maintained and academy special schools, resource units and alternative provision (AP) settings for the academic year 2017-18 as set out in the report.





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