Agenda

Schools Forum
Wednesday, 11th July, 2018 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 23 May 2018. pdf icon PDF 87 KB

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum agree the attached minutes.

5.

2017-18 Dedicated Schools Grant Outturn Report and Revised Budget 2018 -19 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to inform Schools Forum of the year-end outturn position as at the end of March 2018 for the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) and to propose revisions to the DSG budget for 2018-19.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the Schools Forum:

A.   Note the year-end outturn budget position for the Dedicated Schools grant as at the end of March 2018 and the variance explanations contained within this report.

B.   Endorse the revised DSG budget for 2018-19 as set out in Appendix 1.

6.

Maintained School Balances as at 31 March 2018. pdf icon PDF 376 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to inform Schools Forum of the level of maintained schools' revenue and capital balances as at 31st March 2018.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum note the level of maintained schools' revenue balances and capital balances as at 31st March 2018 as shown in Appendices 2 & 3 and the monitoring action taken by the council.

 

 

7.

Future School Funding Arrangements 2019-20. pdf icon PDF 620 KB

Purpose.

This purpose of this report is to provide Schools Forum with an update on the latest developments in respect of the future school revenue funding arrangements for 2019-20 onwards.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

a.    Note the progress being made towards the 2019 to 2020 local funding formula including the issue of the consultation to mainstream schools as set out in Appendix A.

b.    Note the outcomes of the consultation issued to mainstream primary schools and agree the proposals set out in section 6.

c.    Note that the Department for Education (DfE) are reviewing the methods of funding the local authority for Growth and the High Needs Block and a further update will be provided following the publication of information from the DfE.

d.    Note the progress being made towards the strategic review of the High Needs budgets in light of the 2018-19 pressures.

e.    Note the progress being made towards the review of early years funding for 2019-20 as set out in section 8.

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