Agenda

Schools Forum
Wednesday, 10th October, 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 11 July 2018. pdf icon PDF 86 KB

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum agree the attached minutes.

5.

School Funding Arrangements 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to provide the Schools Forum with an update on the latest developments in respect of the future school funding arrangements for 2018-29 onwards.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

Note the Department for Education's proposed changes to school revenue funding arrangements for 2019-20 as set out in this report.

 

Endorse the proposals for implementing the funding formula arrangements locally as set out in this report; in particular:

·         Schools block will remain intact as set out in paragraph 4.3;

·         Minimum per pupil funding levels will be implemented at the recommended rates as set out in paragraph 4.6;

·         To keep those unit values which do not already match the NFF rates under review and amend if necessary, following confirmation of the overall funding allocation as set out in paragraph 4.9;

·         The criteria for allocating growth funding will reviewed in the spring term as set out in paragraph 5.3;

·         The disapplication requests as set out in section 6.

 

6.

Recommendations from the SEND Strategic Review relating to managing the spend within the High Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant pdf icon PDF 246 KB

Purpose

To inform Schools Forum of the recommendations arising from the SEND Strategic Review relating to managing the spend within the High Needs Block and the actions that have been taken in response to this in order to manage these pressures.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

 

1.    Notes the recommendations that have been made as a result of the SEND Strategic Review (as set out in Appendix I).

2.    Endorses the actions that are being implemented in response to these recommendations (as set out in Section 4).

3.    Endorses the proposals to manage the spend within the High Needs Block for 2019-20 (as set out in Section 5).

Additional documents:

7.

Dedicated Schools Grant 2018-19 quarter one budget monitoring. pdf icon PDF 198 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to inform Schools Forum of the projected revenue expenditure of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for the current financial year 2018-19 as at the end of June 2018.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum note the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 June 2018, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

 

8.

Schools Block Funding Formula 2018-19 benchmarking. pdf icon PDF 27 KB

 

Purpose.

To inform the Schools Forum of the national picture regarding the 2018-19 funding formula factor values. The DfE report has been annotated to show the Portsmouth funding formula factor values and the National Fair Funding formula factor values for Primary and Secondary schools.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum note the contents of the report.

 

Additional documents:

9.

Any other business.

Future Meetings.

 

28 November

16 January