Schools Forum
Wednesday, 28th November, 2018 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 10 october 2018 pdf icon PDF 166 KB


School Funding Arrangements 2019-20. pdf icon PDF 346 KB


The purpose of this report is to provide an update on progress regarding the implementation of the school revenue funding arrangements for 2019-20 and to seek the necessary approvals at this stage.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:


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

• To amend the percentage of funding allocated to notional Special Educational Needs (SEN) as set out in paragraph 4.3;

• The disapplication request as set out in paragraph 5.3.


2.  Agree that the final balance of the school specific contingency be carried forward from 2018-19 to 2019-20 as set out in paragraph 6.4.


Dedicated Schools Grant 2018-19 Quarter 2 Budget pdf icon PDF 244 KB


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 September 2018.


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

1.    Notes the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 September 2018, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

2.    Endorses the necessary adjustments to Dedicated Schools Grant to reflect:

·         Early years budgets and DSG income budget, to reflect the adjustment in grant funding due to pupil number changes, as set out in paragraphs 3.30 and 3.31.

·         An adjustment to the DSG to reflect the decision by the Secretary of State to approve the transfer of £1.0m to capital to support the development of Redwood Park School.

·         An adjustment to the DSG to reflect the decision to support The Harbour School in May 2018.


DFE Consultation on the implementation of new arrangements for reporting deficits of the dedicated schools grant pdf icon PDF 122 KB

Mike Stoneman, Deputy Director of Children, Families and Education will present the attached information report.

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum note the report.




Future meeting dates.

The forum is asked to note the following future meeting dates and venues:



16 January in Conference Room B.

27 February in the Executive Meeting Room.

22 May in Conference Room A.

10 July in the Executive Meeting Room.

16 October in the Executive Meeting Room (this was moved from 9th)

4 December in Conference Room A



15 January in the Executive Meeting Room.



Please note that the conferences rooms are on the second floor, the Civic Offices and the Executive Meeting Room is on the third floor, the Guildhall.