Agenda

Schools Forum
Wednesday, 23rd May, 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 for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Membership Changes.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

5.

Constitution pdf icon PDF 108 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to seek Schools Forum approval of the revised constitution attached at Appendix A.  The amendments proposed within this report are intended to update the Schools Forum constitution, to ensure that there is appropriate representation; particularly with the increasing number of schools converting to Academy status within the city.

 

Recommendations

It is recommended that Schools Forum:

a.    Approve the revised constitution attached at Appendix A to take effect from 24 May 2018; and

b.    Note that with the increasing number of Academies within the city, the constitution will continue to be reviewed at least annually to ensure appropriate representation on the Forum.

Additional documents:

6.

Scheme for Financing Schools pdf icon PDF 178 KB

Purpose.

This report outlines the proposed changes to the Scheme for Financing

Schools which reflect the revisions directed by the Department for

Education.

 

Recommended that:

Schools Forum members representing maintained schools approve the revised Scheme for Financing Schools attached at Appendix 1, to come into force on 1 June 2018.

 

Additional documents:

7.

Harbour School pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to request that Schools Forum agree to use DSG balances to fund the deficit in The Harbour School budget to enable the school to transfer to a Multi Academy Trust.

 

Recommendations

It is recommended that Schools Forum note the significant progress that has been made to address the financial and structural issues at The Harbour School, including predicting a balanced in-year budget for 2018-19.

 

It is recommended that Schools Forum endorse the use of £868,258 from DSG balances to fund the deficit in The Harbour School budget, to enable the school to transfer to academy status by the expected date of December 2018.

8.

Funding Formula 2019/20 Consultation Document

A verbal update will be given to the forum.

9.

Any Other Business