Agenda

Schools Forum
Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Conference Room B - 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 Interest

Outstanding annual member declarations to be completed and returned.

 

 

3.

Membership Changes.

4.

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 and matters arising. pdf icon PDF 89 KB

5.

School Funding Arrangements 2021-21 pdf icon PDF 826 KB

Purpose.

The 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 the financial year 2020-21 onwards.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

 i.    Note the Department for Education's proposed changes to school revenue funding arrangements for 2020-21 as set out in this report.

 

ii.    Note the outcome of the Autumn consultation with schools as set out in Appendix 2.

 

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

 

·         To implement the minimum per pupil funding levels at the Department for Education recommended rates for 2020-21 as set out in paragraph 5.6 and Table 2;

·         To implement the National Funding Formula rates for both primary and secondary schools in in 2020-21, as set out in Appendix 5;

·         To implement a minimum funding guarantee (MFG) of at least +0.5% and up to +1.84% subject to affordability, for 2020-21 as set out in paragraphs 5.8 to 5.9

·         To utilise the additional funding provided as part of the Dedicated School Grant High Needs Block for 2020-21 to meet the forecast high needs pressures in the order of priority as set out in section 12 and Table 5;

·         To implement the disapplication requests as set out in section 6.

 

 

Additional documents:

6.

Dedicated schools grant 2019-20 quarter 1 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 2019-20 as at the end of June 2019.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum note the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 June 2019, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

 

7.

Dedicated schools grant 2019-20 quarter 2 budget monitoring. pdf icon PDF 219 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 2019-20 as at the end of September 2019.

 

RECOMMENDED that Schools Forum

1.    Note the forecast year-end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 September 2019, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.

 

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

 

Early year's 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.

 

8.

Any other business.