Schools Forum - Wednesday, 7th December, 2022 4.30 pm

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Declarations of Interest


Membership Update.


MInutes of the previous meeting held on 5 October. pdf icon PDF 49 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meeting held on 5 October be agreed as a correct record.


Matters Arising.


Dedicated Schools Grant 2022-23 Quarter 2 Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 144 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 2022-23 as at the end of September 2022.


Recommended that the Schools Forum note he forecast year end budget position for the Dedicated Schools Grant as at 30 September 2022, together with the associated explanations contained within this report.



Schools Funding Arrangements 2023-24. pdf icon PDF 526 KB


The purpose of this report is to provide Schools Forum with an update on the latest developments in respect of the future schools revenue funding arrangements for the financial year 2023-24. 


RECOMMENDED that the Schools Forum:

1.    Notes the Department for Education's proposed changes to school revenue funding arrangements for 2023-24, as set out in this report.


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

·                Implement the National Funding Formula rates for both primary and secondary schools in 2023-24 as set out in Appendix 1

·                Implement a minimum funding guarantee (MFG) of at least 0.0% and up to +0.5% subject to affordability, for 2023-24 as set out in paragraph 5.13

·                The method of managing affordability as set out in paragraphs 5.14 to 5.18



Removal of the School Improvement Monitoring and Brokering Grant pdf icon PDF 132 KB


1.    Inform Schools Forum about the government's removal of the School Improvement Monitoring and Brokering grant which is currently allocated to local authorities to support school improvement activities;

2.    Inform Schools Forum about the consultation which was undertaken to seek the views of LA maintained schools about the proposal to de-delegate funding from schools' budget shares to cover the removal of the Grant; and

3.    Seek Schools Forum approval for de-delegation for both Maintained Primary and Secondary Phases.


RECOMMENDED that maintained school members of Schools Forum approve the de-delegation of funding from schools' budget shares to continue to provide school improvement services to maintained schools from 1 April 2023.  The value of de-delegation per pupil per phase to be brought to the January 2023 Schools Forum for approval.


Additional documents:


Dates of Future Meetings,

11 January 2023

9 February 2023