Agenda

Schools Forum - Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 4.30 pm

Venue: Virtual Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher 023 9283 4056  Email: lisa.gallacher@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Membership Changes

4.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 2 December 2020 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 121 KB

5.

Wimborne Amalgamation Balances pdf icon PDF 177 KB

"The report originally marked on the agenda "to follow" was published on Thursday 7th January 2021"

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Schools Forum with an update on the final closing balances of Wimborne Infant and Wimborne Junior Schools and to request endorsement of the transfer of the balances to Wimborne Primary School from the Schools Specific Contingency.

 

Recommendations

 

It is recommended that Maintained School Members of Schools Forum:

 

1. Endorse the transfer of Wimborne Infant and Wimborne Junior Schools closing balances to Wimborne Primary School from the Schools Specific Contingency.

 

2. Endorse the use of the 2020-21 carry forward in 2021-22 to reinstate the School Specific Contingency to the balance of £141,800 as at December 2020.

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6.

Inclusion Centre Funding Arrangements 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

"The report originally marked on the agenda "to follow" was published on Thursday 7th January 2021"

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to provide Schools Forum with an update on the proposals for funding mainstream schools with an Inclusion Centre for the financial year 2021-22 and onwards.

                    

Recommendations

 

It is recommended that Schools Forum endorse the funding arrangements for mainstream schools with an Inclusion Centre, as set out in this report.

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7.

School Funding Arrangements 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

"The report originally marked on the agenda "to follow" was published on Thursday 7th January 2021"

 

Purpose

 

The purpose of this report is to:

 

1. Seek endorsement of the final stage submission to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) by 21 January 2021 of the 2021-22 mainstream school revenue funding pro-forma for the Primary and Secondary Phases.

 

2. Inform Schools Forum of the progress towards the initial determination of the schools budget (including individual schools budgets for 2021-22 and to seek the necessary approvals and endorsements required).

 

Recommendations

 

It is recommended that School Members of Schools Forum:

 

1. Endorse the proposed changes to the mainstream schools revenue funding arrangements as set out in Section 5.

 

2. Endorse the school revenue funding pro-forma at Appendix 5 for submission to the ESFA on 21 January 2021.

 

It is recommended that Schools Forum:

 

1. Endorse the budget to be held centrally for the payment of central licences negotiated nationally for all schools by the Secretary of State.

 

2. Approve the Growth Fund Criteria for 2021-22 as set out in Appendix 3

 

3. Approve the budgets to be held centrally specifically:

 

           Schools Forum

           Admissions

           Duties retained by the local authority for all schools

 

4. Endorse the Element 3 Top-up values for Special Schools, Alternative Provision settings, Inclusion Centre and Mainstream Education, Health and Care Plan banding for implementation in April 2021 as set out in Appendix 4.

5. Following the funding announcement from the Department for Education, endorse the proposed hourly rates to Early Years providers for 2021-22 as set out in section 7 and Table 5.

 

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