Schools' Forum

The Education Act 2002 required each Local Authority (LA) to establish a Schools' Forum. This is a consultative group made up of head teachers, governors, trade unions, the diocesan authorities and Early Years providers.

The purpose of the forum is to provide guidance to the LA about decisions relating to the local funding formula, changes to the scheme for financing schools and spending priorities of the LA. If the LA wishes to apply for exemptions from national spending limits, the forum must be consulted and give approval before the DfE will consider it.

The forum is an elected body, with members serving two years. Each school cluster elects a member. The Forum is made up largely of head teacher and governor representatives of schools, with a maximum of 20% of members being appointed from other organisations. Primary and secondary schools must be represented in proportion to the number of pupils in each phase.

Future meeting dates

  • Tuesday 12th December
  • Tuesday 6th February
  • Tuesday 10th July
  • Tuesday 25th September

Meeting Documents

Documents for Tuesday 7th November 

Documents for Monday 11th July

Documents for Thursday 9th February 

Documents for Tuesday 6th December 

Documents for Tuesday 12th July

Documents for Tuesday 9th February 

Documents for Tuesday 29th September

Previous meetings for academic year 2014/15

Documents for Tuesday 30th June

Documents for Tuesday 14th April

Documents for Tuesday 3rd February

Documents for Tuesday 25th November

Previous meetings for academic year 2013/14

Meeting documents for 17th July 2014

SEND Updates

  1. Demand Management Action Plan
  2. Demand Management Delivery Plan

Term Dates Consultation

Meeting documents for 22nd May 2014

Training materials

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