Council meetings


Venue: Virtual - Microsoft Teams

No. Item


Apologies and Acceptance of Apologies


Declaration of Interests


Minutes of the Meeting 14 December 2023 pdf icon PDF 264 KB


Matters Arising


Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) 2024/25 - Funding Settlement pdf icon PDF 214 KB

First of four reports. The purpose of this report is to provide schools forum with details of the overall DSG funding settlement for 2024/25, and any updates on other grants.


Dedicated Schools Grant 2024/25 - Schools Block Submission of the Authority Proforma Tool (APT) pdf icon PDF 401 KB

    This is the second of four reports. The purpose of this report is to consider options for finalising the APT submission to the DfE on the 22nd January 2024.


    This report also requires Schools Forum to consider and agree the levels of de-delegation for 2024/25.



Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) 2024/25 - Early Years Block pdf icon PDF 316 KB

This is the third of four reports. This report details the funding associated with the delivery of the Early Years Agenda, which is currently being extended in line with DfE policy changes.


The report will be supplemented by a verbal update from the Head of Early Years as to the implementation and support of the national policy.


Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) 2024/25 - High Needs Block pdf icon PDF 275 KB

This is the fourth of four reports and focuses on the High Needs Block. The report provides detail around the funding but also supporting data on SEN needs.


The report will be supplemented by a presentation which focuses on feedback from the High Needs Working group, including the DBV submission.

Additional documents:


Revision of Membership of Schools Forum pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Purpose of this report is to note the change in membership arising from the recasting following the academisation of six schools.


Action for representatives to agree nominations.


Any Other Business

Future meetings


2024/25 dates tbc


All meetings to be held 16.30 to 18.30, remotely.



Sub Group meetings


High Needs Sub Group


Dates tbc