Council meetings


Venue: Virtual - Microsoft Teams

No. Item


Apologies and Acceptance of Apologies/Welcome New Members


Declaration of Interests


Election of Chair and Vice-Chair


Minutes of the Meeting - 21 October 2021 pdf icon PDF 539 KB


Matters Arising


Term Time Only pdf icon PDF 312 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide Schools Forum with an update regarding the Term Time Only settlement and to define the timelines for the next steps.

Additional documents:


DSG 2021-21 Outturn and 2021-22 Provisional Outturn Position pdf icon PDF 455 KB

The purpose of this report is to update Schools Forum with regards to the final 2020/21 Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) position in respect of Early Years Funding, and to provide an updated position on the 2021/22 DSG.

Additional documents:


2022-23 Dedicated Schools Grant Mandate pdf icon PDF 600 KB

Main focus is for Schools Forum to consider and agree the main components of the funding formula that will enable Lewisham Council to provide a draft funding formula (known as the APT tool), to the Department for Education (DfE), in January. 

Additional documents:


Any Other Business

Note, the release of the Schools forum papers for the 20th January 2022 meeting will have a reduced dispatch period of potentially 3 days.


Future meetings


20 January 2022



All meetings will be held between 16.30 and 18.30



Sub Group meetings


High Needs Sub Group


6th January 2022 10-11:30