Venue: Virtual - Microsoft Teams
Apologies and Acceptance of Apologies
Welcome new members
Melanie Simpson – Early Years PVI representative
Matthew Ringham – Chair
Lynne Haines - Special Schools Head rep.
Declaration of Interests
· PFI consultation included within agenda
Purpose of this report is to confirm the timing and dates for Schools Forum meetings and to support agenda setting. The agenda remains fluid to allow flexibility in updating on matters of interest.
To update schools forum on the schools audit process.
Following on from the Spring Statement, this presentation aims to update Forum with respect to the Early Years Entitlement Expansion, including what is currently not known.
The presentation provides forum detailed information with regards the Mayor of London’s Free School Meals offer for Key Stage 2 pupils.
The presentation provides and updates on the high needs block mitigation plan and the engagement with the Department for Education (DfE) on the Delivering Better Value (DBV) Tranche 3.
Report provides the outturn position for 2022/23 for the DSG and the Schools end of year position. The report further notes that that the Early Years Block remains provisional, pending finalisation of pupil number by the DfE.
The report provides and update on the 2023/24 DSG position and where possible updated information on other schools related grants at the time of writing.
This report provides and updates on the transition of the Schools Funding Formula to a Hard Formula. The report builds on the work undertaken for 2023/24 and provides a draft consultation for the PFI factor for engagement with mainstream schools who are in receipt of funding from this factor, for consideration as part of the 2024/25 Schools Funding Formula.
Any Other Business
· Schools Forum Constitution
· Election of Chair and Vice Chair – following Resignation of Chair – First Item for Autumn Meeting—
19 October 2023
14 December 2023
18 January 2024 (provisional date, subject to DfE)
All meetings will be held between 16.30 and 18.30 virtually
Sub Group meetings