Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: MS Teams Virtual Meeting

Contact: Christina Beevers 

Media

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Welcome

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed all to the meeting and reminded all of the basic etiquette for a MS Teams meeting.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

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Minutes:

Apologies were received from:

 

Ms J Pearce- Waterside Primary Academy

Mr H Beveridge- Long Crendon School

Mr S Sneesby- Kite Ridge School

3.

Declarations of Interest

 

To disclose any Personal or Disclosable Pecuniary Interests.

 

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 433 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2021.

 

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2021 were AGREED as an accurate record.

 

The actions from the meeting held on 12 October 2021 were reviewed and AGREED as completed or carried forward as below.

 

 

Action

To be Actioned By

Completion Date

To change him/her to they throughout the SF Constitution

Ms C Beevers

Next Schools Forum Meeting

 

 

To amend numbering typos in the SF Constitution

Ms C Beevers

Next Schools Forum Meeting

 

To draft a letter to MP re funding issues

Mr K Patrick/Mr S James

ASAP

 

5.

Update from SFFG pdf icon PDF 116 KB

A verbal update to be provided by MS K Tamlyn, Chairman of the Schools Forum Funding Group

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Minutes:

Ms K Tamlyn- Chairman of the Schools Forum Funding Group gave an overview of the SFFG meeting. The action notes were appended to the minutes.

 

6.

Revenue Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 720 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council gave an overview of the report provided.

 

Recommendations:

Schools Forum is asked to note the revenue budget monitoring forecast at the end of October.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum NOTED the revenue budget monitoring forecast at the end of October.

 

Action

To be Actioned By

Completion Date

To pull together placement numbers for a 3-5-year time period.

Ms E Williams/Ms H Slinn

Next Schools Forum Meeting & DSG Management Group

 

 

 

7.

School Budget Proposals 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 656 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council gave an overview of the report provided.

 

Recommendations:

Schools Forum is asked to:

a.     Note the information set out in the report, including the accompanying appendices, showing indicative allocations for 2022-23. (Note that modelling is based on October 2020 census data. Final DSG allocations are due in December 2021 and will be updated for October 2021 census data.)

b.     To note the indicative funding allocations for the Central Schools Services Block and the High Needs Block for 2022-23.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum RESOLVED TO:

a.     To NOTE the information set out in the report, including the accompanying appendices, showing indicative allocations for 2022-23. (Note that modelling is based on October 2020 census data. Final DSG allocations are due in December 2021 and will be updated for October 2021 census data.)

b.     To NOTE the indicative funding allocations for the Central Schools Services Block and the High Needs Block for 2022-23.

 

Action

To be Actioned By

Completion Date

To add Growth fund document/report to public domain for the Schools Forum Members

Ms E Williams

Next Schools Forum Meeting

 

 

8.

De-delegation 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 583 KB

To be presented by Ms J Freeman Williams, Chairman of the De-Delegation Sub- Committee.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ms J Freeman- Chairman of the DE-Delegation Group overview of the report provided.

 

Recommendations:

To consider and agree the proposals for de-delegation in 2022-23 based on the recommendations of the Maintained Schools Committee as outlined in Appendix A and Appendix B to this report.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum CONSIDERED and AGREED the proposals for de-delegation in 2022-23 based on the recommendations of the Maintained Schools Committee as outlined in Appendix A and Appendix B to this report.

 

Vote:

The forum unanimously AGREED the vote.

 

Action

To be Actioned By

Completion Date

To confirm Trade Union representatives’ rights re input at Schools Forum Meetings.

Ms E Williams

Next Schools Forum Meeting

 

 

 

9.

Report from the DSG Spending Review Group pdf icon PDF 482 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council gave an overview of the report provided.

 

Recommendations:

Schools Forum is asked to note the recommendations for investment in early intervention and support agreed by the DSG Spending Review Group for inclusion in the budget setting for the High Needs Block in 2022-23.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum NOTED the recommendations for investment in early intervention and support agreed by the DSG Spending Review Group for inclusion in the budget setting for the High Needs Block in 2022-23.

 

10.

Special School Top Up Allocations 2022-23 - request to disapply the Special School Minimum Funding Guarantee pdf icon PDF 605 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council gave an overview of the report provided.

 

Recommendations:

Schools Forum is asked to agree to apply for a disapplication to the special school Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) for 2022-23.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum AGREED to apply for a disapplication to the special school Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) for 2022-23.

 

Vote:

For: 18

Against: 0

Abstain: 0

 

Resolved: Unanimously AGREED.

11.

Update on F40 Group pdf icon PDF 458 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Ms E Williams, Head of Finance (Children’s Services)- Buckinghamshire Council gave an overview of the report provided.

 

Recommendations:

Schools Forum is asked to note the correspondence from the F40 group to the Department for Education highlighting the cost implications of Covid-19 for schools and local authorities.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum NOTED the correspondence from the F40 group to the Department for Education highlighting the cost implications of Covid-19 for schools and local authorities.

 

12.

AOB

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Minutes:

There were no items of AOB.

13.

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 18 January 2021- 1.30pm

MS Teams Virtual Meeting

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Minutes:

Tuesday 18 January 2021- 1.30pm

MS Teams Meeting