Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Christina Beevers 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman & Vice Chairman

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Minutes:

Ms K Tamlyn opened the meeting and asked for nominations for the election of Chairman. Mr K Patrick was nominated. The forum was asked to vote on the nominee.

 

RESOLVED: The forum APPOINTED Mr K Patrick as the Chairman.

 

Mr K Patrick as the new Chairman asked for nominations for the Vice- Chairman.  Ms K Tamlyn was nominated and the forum took a vote. 

 

RESOLVED: The forum APPOINTED Ms K Tamlyn as the Vice- Chairman

2.

Apologies & Membership of Sub-Committees

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Minutes:

 

Apologies were received from:

 

Mr B Taylor- Chiltern Wood School

Ms J Antrobus- Newton School

Mr A Gillespie- Burnham Grammar School

Ms J Male- Alfriston School

Cllr A Cranmer- Cabinet Member for Education

 

Election of sub-groups- The chairmen of the subgroups were agreed as follows:

 

Contingency Group: Meet once yearly.

David Hood (Chairman)

Remainder of membership remained as previously.

 

SFFG- meet prior to each School Forum (SF) meeting:

Kathryn Tamlyn- Chairman

Steven Sneesby- Vice Chairman

Remainder of membership remained as previously.

 

Maintained Schools Sub-committee (De-Delegation)- Annual meeting.

Janice Freeman (Chairman).

Remainder of membership remained as previously.

 

The DSG Spending Review Group-

Simon James- (Chairman)

Remainder of membership remained as previously.

A date was confirmed for the next meeting of 10 November 2021.

 

RESOLVED: The forum APPOINTED the Chairman of the sub-groups.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest

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Minutes:

There were none.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 421 KB

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Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 29 June 2021 were AGREED as an accurate record.

 

The actions from the meeting held on 29 June 2021 were reviewed and AGREED as completed or carried forward as below.

 

Action

Deadline

To be Completed By

To confirm PEB were happy to be included in letter to MP

ASAP

Mr S James

 

 

5.

SFFG Update pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Verbal update to be provided by the Chairman of the SFFG, Ms K Tamlyn.

 

Additional documents:

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.

Schools Forum constitution and Membership pdf icon PDF 754 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance- Childrens Services, Buckinghamshire Council.

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Minutes:

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

 

Recommendations:

a) To agree the draft constitution for Schools Forum.

b) To seek representatives from the Maintained Junior School, Maintained PRU and Primary Academy sector in line with the current constitution.

 

Resolved:

a) Schools Forum AGREED the draft constitution for Schools Forum.

b) To SEEK representatives from the Maintained Junior School, Maintained PRU and Primary Academy sector in line with the current constitution.

 

 

Action

Deadline

To be Completed By

To make amendments to the constitution

ASAP

Ms C Beevers

 

 

 

 

 

7.

DfE Consultation- "Fair school funding for all: completing our reforms to the National Funding Formula" pdf icon PDF 710 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance- Childrens Services, Buckinghamshire Council.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

Recommendation:

Schools Forum is asked to note the response submitted to the DfE consultation Fair school funding for all: completing our reforms to the National Funding Formula.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum NOTED the response submitted to the DfE consultation Fair school funding for all: completing our reforms to the National Funding Formula.

 

8.

Revenue Budget Monitoring pdf icon PDF 594 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance- Childrens Services, Buckinghamshire Council.

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Minutes:

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

 

Bucks Local Offer information on personal budgets:

https://familyinfo.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/send/money-and-benefits/benefits-parents-carers-and-young-people-send/personal-budgets/

 

The Special Educational Needs (Personal Budgets) Regulations 2014 provide some of the detail wanted:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/251860/Consultation_on_draft_0_to_25_Special_Educational_Needs__SEN__-_personal_budgets_regulations.pdf

 

Recommendation:

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

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum NOTED the revenue budget monitoring forecast at the end of September and requested that links to the Local Offer information on Personal Budgets and the regulations be circulated with the minutes.

 

9.

National Funding Formula and Operational Guidance 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 607 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance- Childrens 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:

a)     To note the information contained in this report.

b)     To agree the principles to be applied for the 2022-23 local funding formula.

c)     To agree any consultation to take place over the autumn term for the potential to move funding between Blocks.

d)     To note that the local funding formula for 2022-23 will be brought back to Schools Forum for consideration in December.

 

Resolved:

a)     Schools Forum NOTED the information contained in this report.

b)     Schools Forum AGREED the principles to be applied for the 2022-23 local funding formula.

c)     Schools Forum AGREED that no consultation would be required to take place with schools over the autumn term.

d)     Schools Forum NOTED that the local funding formula for 2022-23 will be brought back to Schools Forum for consideration in December.

 

 

Action

Deadline

To be Completed By

To confirm where the mobility data in the NFF is obtained from as to when the arrival was. Further exploration needed at Local authority level.

ASAP

Mr J Carter

 

 

 

 

10.

De-Delegation 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 587 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance- Childrens 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:

To continue with the arrangements agreed last year, that the details of any de-delegation proposals for 2022-23 be considered at a meeting of the maintained schools subcommittee with recommendations to be brought back to Schools Forum for final decisions.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum resolved that the details of any de-delegation proposals for 2022-23 be considered at a meeting of the maintained schools subcommittee with recommendations to be brought back to Schools Forum in December for final decisions.

 

11.

DSG Management Plan pdf icon PDF 753 KB

To be presented by Ms E Williams, Head of Finance- Childrens 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 areas of priority for further development agreed by the DSG Spending Review Group.

 

Resolved:

Schools Forum NOTED the areas of priority for further development agreed by the DSG Spending Review Group.

 

12.

Update from Local Authority

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Minutes:

There were no updates from the Local Authority.

13.

AOB

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Minutes:

There were no items for AOB.

14.

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 07 December 2021- 1.30pm

MS Teams Virtual Meeting

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Minutes:

07 December 2021- 1.30pm

MS Teams Meeting.