Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 6th December, 2018 4.30 pm

Venue: Aquinas College, Nangreave Road, Stockport, SK2 6TH

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introductions

2.

Apologies for Absence/Substitutions

To report any apologies for absence or substitutions.

3.

Recording of Any Observers

To record any observers present.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 November 2018.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with an executive summary report of the business matters included on the main agenda.

 

Schools’ Forum is recommended to note the executive summary and offer any views, comments and feedback to be considered for future executive summary reports.

 

Officer contact: Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

7.

SCHOOLS' FORUM pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with the updated Schools’ Forum Operational and Good Practice Guide as determined by the Department for Education (DfE); and also provides Schools’ Forum members with a membership update.

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

           

a)    Note the report and the information provided; and

b)   Offer any further comments.

 

Officer contact: Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

Additional documents:

8.

DFE CONSULTATION - DEFICIT REPORTING pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the consultation document launched by the Department for Education (DfE) relating to the new reporting requirements on dedicated schools grant (DSG) deficits from 2018/19.

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report; and

b)    Offer any comments to be considered for inclusion in any LA response.

 

Officer contact:  Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

 



Additional documents:

9.

2019/20 BUDGET UPDATE pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with update on the 2019/20 budget setting process for the total Schools’ Budget predominantly financed by deployment of the dedicated schools grant (DSG);

Schools Forum members are asked to:

a)    Note the above report;

b)   Offer any further comments on individual areas; and

c)    Formally report back decision on 2019/20 de-delegated services (primary and secondary maintained school reps only).

 

Officer contact:  Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk




Additional documents:

10.

EXCESSIVE SURPLUS BALANCES OUTCOME pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides School’s Forum members with update on the excessive surplus balance control mechanism applied for 2017/18; and also provides an update on the cumulative position of the process applied since re-introduction following Schools’ Forum request/agreement.

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the above report; and

b)    Offer any further comments.

 

Officer contact:  Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

11.

COUNCIL MTFP UPDATE pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with an update on the Council’s medium term financial plan (MTFP).

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the above report; and

b)    Offer any comments.

 

Officer contact:  Peter Hughes on 0161 474 3947 or email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 



Additional documents:

12.

SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS & TRAINING pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with the opportunity to request reports for future meetings and/or amendments to the forward planner (Appendix 1).  The report also provides Schools Forum members with the opportunity to request any items for training/development sessions.

 

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

                  I.        Note the above report;

                II.         Request any reports for future meetings;

               III.        Note the 2018/19 academic year meeting dates provided at section 3.1 above;

              IV.        Discuss and propose any amendments to the forward planner; and

                V.        Request any items for training/development sessions.

 

Officer contact: Peter Hughes Tel 474 3947 Email: peter.hughes@stockport.gov.uk

 

13.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.