Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 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 144 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 July 2019.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 144 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 LTS Insurance Scheme pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides a general update to Schools on the current and projected financial position of the LTS Scheme as at September 2019 considering the 2018-2019 deficit position.

 

Schools Forum members are requested to

 

a)    Note the above report;

b)   Provide agreement that this further analysis is acceptable.

c)    Provide agreement regarding the proposed review for the 2020-2021 operating period.

Officer contact: Sarah Cook Tel 0161 474 4030 Email: sarah.cook@stockport.gov.uk

 

8.

Schools Audit Update pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the findings from the 16 schools audited in the 2018/19 financial year.

 

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report;

b)   Offer any comments; and

c)    Share with their wider school/sector colleagues

 

Officer contact: John Pearsall Tel 0161 474 3947 Email: john.pearsall@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

9.

Terms of Reference Review/Membership Update pdf icon PDF 167 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the Terms of Reference (ToR) document and proposed amendment(s);

The report also provide Schools Forum members with a membership update.

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

           

a)    Note the above report; and

b)   Accept the ToR document as per Appendix 1;

c)    Note the latest membership listing and Terms of Office as per Appendix 2;

d)   Note the attendance data as per Appendix 3;

e)    Acknowledge the high attendance levels and non-requirement of the annual letter (Appendix 4) from the Chair; and

f)     Seek and agree a new Vice Chairperson

 

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

 




Additional documents:

10.

Schools Funding Forumula - National Comparative Data pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with the details of the latest information released by the Department for Education (DfE) regarding all local authorities 2019/20 schools local formula funding models implemented.

 

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the above report; and

b)   Offer any further comments.

 

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

 

 

Additional documents:

11.

Schools Funding Announcement - September 2019 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the recent Schools Funding announcement for 2020/21 to 2022/23.

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report; and

b)   Offer any comments

 

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

 

12.

DSG Review Update

To consider a verbal report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

Officer contact: Bev Milway Telephone 0161 218 1785 Email: bev.milway@stockport.gov.uk

13.

2020/21 Budget Planning/Options pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the 2020/21 budget setting requirements, plans and indicative timeline.

The report discusses the local options and overall construction of the 2020/21 total Schools Budget financed by deployment of the dedicated schools grant (DSG).

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report;

b)   Offer any comments; and

c)    Give a view/approve a further 0.5% transfer from schools’ block to high needs

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

 

 

14.

DFE Schools Financial Transparency Consultation pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the Department for Education (DfE) consultation on the financial transparency of Local Authority (LA) maintained schools and academy trusts.

 

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report; and

b)   Offer any comments.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

15.

Schedule of Meetings & Training pdf icon PDF 157 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the calendar dates of meetings agreed for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

The report also provides Schools’ Forum members with the opportunity to request reports for future meetings and/or make amendments to the forward planner (Appendix 1). The report 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 academic year meeting dates provided.

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

 

 

16.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.