Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 12th December, 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 156 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 3 October 2019.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 143 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 Insurance Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 83 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 December 2019. The report also presents to Schools’ Forum the collated results from a recent survey to schools about the LTS CAP so a decision can be made about its inclusion for the forthcoming 2020/2021 SLA period.

The report further provides an update regarding sickness absence analysis and the proposed process changes to the LTS scheme for the 2020/2021 SLA period.

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

1.    Note the above report;

2.    Provide agreement to the CAP survey outcome and proposed action.

3.    Note the above proposed process changes to the LTS scheme.

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

 

 

8.

Appointment of Vice Chairperson pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report seeks nominations from Schools’ Forum members for the vacant Vice Chairperson role;

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the above report;

b)   Seek nominations for the vacant Vice Chairperson role; and (if required)

c)    Agree a formal election process.

 

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

 

 

9.

2020/21 Early Years Funding pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members details of the ministerial announcement released on 31 October 2019 relating to Early Years funding.

 

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the above report.

 

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

 

 

10.

Schools' Financial Consultation pdf icon PDF 164 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the consultation responses received in relation to the Local Authority (LA) consultation on a 2020/21 proposed 0.5% transfer from the schools’ block.

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the above report;

b)    Discuss further and offer any further comments as appropriate; and

c)    Determine if the LA proposal to transfer 0.5% (estimated at £0.904m) of the schools’ block funding is approved.

 

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

 

 

Additional documents:

11.

2020/21 Schools' Budget Planning Update pdf icon PDF 298 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with updates of the 2020/21 budget setting process in relation to the total Schools Budget predominantly financed by deployment of the dedicated schools grant (DSG).

 

Schools Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report;

b)   Offer any comments/views where outlined;

c)    Approve the proposed central reserve at £0.450m (section 5.7);

d)   Determine the final de-delegation decisions for 2020/21 (section 5.9 – primary and secondary maintained reps only); and

e)    Approve the proposed CSSB resource budget allocations for 2020/21 (section 6.4 and Appendix 3)


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

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

2018/19 Schools' Excessive Surplus Balance pdf icon PDF 87 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 2018/19; and further 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 report; and

b)   Offer any further comments

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

 

 



Additional documents:

13.

Schedule of Meetings and Training pdf icon PDF 156 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

 

14.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.

15.

Date of Next Meeting