Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 8th October, 2020 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 146 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2020.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 151 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.

Terms of Reference Annual Review/Membership Update pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

To provide the Schools’ Forum members with details of the Terms of Reference (ToR), with a membership update and to discuss / determine any further actions required.

 

The Schools’ Forum is asked to: -

 

a)    note the report;

 

b)   discuss and determine if a review of the Forum against the DfE checklist is required;

 

c)    acknowledge and discuss the latest position on vacancies;

 

d)    agree a position in relation to Chair/Vice Chair positions; and

 

e)    determine if the letter is to be issued to the identified non-attendees.

 

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

 

Additional documents:

8.

Schools Financial Transparency Consultation - DfE Response pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides the Schools’ Forum with details of the DfE response in relation to the “Financial transparency of local authority maintained schools and academy trusts” consultation undertaken in autumn 2019.

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    note the report; and

 

b)   implement the key elements for schools as listed at section 2.3.

 

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

 

9.

Scheme for Financing Schools pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides the Schools’ Forum with details of the proposed amendments to the Scheme for Financing Schools document for approval.

 

The Schools’ Forum are asked to:

 

a)    note the report; and

 

b)   approve the proposed amendments as detailed in Appendix 2.

 

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

 

10.

2021/22 Schools Funding Announcement pdf icon PDF 184 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides the School Forum with details of the 2021/22 Schools Funding announcement.

 

The Schools’ Forum is asked to note the report.

 

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

 

11.

2021/22 Schools Budget Update/Options pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides the Schools’ Forum with details: -

 

a)    of the 2021/22 budget setting requirements, plans and indicative timeline.

 

b)    to discuss the local options and overall construction of the 2021/22 total Schools Budget financed by deployment of the dedicated schools grant (DSG).

 

c)    to discuss 2021/22 budget matters requiring consultation and the management of the DSG deficit position.

 

Schools’ Forum are asked to:

 

a)    note the report;

 

b)   offer any comments; and

 

c)    discuss the de-delegation options (section 4.5) with wider primary and secondary maintained school colleagues and report back with decision making at 10 December 2020 meeting.

 

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

 

12.

DSG Review/Consultation

To consider a verbal report of the Director of Children’s Services.

 

The verbal report updates Schools’ Forum members on the dedicated schools grant (DSG) review.  

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report

 

b)    Offer any further comments

 

Officer contact Bev Milway on 0161 218 1785 or email: bev.milway@stockport.gov.uk

13.

Schedule of Meetings and Training pdf icon PDF 204 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 2020/21 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:

 

a)    note the above report;

 

b)   request any reports for future meetings;

 

c)    note the academic year meeting dates provided;

 

d)   discuss and propose any amendments to the forward planner; and

 

e)    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.