Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 21st January, 2021 4.30 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome/Introductions and Virtual Operation Matters

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 152 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2020.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 163 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 Funding Settlement 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with the final details of the 2021/2022 Schools Funding Announcement by the Education Secretary (Rt Hon Gavin Williamson) on 17 December 2020.

 

Schools Forum is requested to note the report and offer any further comments.

 

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

8.

Annual Pro-Forma Toolkit (APT) 2021/22 Return pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the final 2021/2022 Local Authority annual pro-forma toolkit (APT) return to be submitted to the Department for Education (DfE).

 

Schools’ Forum is requested to note the report and offer any further comments.

 

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

Additional documents:

9.

2021/2022 Schools Budget Update pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with an update on the 2021/22 total schools budget; and seeks approval of the final resource budget allocations for services/activities within the central school services block (CSSB).

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report;

b)   Approve the final budget allocations within the CSSB (as per section 5 / Appendix 3); and

c)    Offer any further comments.

 

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

 

10.

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

 

11.

Schools' Forum Review Update pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members a final update of the Schools’ Forum review undertaken in autumn 2020; and further provides Schools’ Forum members a revised terms of reference (ToR) document and updated membership/terms of office listing.

 

Schools’ Forum Members are requested to note the report and offer any further comments.

 

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

Additional documents:

12.

Schedule of Meetings and Training pdf icon PDF 205 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

 

13.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.