Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 25th March, 2021 4.30 pm

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

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome, Introductions & Virtual Operational Matter

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 21 January 2021.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 106 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.

Covid-19 School Costs and DfE Funding pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with the details/information relating to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on schools’ financial resources and the financial support provided by 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:

8.

School Improvement Monitoring & Brokerage Grant pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with the outline as to how the monitoring and brokering fund has been used this financial year (April 2020-March 2021); and describes the planned spend for both future monies and monies that have been saved during the recent past.

 

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

9.

DfE High Needs Formula Consultation pdf icon PDF 178 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with the details of the consultation document released by the Department for Education (DfE) on the national funding formula review of high needs funding provided to local authorities and to seek any Schools’ Forum members views/opinions for inclusion in a joint LA / Schools’ Forum response.

 

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:

10.

DSG Review pdf icon PDF 222 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with an update on the outcome of the public consultation in regard to the High Needs block review.

 

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

11.

Final 2021/22 Schools Budget pdf icon PDF 261 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with the final details of the 2021/22 total school budget.

 

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

12.

Schedule of Meetings & Training pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer.   

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the remaining 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) and to provide 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 2020/21 academic year meeting dates provided at section 3.1;

 

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.