Agenda

Schools Forum - Thursday, 19th May, 2022 4.30 pm

Venue: Webcast - Remote Meeting. View directions

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 223 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 January 2022.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

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 Schemes 2021/22 Final Outturn pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with an update on the level of school reserves held in relation to insurance schemes that are administered by the Local Authority.  The report also aims to discuss and determine how the reserves held by the Local Authority in relation to administered insurance schemes are used.  The report further provides an insurance update to Schools’ Forum members regarding key matters associated with the schemes and schools generally.

 

Schools’ Forum members are requested to:

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Give agreement to the recommendations in points 2.6 and 3.3

iii)          Offer any further comments

 

Officer contact: Sarah Cook telephone: 0161 474 4030 or email: sarah.s.cook@stockport.gov.uk

 

8.

Final 2022/23 Schools Budget pdf icon PDF 340 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with the final details of the 2022/23 total schools’ budget.

 

Schools’ Forum is requested to:

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Offer any further comments

 

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

9.

2021/2022 Final Schools Balances pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with the final detailed analysis if the total school balances position recorded as at 31 March 2022.  The report also provides detail of the schools reporting an excessive school surplus balance at 31 March 2021 (i.e. above the 12% threshold) and confirms application of the appropriate control mechanism process as defined in the Scheme for Financing Schools document.

 

Schools’ Forum is requested to:

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Offer any further comments

 

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

Additional documents:

10.

DSG 2021/22 Final Outturn pdf icon PDF 175 KB

To consider a report by the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with detail of the final 2021/22 dedicated schools grant (DSG) final reported outturn position.

 

Schools Forum members are requested to:

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Offer any further comments

 

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

11.

DfE Policy Documents pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the Governments recent publication of policy documents relating to Education and SEND (referred to as the White and Green papers)

 

Schools Forum Members are asked to:

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Offer any further comments

 

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

Additional documents:

12.

DfE Response to NFF Funding Reforms Consultation pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the Governments response released by the Department for Education (DfE) in March 2022 relating to previous consultation undertaken in summer 2021 relating to reforms to the Schools National Funding Formula (NFF) model.

 

Schools’ Forum Members are asked to;

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Offer any further comments

 

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

13.

DSG Review

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 note and comment on the update.

 

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

 

 

14.

Schedule of Meetings and Training pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider a report of the Borough Treasurer and Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the calendar dates of meetings agreed for the 2022/23 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 report;

b) request any reports for future meetings;

c) note the 2021/2022 academic years dates provided at section 2.1

d) note/accept the proposed 2022/23 academic year dates at section 2.3

e) Discuss and propose any amendments to the forward planner and

f) request any items for training/development sessions.

 

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

 

15.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.

16.

Dates for Future Meetings

The next meeting of Schools Forum is scheduled for 7 July 2022 at 4.30pm.