Agenda

Schools Forum
Thursday, 20th January, 2022 4.00 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 220 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 2 December 2021.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 134 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 Schemes Review pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with an overview of the structure of Stockport MBC’s insurance programme including Long Term Agreement (LTA) arrangements.  The report also explains how the LTA operates in relation to the insurance buybacks to schools to include a proposal about how future arrangements will work.

 

Schools’ Forum members are asked to:

 

i)             Note the report

ii)            Offer comments/a collective view regarding the proposal

 

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

 

8.

Schools Funding Announcement 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with the final details of the 2022/23 Schools Funding announcement by the Department for Education (DfE) on 16 December 2021.

 

Schools’ Forum members are requested to:

 

i)             Note the report and offer any further comments.

 

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

 

9.

2022/23 Schools Budget Update pdf icon PDF 360 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with an update on the 2022/23 total schools budget allocation and budget setting.  The report seeks approval of additional resources required within the schools’ block central reserve and also seeks approval of the final resource budget allocations for services/activities within the central school services block (CSSB).

 

Schools’ Forum members are requested to:

 

I)             Note the report

II)            Approve the additional resources required (£0.317m) within the schools’ block central reserve (as per section 4.6)

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

IV)          Offer any further comments

 

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

 

10.

Annual Pro-Forma Toolkit (APT) 2022/23 Return pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the final 2022/23 local Authority (LA) annual pro-forma toolkit (APT) return to be submitted to the Department for Education (DfE).

 

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

 

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

 

Additional documents:

11.

DSG Review Implementation Update

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) Implementation.

 

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

 

12.

Schedule of Meetings and Training pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the calendar dates of meetings agreed for the 2021/22 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) discuss options/plans for holding meetings from September 2021

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

 

13.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.