Agenda

Schools Forum - Thursday, 19th January, 2023 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 218 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2022.

5.

Matters Arising

To discuss any matters arising.

6.

Executive Summary pdf icon PDF 135 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 Funding Announcement 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

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

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum Members with the final details of 2023/24 Schools Funding announcement by the Department of Education (DfE) on 16 December 2022.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

8.

2023/24 Schools Budget Update pdf icon PDF 582 KB

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

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the 2023/24 DSG allocation and provides an updated on the construction of the 2023/24 total schools’ budget.  The report also provides details of the final construction of the early years and schools block budgets.

 

The report seeks final approval of the proposed final budget for the central school services block and seeks views on any other budget matters (i.e. high needs).

 

Schools’ Forum Members are asked to:

 

a)    Note the report;

b)   Give views/comments on the budget information/allocations as outlined in section 3 for the early years block with additional detail at Appendix 1 & 2;

c)    Approve the final budget allocations for the central school services block as per section 4.6 / Appendix 3;

d)   Give views/comments on the final schools’ block local funding formula model as per section 5.3 and overview table at section 5.9

e)    Note the adjusted central reserve budget for 2023/24 at £1.158m as per section 5.6;

f)     Note the final de-delegated budget allocations at section 5.8 which are aligned to decisions confirmed at last meeting; and

g)   Give views/comments on the high needs budget block information as per section 6

 

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

 

 

 

 

9.

Annual Pro-Forma Toolkit (APT) 2023/24 Return pdf icon PDF 141 KB

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

 

The report provides Schools’ Forum members with details of the final 2023/24 Local Authority (LA) annual pro-forma toolkit (APT) return to be submitted to the Department for Education (DfE).

 

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

 

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

 

 

Additional documents:

10.

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) 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

 

11.

Schedule of Meetings & Training pdf icon PDF 230 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 updated 2022/2023 academic years dates at section 2.2;

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

 

 

12.

Any Other Business

To discuss any other business.