Under the Education Act 2002, each local authority was required to set up a schools forum. This body must be consulted by the local authority on the school funding formula and other issues relating to school budgets such as contracts, central schools budget expenditure, minimum funding guarantees and school balances.
Calderdale Schools Forum is made up of eighteen members. These include headteachers, governors, the Church of England, the Catholic Church, and professional associations.
The forum holds several meetings a year. The constitution, agenda and reports are all available here:
This sets out the financial relationship between the local authority and the maintained schools that it funds, including requirements related to financial management and associated issues.