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Schools forum

Each local authority should have a Schools Forum to give schools greater involvement in the distribution of funding within their authority, as regulated by the Education Act 2002.

Agendas and reports

For all meetings, the proposed time is 4.00pm to 6.00pm, at  The Brooksbank School Sports College

15 January 2018

4.00pm at The The Brooksbank School Sports College , Victoria Road, Elland HX5 0QG.

The meeting will be held in the PDFDrama Studio 3 [PDF 377KB]

Ian R Hughes, Head of Democratic and Partnership Services, Town Hall, Halifax HX1 1UJ

29 April 2010

For further information on this agenda, please contact Gillian Worsman 01422 392692.

Always open first panel: 

Future meetings

  • Monday 10 December 2018;
  • Monday 11 February 2019;
  • Monday 8 April 2019;
  • Monday 17 June 2019.

What is the Schools forum

The local authority should consult the Schools Forum on a range of issues covering:

  • school funding such as changes to the school funding formula
  • contracts that an authority is letting or re-letting for provision of services to school (cleaning, catering, grounds maintenance, etc)
  • financial arrangements an authority makes for a range of central school budget expenditure such as:
    • the provision for pupils with special educational needs
    • excluded pupils
    • early years
    • insurance
    • changes to the scheme for financing schools administration of grants and free school meals
  • applications for increases to the limit on central expenditure
  • applications to vary the application of the minimum funding guarantee
  • the use of headroom (ie real growth in school budgets)

Calderdale Schools Forum also consider a range of issues relating to the wider financial context of schools, include scrutinising school balances and considering capital expenditure and provision.

The Calderdale Schools Forum has eighteen members. These include headteachers; governors; representatives of the Church of England, the Catholic Church and professional associations.

All Schools forum meetings are public meetings and are open to observers.

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