Venue: Room 14 - Priory House, Monks Walk, Shefford, SG17 5TQ. View directions

Contact: Sharon Griffin  0300 300 5066

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitute Members.


Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting 18 September 2017 (copy attached) and to receive an update on any matters arising from these.

Additional documents:


Chairman's Announcements and Communications

To receive any announcements from the Chairman and any matters of communication.


Schools Forum powers and responsibilities pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To note the Schools Forum powers and responsibilities summary document issued by the Education Funding Agency (copy attached).



Sub-Groups of Schools Forum pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive an update from the Sub-Groups of Schools Forum on the work being undertaken.


Sub Group

Meetings held since last meeting of the Forum

Lead Officer

Update report attached

Early Years

Sue Tyler


High Needs

17 October

Leo Jones


Growth Fund


Victor Wan


School Block


Dawn Hill





School Admissions Team Funding pdf icon PDF 86 KB


To receive an overview of the current funding of the School Admissions Service, associated performance and recommendations for future funding.





Membership of the Schools Forum and Sub-Groups pdf icon PDF 115 KB


To receive an update on the review of the membership of the Schools Forum, terms of office of Members and vacancies and an overview of the current sub-groups, their purpose and remit and the recommendations for review by the Schools Forum Members regarding their future purpose.





Election of Members of the Schools Forum and Sub Groups


To consider the membership of the Schools Forum and Sub Groups.



Update on School Surplus Balances pdf icon PDF 66 KB


To receive an update on the 2016/17 Schools surplus balances.



Additional documents:


Update on the National Funding Consultation


To receive a presentation on the National Funding consultation.



Early Years funding update pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To receive an update on Early Years Block funding including spend/outturn.



High Needs Block - Budget Monitoring and next steps pdf icon PDF 93 KB


To receive an update on the current projected spend against budget for the financial year for the High Needs Block.




Next steps for school funding in England pdf icon PDF 82 KB


Members of Schools Forum to receive information on the Westminster Education Forum Keynote Seminar; Next steps for School Funding in England.



Work Programme pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To consider the work programme for the Central Bedfordshire Schools Forum.


Date of the Next Meeting


Monday 29 January 2018, 3pm, Room 15, Priory House, Chicksands


2018 provisional meetings dates


12 March

11 June

17 September

19 November