Agenda

Agenda

Venue: The Moorfield Room, The Rufus Centre, Stepplingley Road, Flitwick, MK45 1AH

Contact: Sharon Griffin  0300 300 5066

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

To receive apologies for absence and notification of substitute Members.

2.

Election of Chairman for the municipal year 2018-19

To elect a Chairman for the municipal year 2018-19.

 

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 19 November 2018 (copy attached) and to receive an update on any matters arising from these.

4.

Chairman's Announcements and Communications

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

5.

Schools Forum powers and responsibilities pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

Information

6.

Sub-Groups of Schools Forum

 

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

N/A

Sue Tyler

 

High Needs

8 Jan 2019

Peter Fraser

 

Growth Fund

N/A

Victor Wan

 

 

 

7.

Membership of the Central Bedfordshire Schools Forum

 

To receive a verbal update on the membership of the Central Bedfordshire Schools Forum.

 

8.

Apprenticeship Levy

 

To receive a presentation on the Apprenticeship Levy.

 

9.

The Growth Fund - additional modelling

 

To receive a verbal update on additional modelling of the Growth Fund as requested at the Schools Forum meeting in November 2018.

 

 

10.

High Needs Block of the Dedicated School Grant pdf icon PDF 161 KB

 

To receive an update on the spend in regard to the High Needs Block (HNB) to date, the potential spend pressures for remainder of 2018/19, and the 0.5% investment 2018/19 into the HNB for this financial year, and to note the indicative High Needs Block DSG Allocation for 2019/20 and forecast spend including request for disapplication.

 

11.

Academy Schools: Balances on 31 August 2017 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

 

To receive an update about the balances held by academy schools on 31 August 2017, the end of the 2016/17 financial year for academies and free schools.

 

Additional documents:

12.

The National Funding Formula pdf icon PDF 6 MB

 

To receive an update on the National Funding Formula.

 

Proposals

13.

Trade Union Facilities Time pdf icon PDF 79 KB

 

To seek approval for the continuation of funding for facilities release time for Trade Unions and Professional Association.

 

 

Additional documents:

14.

School Admissions Annual Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 103 KB

 

To receive an overview of the performance of the School Admissions Team during the 2018/19 academic year and seek approval for the 2019/20 continued funding.

 

15.

Early Years funding 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

 

To consider the responses to the Consultation on Early Years Funding for 2019/20 and to agree funding approach for 19/20 in principle.

 

Additional documents:

16.

Special School Banding - Single Value Top UP (SVT) pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To receive an update on the assessment of the Single Value Top-Up as requested at the Schools Forum meeting in November 2018.

 

17.

Dedicated Schools Grant pdf icon PDF 93 KB

 

To receive an update on the Dedicated Schools Grant – to follow

 

 

18.

Schools Forum Budget pdf icon PDF 51 KB

 

To receive an update on the Schools Forum Budget – to follow

 

19.

Schools Contingency update pdf icon PDF 80 KB

 

To receive an update on Schools Contingency – to follow

 

20.

Work Programme pdf icon PDF 47 KB

 

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

Additional documents:

21.

Date of the Next Meeting

 

Monday 11 March 2019

 

Proposed meeting dates for 2019

11 June

16 September

18 November