The Schools' Forum
The Schools Forum is a statutory body made of up of schools and non-schools members. Local Authorities are obliged to consult their Schools Forums annually in respect of issues relating to the schools budget, specifically in connection with the following:
- arrangements for the education of pupils with special educational needs
- arrangements for the use of pupil referral units and the education of children otherwise than at school
- arrangements for early years provision
- administrative arrangements for the allocation of central government grants paid to schools via the authority
The DfE has published a guide on the role of the Schools' Forum.
Schools' Forum reference documents
Schools Funding Formula Consultation 2021/22
The consultation on the funding formula for 2021/22 will run from 12 November to 27 November.
Details on the two models being consulted on are set out below:
Schools Block Formula Working Group 2020
Summary of Covid-19 Funding Guidance for Schools
Election of Primary Maintained Governor Representative 2020
Supporting Statements for the Candidates
The next meeting of the Schools’ Forum
The next meeting of the Schools’ Forum will be held on Thursday 4 February 2021.
Venue: Remote via Teams
If you are a member of the Public, contact Schools.ForumClerk@cheshireeast.gov.uk for details on how to join the meeting
Future meetings of the Schools' Forum
The dates of the meetings of the Schools’ Forum for 2020-21 are as follows:
- Thursday 4 February 2021
- Thursday 10 June 2021
Meetings to take place 16:30-18:30
Venue: Holmes Chapel Community Centre or Remote
Schools’ Forum December 2020
Agenda and papers for this meeting.
Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed below: