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   

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 is 10 June 2021

The dates of the Schools’ Forum meetings for 2021-22 will be confirmed at the meeting on 10 June 2021. 

Meetings to take place 16:30-18:30 Venue: Holmes Chapel Community Centre or Remote. If you are a member of the Public, contact for details on how to join the meeting.

Schools’ Forum February 2021 

Agenda and papers for this meeting

Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be accessed below:

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