This Independent Committee makes representations to the County Council
What does the Forum do?
Schools Forums are governed by the Schools Forums (England ) Regulations 2012 (wef 1 October 2012).
The Forum has a consultative and advisory role in school funding and financial matters. It will not hold a budget, and Regulations do not allow it a decision-making role. However, the Forum must be consulted and agree if the proposed percentage increase to the centrally managed share of the Designated Schools Grant (DSG) is greater than the overall DSG settlement. If the Forum does not agree, the Authority can appeal to the DfE.
Therefore a duty is laid on the Local Authority to consult the Forum about any proposed change to the school funding formula, about the financial effect of such a change and, annually, about the following matters relating to the schools budget:
- Pupils with Special Education Needs.
- Pupil Referral Units and "Education Otherwise".
- Early years education.
- Any prospective revision to the funding scheme.
- Arrangements for paying Central Government grant to schools.
The LA may also consult the Schools Forum about any other matter relating to the funding of schools.
Non statutory responsibilities
The County Council has agreed that the Forum will be consulted on all educational issues that affect young people aged 0 – 19.
The Forum agreed to restructure its standing groups July 2012 (details under revision):-
School Finance Group (SFG), School Organisation, Capital and Admissions Group (SOCA) to replace SOPF, FLA to be disbanded.
Current standing groups:
Former standing groups:
- Schools Organisation and Policy Forum (SOPF) - disbanded in July 2012
- Forum for Learning and Achievement - disbanded in July 2012
- Commissioning Board - disbanded in June 2011
Find out more about the Devon Education Forum
Additional papers from meeting of Devon Education Forum on 11 May 2011.
These reports were written late after the agenda was finalised. As such, the report numbers are not mentioned in the agenda:
Find out more
Also on devon.gov.uk
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