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Agenda and draft minutes

Schools Forum
Thursday, 13th September, 2018 8.30 am

Venue: Shrewsbury Training and Development Centre, Racecourse Crescent, Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, SY2 5BP. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

Minutes:

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Schools Forum

 

Date:     13 September 2018

 

Time:    8.30 am

 

Venue:  STDC, Monkmoor,

Shrewsbury

 

Item/Paper

 

  A

Public

 

 

Minutes of schools forum HELD ON 21 JUNE 2018

 

Present

Members

School Forum Members

Cllr Nick Bardsley

Bill Dowell (Chair)

Cllr Ed Potter

Phil Adams – Academy Headteacher

 

Alan Doust – Secondary Headteacher

Officers

Jean Evanson – Professional Association Representative

Phil Wilson

John Hitchings – SSGC

Julia Dean

Sabrina Hobbs – Academy Headteacher

Gwyneth Evans

Marylin Hunt – Primary Headteacher

Jo Jones

Shelly Hurdley – Early Years Representative

Chris Mathews

Samantha John –Academy Representative

Stephen Waters

Kerry Lynch – Academy Headteacher

Helen Woodbridge (Minutes)

Stephen Matthews – Primary Governor (and headteacher)

 

Alan Parkhurst – Primary Headteacher

Observers

Geoff Renwick – Academy Headteacher

Roger Evans

Michael Revell – Primary Governor

 

Mark Rogers – Primary Headteacher

 

Andrew Smith – 16 -19 Representative

 

Guy Verling – Primary Headteacher

 

 

 

 

ACTION

1.

Apologies

 

 

Apologies had been received from Pete Johnstone, Philip Sell, Karen Bradshaw, Neville Ward and Michael Barratt.

 

 

2.

Minutes and Matters Arising (Paper A)

 

 

  • The minutes were approved as a true record of the meeting.
  • Item 3 Phil Wilson advised of constructive meetings with Woodlands and Severndale Schools and thanked them for their input.   The funding mechanism will be finalised for the Autumn term and should be a sustainable model.  The Chair thanked officers, governors and staff for their work on this.
  • Item 4 Phil Wilson provided feedback from the Deficit Budget Working Group.  There have been constructive conversations re challenges around the use of capital receipts.  There is further work to do.  The group will be meeting again at the end of September.

 

 

3.

Allocation of Early Years Block

 

 

Phil Wilson went through the paper.

He advised that the level of funding continues to be a challenge so lobbying continues.

Shelly Hurdley advised that she had heard of instances where some charges are being made to parents for some items.

John Hitchings asked about population projections for Shropshire.

Phil Wilson advised of significant growth in primary pupil numbers in recent years and that this ‘bulge’ will move through into secondary in the coming years. He described a number of projects which are underway to expand some primary schools.  He added that up until now spare capacity in schools had been used.

It was agreed that a paper re place planning will be brought to Schools Forum in the Autumn term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PW

 

4.

School Balances as at March

 

 

Gwyneth Evans went through this annual paper and a confidential appendix was circulated (and subsequently collected).

The headlines are that school balances are reducing and that deficit balances are reducing and continue to be monitored.

Chris Mathews clarified the conditions for a deficit being licensed which are around standards and the ability to repay.

John Hitchings noted that the pattern is changing – trend was that smaller schools had large surpluses and it is now more of a mixture.

The Chair was disappointed that there is no similar information available on academies which seems perverse when considering  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

Election of Chair

3.

Minutes and Matters Arising - 21 June 2018 pdf icon PDF 199 KB

4.

Funding Arrangements for Severndale Academy and Woodlands School pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Additional documents:

5.

Schools Revenue Funding 2019 - 20 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

6.

Dedicated Schools Grant Monitoring pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

7.

Schools Revenue Funding Arrangements for 2019 to 2020, Lord Hill Hotel, Wednesday 10 October 2018

8.

Communications

9.

Future meeting dates

Future meetings (please diary):

8 November 2018

8.30 am

STDC, Monkmoor

6 December 2018

8.30 am

STDC, Monkmoor

17 January 2019

8.30 am

STDC, Monkmoor

31 January 2019 (provisional)

8.30 am

STDC, Monkmoor

21 March 2019

8.30 am

STDC, Monkmoor

6 June 2019

8.30 am

STDC, Monkmoor

 

 

 

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