Schools Forum - Monday, 16th March, 2015 2.00 pm

Venue: Hammersmith Academy

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes of the meeting of the Schools Forum on 19th January 2015 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To agree the minutes of the previous meeting as a correct record.



Matters Arising from the minutes of the previous meeting


Draft Schools Organisation Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The draft Schools Organisation Strategy is attached for the Forum’s information.


DSG School Budget Update pdf icon PDF 307 KB

This report updates the Forum on the final DSG School Budget Allocations for 2015/16. This includes the Notional Schools Block, High Needs and Early Year Budgets.

Additional documents:


Funding For Two-Year Old Growth pdf icon PDF 65 KB

This report concerns funding for improving engagement of disadvantaged families with children who qualify for the two year old programme.



Use of Debit Cards in Schools

Item requested by School Business Managers Forum


Amendment to School Meal Invoicing Process pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Information item


High Needs Budget Update pdf icon PDF 143 KB

This report;


* Proposes an approach to Short Term Contingency funding for Early Years settings, which builds on and develops the existing arrangements for contingency funding


* Provides an update and proposes continuation of current arrangements for High Needs Top-Up Funding arrangements for children with a Statement of SEN/EHCP in the Early Years Sector over the financial year 2015/16


* Provides an approach for Block Request (3 applications per academic year up to a maximum of 40k per request) for Early Years Sector over the financial year 2015/2016

Additional documents:


Any Other Business

Verbal Report from the Director of Finance and Resources