York Schools Forum is made up of representatives from schools and academies across York.

Other 'non-school' organisations are also represented, such as nursery and 14-19 education providers.

Schools Forum meetings 2019 to 2020

All Schools Forum meetings take place from 9.00am to midday at West Offices and are open to observers.

Schools Forum meeting dates Venue
Thursday 26 September 2019 (autumn term) Cerialis Room
Thursday 6 February 2020 (spring term) Severus Room
Tuesday 5 May 2020 (summer term) Severus Room
Friday 3 July 2020 (summer term) Severus Room

See details of our Schools Forum membership.

Schools Forum meeting documents

View the agenda for the Schools Forum meeting on Thursday 26 September 2019.

View minutes and agendas from previous Schools Forum meetings.

Schools Forum responsibilities

The forum acts as a consultative body on some issues and a decision making body on others for:

  • changes to the local funding formula (the local authority is responsible for the final decision, although in some cases it may delegate this to the Schools Forum)
  • proposed changes to the operation of the 'minimum funding guarantee'
  • changes to/new contracts affecting schools (for example, school meals)
  • arrangements for pupils with Special Educational Needs, in pupil referral units and in 'early years' provision

The forum is responsible for decisions on:

  • how much funding can be retained centrally within the Dedicated Schools Grant (for example, for the Admissions Service, borrowing costs, additional funding available for growing schools)
  • any proposed central spend deficit 'carry forward' from one year to the next
  • proposals to de-delegate funding from maintained primary and secondary schools (for example, for staff supply cover, insurance, behaviour support)
  • changes to the scheme of financial management

Schools Forums good practice

See Schools Forum operational and good practice guide (GOV.UK) for further guidance on School Forums, including:

  • powers and responsibilities
  • structures
  • self-assessment toolkits

Also see

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