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Agenda

Venue: Rockingham Professional Development Centre

Contact: Hannah Etheridge 

Items
No. Item

1.

Training session.

 

8.00 – 8.30 a.m.

 

Explanation of the DSG 2015/2016 funding.

 

It is important that all members of the Rotherham Schools’ Forum understand this and representatives are asked to ensure that they are present for this session. 

2.

Welcome and introductions.

3.

Apologies for absence.

4.

Declarations of Interest.

5.

Minutes and matters arising of the previous meeting held on Friday 28th November, 2014. pdf icon PDF 52 KB

6.

Devolved Central Budget.

 

·         Progress on devolving money to Schools. 

7.

Centrally retained services.

 

  • Update on buy-back models and offer.

 

  • A primary and secondary vote is required to determine whether to delegate all monies to Schools in 2015/2016.  (previous vote taken on 2015/2016 budget).

 

Table 3 – Can be centrally retained before allocating formula but no new commitments or increases in expenditure from 2014-15.

 

Service

2014-15

Winterhill & Rawmarsh CLC’s

£162,612

School Effectiveness

£1,254,040

Learners First

£765,000

Children in Public Care

£152,000

Voice and Influence

£3,143

Education Welfare

£31,000

Outdoor Education Co-ordinator

£24,649

Training for Children with Medical Needs

£45,500

Moving and Handling Account

£45,500

Sexual Exploitation Team

£45,208

Operational Safeguarding Unit

£66,000

Termination of employment costs

£157,000

SEN Transport

£101,000

TOTAL

£2,852,652

 

8.

Update on centrally held funds.

 

Vera Njegic

 

·         A vote may be required on the Pupil Growth Fund. 

 

Table 4 – Can be centrally retained before allocating formula and can be increased.

 

                                    Service

2014-15

Pupil Growth Fund

£400,000

Copyright Licensing Agency, Education Recording Agency & Music Publishers Association

£144,412

TOTAL

£544,412

 

Table 5 – Can be centrally retained before allocating formula but no increases in expenditure from 2014-15.

 

                                                Service

2014-15

Servicing of Schools Forum

£3,000

TOTAL

£3,000

  

9.

Classroom start-up funding for new schools. pdf icon PDF 28 KB

 

Dean Fenton/Mark Smith

 

·         Vote required. 

Additional documents:

10.

Educated Other Than At School (EOTAS) and de-delegated budgets. pdf icon PDF 66 KB

 

Lorraine Lichfield

 

  • Behaviour Support (£170,000) and Children in Public Care (£152,000).  A range of models to be presented.  A Primary and Secondary vote will be required. 

 

  • Part of the decision here will depend on the decision taken under agenda item 2 – centrally retained services). 

 

Q3. Should sums continue to be de-delegated from maintained school budgets in 2015-16?

           

Table 2

 

De-delegated budgets

% of schools in agreement

Schools in Financial Difficulty

93%

Behaviour support (EOTAS)

81%

FSM eligibility

94%

Trade union

94%

 

11.

High Needs update.

 

·         Donald Rae to provide an update. 

12.

Budget monitoring update. pdf icon PDF 52 KB

 

·         To the period ending November, 2014. 

Additional documents:

13.

Date and time of next meetings: -

 

·         Friday 6th March, 2015;

·         Friday 24th April, 2015;

·         Friday 26th June, 2015.

 

All to start at 8.30 a.m. at the Rockingham Professional Development Centre.