Agenda

Rotherham Schools' Forum - Friday 16 April 2021 8.30 a.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Debbie Pons , Governance Adviser 

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and Introductions.

 

Welcome by the Chair and introductions by all Forum Members present.

2.

Apologies for Absence.

 

To receive apologies from any Forum Member who are unable to attend the meeting.

3.

Declarations of Interest.

 

To invite Forum Members to declare any interests they may have on agenda items to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting held on 15th January, 2021. pdf icon PDF 187 KB

 

Recommendation:-  To receive and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 15th January, 2021.

5.

Matters Arising from Previous Minutes.

 

To consider and report on any matters arising from the previous minutes:-

6.

Update on Disapplication Request pdf icon PDF 11 KB

 

Report by Neil Hardwick.

 

Recommendation:- To receive the update and note the contents.

7.

High Needs Block (HNB) Funding Consultation pdf icon PDF 443 KB

 

Report by Neil Hardwick

 

Recommendation:- Seeking views on some of the longer term changes to the formula that could be considered in the future.

8.

Update on 2021/22 HNB Operational Guidance pdf icon PDF 835 KB

 

Report by Neil Hardwick

 

Recommendation:- To receive the guide and note the contents of how the high needs funding system operates for local authorities and a number of different institution types, including alternative provision (AP) across England.

9.

School Forum Sub-Group

 

Report by Vera Njegic/Jackie Ross.

 

Recommendation:- To receive the update and note the contents.

10.

Charging Proposal - Exclusions/Off Roll

 

Report by Neil Hardwick

 

Recommendation:-  That the report be received and the contents noted.

11.

Proposed Use of Central Block Reserves

 

Report by Vera Njegic.

 

Recommendation:-  That the report be received and the contents noted.

12.

Alternative Provision Update

 

Presentation by Nathan Heath.

 

Recommendation:-  To receive the presentation and note the contents.

13.

Send Sufficiency Phase 3 Update

 

Report by Nathan Heath.

 

Recommendation:- That the report be received and the contents noted.

14.

Any Other Business

 

(1)        Nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair.

 

To consider the future nominations for Chair and Vice-Chair for the next academic year(s).

 

(2)        Membership of the Rotherham Schools’ Forum and filling of vacancies.

 

For the vacant seats to be shared with respective bodies.

 

Recommendation:-  To receive any other items of urgent business.

15.

Dates and Times of Next and Future Meetings

 

Recommendation:-  (1) To consider and agree the date and time of the next virtual meeting of the Rotherham Schools’ Forum on Friday, 25th June, 2021 at 8.30 a.m.

 

(2)  To note the dates of future meetings (all at 8.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated):-

 

Friday, 17th September, 2021

Friday, 19th November, 2021

Friday, 21st January, 2022

Friday, 8th April, 2022

Friday, 24th June, 2022