Rotherham Schools' Forum - Friday 1 December 2023 8.30 a.m.

Venue: Rockingham Professional Development Centre

Contact: Angela Kemp , Governance Adviser 

No. Item


Welcome and Introductions


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


Apologies for Absence


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


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.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 113 KB


Recommendation:-  To receive and approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 22nd September, 2023


Matters Arising from Previous Minutes


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


Membership and Constitution of the Rotherham Schools Forum (Standing Item) (include full list of members and who has voting rights)


To consider any updates or amendments to the membership of the Schools Forum.


DSG Sustainability & High Needs Finance Update pdf icon PDF 413 KB


Neil Hardwick to report.


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




School Funding Formula Consultation pdf icon PDF 354 KB


Louise Keith / Vera Njegic to report.


Recommendation:- That the Schools’ Forum note the content of the report and that votes be undertaken with the appropriate members of the Schools’ Forum to agree the school and academy local funding formula for 2024/25 for submission in January 2024.

Additional documents:


High Needs Block Sub Group


Neil Hardwick to report.


Recommendation: To receive the report and note the contents.



Send Sufficiency Phase 4 Update


Mark Cummins to report


Recommendation: To receive the report and note the contents.



Education Safeguarding Role Update pdf icon PDF 336 KB


Early Years Expansion and Early Education and Childcare Strategy pdf icon PDF 301 KB


Aileen Chambers / Pam Ward to report.


Recommendation: To receive the report and note the contents.



Schools Forum Forward Plan (Non-Finance Reports


Chair to report.


Recommendation:- To consider and agree a future schedule of non-finance related reports at the Rotherham Schools’ Forum.


Any Other Business


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


Date of Next Meeting


Recommendation:-  To consider and agree the date and time of the next meeting of the Rotherham Schools’ Forum on 12th January, 2024 at 8.30 a.m. at Rockingham Professional Development Centre.